1. Architect-Administered

ABIC contracts are drafted with the intention of being administered by architects, ensuring that the architect’s role in overseeing and managing the construction process is clearly defined and supported.

2. Clarity and Understandability

These contracts are known for their clear language and logical structure, which mirrors the sequence of the construction process. This clarity minimises confusion and helps prevent disputes, making the contracts accessible to all parties involved.

3. Equitable Risk Distribution

ABIC contracts aim to evenly distribute the liability of potential risks between the parties involved. This equitable allocation of risks helps in minimising disputes and ensures a fair agreement for both the owner and the builder.

4. Comprehensive Suite for Various Project Types

The ABIC suite includes contracts for major works, simple works, commercial cost plus, early works, and basic works. This variety ensures that there is a suitable contract for different types of projects, from large-scale commercial to small residential projects.

5. Detailed Provisions

Especially in major works contracts, ABIC provides detailed clauses and specific provisions covering aspects such as quality control, reporting, and project management. These comprehensive provisions ensure that all parties are clear on their responsibilities, promoting smooth project execution.

6. Flexibility for Commercial Arrangements

ABIC contracts allow for commercial arrangements not commonly found in other types of contracts. This flexibility can accommodate the specific needs and preferences of the parties involved.

7. User-Friendly for Homeowners

Despite their detail, ABIC contracts are designed to be friendly to homeowners, providing a clear and concise framework for the legal rights and obligations of the parties. This user-friendliness makes the construction process less daunting for homeowners.

8. Legislative Compliance

ABIC contracts are designed to comply with the various State and Territory Government legislation covering residential construction. This compliance ensures that the contracts are legally sound and suitable for use across different jurisdictions.

9. Supporting Documents and User Guides

The contracts come with detailed supporting documents, including user guides and template forms for both the architect and the contractor. These resources provide additional guidance and support, facilitating smoother contract administration.

10. Designed for a Range of Building Projects

ABIC contracts are suitable for a diverse array of building projects, including commercial, residential, and public works. Their adaptability makes them a valuable tool for architects and builders working across the construction industry.

These features collectively make ABIC contracts a preferred choice for architectural projects, providing a structured, clear, and equitable framework that supports the unique requirements of construction projects administered by architects.