Adjudication information sheet
This information sheet intends to raise awareness on the general nature and stages of an adjudication and is not a substitute for professional advice. Members finding themselves either at the receiving end of a Notice of Adjudication or wishing to serve one should seek professional advice.
Alternative Forms of Dispute Resolution (ADR) information sheet
Bankruptcy and insolvency information sheet
This information note is intended to detail CIAT’s policy on members becoming bankrupt or insolvent in relation to the Institute’s current constitution.
Basic guide to the build-up and calculation of members' fees information sheet (1 of 3)
This information sheet aims to provide guidance for members on calculating fees and encourage members’ awareness of their own expenditure and what details need to be taken into consideration when giving costs to their clients.
Basic guide to the build-up and calculation of members' fees information sheet (2 of 3) spreadsheet for company with director(s) and partner(s)
Spreadsheet to accompany the Basic guide to the build-up and calculation of members' fees information sheet (2 of 3)
Basic guide to the build-up and calculation of members' fees information sheet (3 of 3) - spreadsheet for sole practitioners
Spreadsheet to accompany the Basic guide to the build-up of members' fees information sheet (3 of 3) sole practitioners
Building Control (Amendment) Regulations information sheet (Republic of Ireland)
The process for building works in Republic of Ireland changed on 1 March 2014 with the introduction of SI 09 of 2014.
Cancellation of consumer contracts information sheet
Members should be aware that all contracts entered into with consumers (with some limited exceptions) will fall within Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013).
Cessation of Practice information sheet
When members either on the Register of Practices or the Profile Register close their practice for any reason, they are required to comply with the Code of Conduct Clause 4.
Conduct and Professional Ethics: Resigning your membership information sheet
The Institute has a rigorous policy on Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures and carries out the investigation of complaints in a thorough and open way.
Conflicts of interest information sheet
Conflicts of interest between a member, a client and/or third parties remain a grey area and are often open to interpretation.
The Construction Act 2011 information sheet
This information sheet is concerned with the more significant changes brought about by the New Construction Act.
Copyright information sheet
Copyright in respect of architecture, gives the author of the drawings economic rights, protecting the ownership of drawings and enabling control over the use of the drawings.
Delineation of roles information sheet
On appointing a Chartered Architectural Technologist, clients need to determine the extent of the role required to satisfy their requirements.
FAQs for members in Republic of Ireland information sheet
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) information sheet
Complying with data protection regulation is an essential part of running any successful business. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective from 25 May 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998, you need to understand the implications for your business and take measures to be compliant to avoid potential fines which can be crippling under the new regime.
Offering and providing services to clients
This document aims to provide clarity to all members and affiliates on their obligations in respect of offering and providing architectural services and advice.
BC(A)R Certificates information sheet
Members are advised that the advice on this information sheet only applies to BCAR certificates.
The Party Wall etc Act 1996 information sheet
Members have the responsibility to advise clients when work falls within the scope of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (the Act). It is recommended this is done at the outset of any appointment for architectural services.
Payer's Notice to Payee to Pay Less Than the Notified Sum Contract (Notiice to Pay Less) information sheet
Professional standards information sheet
Providing services to clients information sheet
In order to avoid confusion in respect of what constitutes providing services to clients, it has been agreed that a member must register if they are providing services and/or advice to clients if it is linked to Architectural Technology or architecture or construction – i.e. anything connected to the architectural or construction industry.
Retention of documents information sheet
Retaining documents can be an expensive and onerous business, incurring storage charges and involving deliberations over what to keep and what to destroy.
Rights of light information sheet
Rights of Light are rights that can be enjoyed by a building.
Termination Do's and Don'ts information sheet
Termination provisions in standard form building contracts are not always user friendly.