Scope and Fees Task Force

Chair:  LINUS MURPHY, S2 Architecture

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In 2009 the Consulting Architects of Alberta (CAA) and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) agreed that the Recommended Conditions of Engagement and Schedule of Professional Fees, issued by the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA) and the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), needed to be updated and brought under the joint authorship of the CAA and CEA, consistent with their role as advocacy bodies.  

Determination of fees for architectural, engineering and interior design services no longer falls with the jurisdiction of the AAA and APEGGA in their role as regulatory bodies for their respective professions, but services provided by architects and engineers do.

The first edition of the new Scope and Fees document has been drafted and is now posted online on this website.

It is important to note that this is the FIRST EDITION of this document. It is the intention of CAA and CEA to update this document annually, consistent with emergent trends and input from private and public sector clients and members.

ONGOING task force work will explore and address a variety of issues identified as important but not fully dealt with in this first edition.

 

 

Procurement & Contracts Committee

CO-CHAIRS: 
Douglas McConnell, DIALOG and Jan Pierzchajlo, Rockliff Pierzchajlo Architects & planners

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The purpose of the committee is to enhance the success of our member firms by simplifying and streamlining public procurement practices.

Success metrics would include:

  • Proposal calls more consistent from one jurisdiction to the next
  • Proposals evaluated more consistently across Alberta
  • Purchasing departments aware of the subtleties of architectural and engineering services
  • Purchasing departments aware of various construction procurement methods and their implications
  • Firm competitiveness enhanced as effort invested in proposals is re-allocated to produce better projects

 

Member Relations Committee

Chair:  PAUL BYRNE, ONPA

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A & E Buildings Committee

This committee is a joint effort with our colleagues at the Consulting Architects of Alberta.

Terms of Reference (March 2009) 

The A & E Buildings Committee will advocate with clients, regulatory bodies and licensing authorities to further the interests of Consulting Architects and Consulting Engineering firms in the areas of:

  1. Fostering the relationship between Architects and Engineers
  2. Engagement of Consulting Engineers and Consulting Architects
  3. Sustainability and the environment
  4. Client needs and satisfaction
  5. Regulatory and code Change impacts

The objective of the committee is to achieve a marketplace where quality based selection procedures are the norm. The committee will comprise of members of the Consulting Engineers of Alberta and the Consulting Architects of Alberta. A representative from each organization will co-chair the committee for a one-year term which will expire on May 31st of each year.