The Consulting Architects of Alberta and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta are pleased to present Version 3.0 of the new Scope of Services document.

Updated February 2017 

Scope of Services Version 3.0

The Consulting Architects of Alberta and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta are pleased to present Version 3.0 of the new Scope of Services document.

 

 Download a PDF VERSION of the Scope of Services document.

 
Background

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.

Version 2.0 was completed in 2013. Version 3.0, released in February 2017, can be found by clicking the link above.

A living document 

It is important to note:

It is the intention of CAA and CEA to update this document regularly, 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 and earlier editions.

Version 3.0 still has
Three distinct, yet interconnected parts

PART 1: BASIC SERVICES FOR BUILDING PROJECTS IN ALBERTA
PART 2: DETERMINING FEES FOR BASIC SERVICES
PART 3: DEFINITIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO A & E SERVICES

PART 1:    Basic Services for Building Projects in Alberta

The intent of Part 1 is to describe the scope of basic services and standard terms of agreement for a normal building design process. 

PART 2:    Determining Fees for Basic Services

Clients are encouraged to select a team of architect and consultants based on merit; the experience and expertise of the firm and the team members proposed, compatibility, creativity, approach and methodology: qualification-based rather than fee-based selection.

PART 3:    Definitions & Additional Information Related to A & E Services

This section provides insight and guidance to clients and member firms as they define the anticipated scope of work and determine an appropriate fee for specific services and specialty consultants outside the normal scope of basic services.

Acknowledgments

The CAA & CEA gratefully appreciate the permission to use and modify existing document from the Alberta Association of Architects, the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, the Consulting Engineers of Alberta and the Ontario of Association of Architects.

Linus Murphy, Chair
Derek Ciezki

Patrick Fleming

Doug McConnell

Enzo Vicenzino

Richard Walters

Note: This is a VOLUNTARY REFERENCE DOCUMENT

CAA and CEA mutually support the notion of fair compensation commensurate with the level of professional services provided. 

This reference document outlines a framework and voluntary reference document suggesting how one might determine professional fees.  It is not mandatory. Each project is unique and members are free to negotiate appropriate fees in each instance.

 

There will not be any sanctions or penalties for any CAA or CEA members who choose not to follow this guide. It is offered for information purposes only.

 

SEND YOUR COMMENTS to the Chair of the Task Force.  

All input will be gratefully accepted as part of the ongoing process of refinement and adaptation.

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