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18 CCDC 15 – 2013
PART 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
GC 1.1 CONTRACT DOCUMENTS
1.1.1 If there is a conflict within the documents of this Contract, the order of priority of documents, from highest to lowest,
.1 the Agreement between the Design-Builder and the Consultant including Schedules A, B, C, and D.
.2 the Definitions,
.3 Supplementary Conditions,
.4 the General Conditions,
.5 the Owner’s Statement of Requirements.
1.1.2 Nothing in this Contract shall create any contractual relationship between the Consultant and the Owner, or the Owner’s
agents or employees.
GC 1.2 COPYRIGHT AND USE OF DOCUMENTS
1.2.1 Copyright for the design and drawings and electronic media, prepared by or on behalf of the Consultant, belong to the
Consultant. Plans, sketches, drawings, graphic representations, and specifications, including, but not limited to,
computer generated designs, are instruments of the Consultant’s service and shall remain the property of the Consultant
whether or not the Construction for which they are made is executed and whether or not the Design-Builder has paid for
the Design Services. Their alteration by the Design-Builder is prohibited.
1.2.2 Submissions or distribution of the Consultant’s plans, sketches, drawings, electronic files, graphic representations, and
specifications to meet all requirements of all authorities having jurisdiction over the Work or for other purposes in
connection with the Work is not to be construed as publication in derogation of the Consultant’s reserved rights.
1.2.3 The Owner and the Design-Builder may retain copies, including reproducible copies, of plans, sketches, drawings,
graphic representations, and specifications for information and reference in connection with the Owner’s use and
occupancy of the Work. Copies may only be used for the purpose intended and for a one time use, on the same site, and
for the same project, by the Design-Builder only and may not be offered for sale or transfer without the express written
consent of the Consultant. Except for reference purposes, the plans, sketches, drawings, electronic files, graphic
representations, and specifications shall not be used for additions or alterations to the Work or on any other project
without a written licence from the Consultant for the limited or repeat use of such documents.
1.2.4 As a condition precedent to the use of the plans, sketches, drawings, electronic files, graphic representations, and
specifications, all corresponding related fees and reimbursable expenses of the Consultant are required to be paid in
accordance with the Contract.
1.2.5 The Owner or t
he Design-Builder shall be entitled to keep origi
nal models or renderings the Design-Builder specifically
commissioned and paid for.
1.2.6 Should the Design-Builder alter the Consultant’s instrument of service, or use or provide them to third parties other than
in connection with the Work without informing the Consultant by Notice in Writing and without the Consultant’s prior
written consent, the Consultant will be entitled either to compensation for such improper alteration or to prevent such
improper use of the Consultant’s instruments of service, or both. Moreover, the Design-Builder shall indemnify the
Consultant against claims and costs (including legal costs) associated with such improper alteration or use. In no event
will the Consultant be responsible for the consequences of any such improper alteration or use.
GC 1.3 LAW OF THE CONTRACT
1.3.1 The law of the Place of the Work shall govern the interpretation of the Contract.
GC 1.4 RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
1.4.1 Except as expressly provided in the Contract, the duties and obligations imposed by the Contract and the rights and
remedies available hereunder shall be in addition to, and not a limitation of, any duties, obligations, rights, and
remedies otherwise imposed or available by law.
1.4.2 No action or failure to act by the Design-Builder or the Consultant shall constitute a waiver of any right or duty
afforded to either of them under the Contract, nor shall any such action or failure to act constitute an approval of or
acquiescence in any breach thereunder, except as may be specifically agreed to in writing.