B162–2002 (formerly B621INT–2002), Abbreviated Standard Form of Agreement Between Client and Consultant for use where the Project is located outside the United States
AIA Document B162™–2002 is an abbreviated version of AIA Document B161™–2002, Standard Form of Agreement between Client and Consultant. The document is designed to assist U.S. architects involved in projects based in foreign countries where the U.S. architect is hired on a consulting basis for design services and a local architect will be retained. The document is intended to clarify the assumptions, roles, responsibilities, and obligations of the parties; to provide a clear, narrative description of services; and to facilitate, strengthen, and maintain the working and contractual relationship between the parties. Because of foreign practices, the term “owner” has been replaced with “client” throughout the document. Also, since it is assumed that the U.S. architect is not licensed to practice architecture in the foreign country where the project is located, the term “consultant” is used throughout the document to refer to the U.S. architect. NOTE: B162 was only renumbered in 2007, but its content remains the same as in AIA Document B621™INT–2002 (expired May 31, 2009).