Information Services

  • Practice Information Notes: available on the website or published quarterly in folders, constitute essential CPD and include information from a wide range of professional and technical organizations, including government legislation, consultations and regulations
  • Environment and Sustainability: advice on energy and the environment, sustainable construction, and other green issues.
  • Conservation: information on Scottish practice.
  • Advice for Contract Administrators on good practice, important legal cases and latest contractual updates.

Free access to the RIAS Legal Adviser

Quick and expert legal advice on a wide range of topics: appointments, contract, liability, copyright issues, fee recovery.

Advice from the RIAS Panel of Experts

Authoritative telephone advice from a range of experts

Free downloads

  • 2018 Suite of five RIAS Appointment Documents
    • RIAS SCA/2018 , S-C/2018 Sub Consultancy Agreement, ASP 2018 (Small Projects) , Design and Build Appointments: DBE/2018 and DBC/2018
  • RIAS Certificates for Borrowers
    • Report, Interim and Final Inspection Certificates, CML Certificate
  • RIAS Contract Administration
    • Pro-formas of all Contract Administration forms for use with SBCC Contracts suitable for both Scottish Minor Works and Scottish Building Contract Suites

Student Access

Free access for Part III students during exam periods.

  • Password exclusive access to restricted area of the web site. e-PI Notes for the latest information fortnightly via email
  • Free appointment documents and certificates for download. Now with improved search facility - database of Practice Notes issued from 1999
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Benefits

  • Place free adverts on the Jobs page of the RIAS website (1 month per advert),
  • RIAS bookshop account facilities for all subscribers,
  • 20% discount to place an entry in the RIAS Directory of Practices
  • Special offers (bookshop and events)
Practice Information is an important means by which current knowledge is disseminated to the profession at large and therefore likely to be treated as something which the ordinary architect using reasonable skill and care should consult. It could be relied upon to demonstrate what an ordinary architect would know of a particular issue.
RIAS Legal Adviser