Like the recently revised A General Conditions, new revisions to the AIA B, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect. Comparison of and AIA contract documents: Key changes in AIA A™ and AIA B™. October 26, This briefing highlights changes to the. The American Institute of Architects (AIA), on April 27, issued the update to the AIA B™ “Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner.

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Commonly used owner-architect agreements for commercial projects and their distinguishing features include the following:. This is a powerful clause.

Please login to access this page. This removes the affirmative obligation the Architect had to raise and discuss environmentally responsible design approaches with the Owner. This new language resolves that issue. This change cures that problem. The addition of the reference to section 6.

The parties should be careful to either modify this Section or review the E Design professionals frequently disagree with these determinations, claiming that they are not proper Code interpretations or do not reflect the applicable design standard of care. There have been instances where project owners forbid the architect from disclosing confidential information for example, the discovery of ongoing pollution even where state law or regulations required the Architect to report it a regulatory agency.

Many of the changes to the B are the same as the changes made to the B According to this Section, the Architect is to be paid for Additional Services if its Construction Phase Services are provided more than 60 days after the earlier of the Substantial Completion Date or the expected Substantial Completion date.

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The requirements listed are fairly common, but the parties should still consider adding further detail, particularly on PL coverage and endorsements.


As the construction industry and procurement of construction services have evolved, owners often choose to engage construction managers or similar consultants to provide specialized pre-construction services, such as cost estimating, scheduling, and constructability review.

Please confirm the information below before signing in. They are widely accepted and used in the construction industry, signifying a consensus of individuals and groups who represent the interests of architects, owners, and contractors. This allows the parties to focus on the meaning and impact of the changes.

If a general contractor is acting as the construction manager and will build the project, B is the form to consider.

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Bthe Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Complex Project, is similar to B; for example, the basic services of B are performed in the same five phases as those described in the B One reason given for including this information directly in the agreement, instead of what was previously an exhibit, is that it will be front and center and will result in more individuals actually reading the information and becoming knowledgeable about the content.

Cura b1001 amet et commodo turpis The document retains the concept of Basic Services and states that needed or requested services not included in Basic Services qualify as either Additional Services or as the newly named Supplemental Services qia which the Owner must pay additional compensation to the Architect.

Once again, the B specifies the services that require additional compensation. Your existing password has not been changed.

AIA B solidifies your (legal) relationship with the owner. #AREsketches – L² Design, LLC

AIA Contract Documents are periodically updated to reflect changes in the design and construction industry, as well as the law. This serves the purpose of improving upon communication, which is aiq a vital element of good risk management and project management. By signing up, you agree to AIA. In addition to any amounts paid under Section 9. This new compensation provision clarifies that, when overall compensation is on a percentage basis, progress payment calculations will aoa based on the current budget for the Cost of the Work.


It means that if a court finds a provision of the Agreement to be void or unenforceable, the court is to nevertheless enforce the balance of the terms and conditions of the Agreement.

This Briefing Paper will provide the citation to both documents with the applicable sections of the B included in parentheses. Since that section already addresses the use of performance specifications, it does not seem necessary to include it here in section 3.

Comparison of 2007 and 2017 AIA contract documents: Key changes in AIA A201™ and AIA B101™

This Section keeps earlier revisions that eliminated detailed aiq of the Cost of the Work as a Basic Service and now expressly makes detailed estimates i. It is advisable that the Architect use this same type of language for other types of certifications as well.

Sign in to complete account merge. Already have an account? These changes, as well as numerous others, are addressed in greater detail in the balance of this paper.

However, if the owner will engage a aua to provide cost estimating and scheduling services during design, and procurement will be through bidding or negotiation, B provides terms that are more precisely tailored to this circumstance. A similar change is made for negotiated procurement in section 3. Topic Another minor downtick in architectural firm billings Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elt. The logical question always was: The B and the B include the same types of liability coverage, but provide more detail on coverage requirements.

The services are divided into basic, supplemental, and additional. Basic services are performed in five phases: