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

As courts have tested the agreements over time, users may rely aiq on the meaning and interpretation of the contract terms. The latter are not included in Basic Services, but the parties at time of contracting recognize that Supplemental Services will be required for the project. As a result, many Owners invert this structure and instead list the types of additional or supplemental services that will qualify for additional compensation and then state that any other services necessary for Project or for the Architect to fulfill its standard of care are part of Basic Services.

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These changes, as well as numerous others, are addressed in greater detail in the balance of this paper. By signing up, you agree to AIA. Those services now have been moved up to section 4.

Selecting the right owner-architect agreement for a commercial project – AIA

Note that later in the contract there is another section that again makes reference to performance criteria. B 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 As the Architect usually prepares the overall project design, it makes sense to have the Architect include in its Basic Services the coordination of third-party designs with its overall design.


These editing conventions serve two important purposes. This new provision creates an objectively determined date for termination of the Agreement — being one year after Substantial Completion. The final sentence added to this paragraph requires that the Owner have no direct communications with subconsultants but instead always communicates through h101 Architect. B10 the quoted text, we provide comments on that provision. Presumably, the AIA intends it to include some amount for lost profit for services not performed since the multiple other categories for which the Architect is now entitled to compensation generally encompass all other fees and costs the Architect might otherwise incur.

In this article, we highlight and explain some of the key changes, including:. As with all of the AIA documents, changes can be made to the standard templates.

AIA B101 solidifies your (legal) relationship with the owner. #AREsketches

The new language also makes clear that the architect takes no responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of that information provided by the owner or others retained by the owner. Back to Briefing Papers Print this Paper.

The new sentence might cause some confusion. When selecting an agreement for a project, consider the method by which cost estimating and scheduling tasks are to be accomplished. 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.

B also anticipates that the owner may implement fast-track, phased, or accelerated construction scheduling. The Cost of the Work does not include the compensation of the Architect, Architect. Not all additional insured endorsements that are readily available from carriers include completed operations. It is one thing to have to make changes because codes change after contract award. 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. Please login to access this page. Eighteen months from the date AIA published the document, the license to use the current edition will terminate. This discussion is generalized in nature and should not be considered a substitute for professional advice. This change cures that problem. If the types and limits of coverage required in Section 2.

Choosing the most appropriate AIA agreement at the beginning of a project simplifies contract drafting and provides a solid basis for communication between the architect and owner. Create a new password. They are Hugh Brown and Jeff Wieland. This Briefing Paper will provide the citation to both documents with the applicable sections of the B included in parentheses.

During the Construction phase, the architect provides services in line with B and B Since that section already addresses the use of performance specifications, it does not seem necessary to include it here in section 3. The Architect is no longer required to redesign for free when the construction budget is exceeded due to unanticipated market conditions that cause the bids or proposals to be higher than reasonably expected.

Many of the changes to the B are the same as the changes made to the B Only five percent b110 Minnesota attorneys receive this honor.

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