10 Sep Aia Stipulated Sum Agreement
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the dominant family of forms in the construction industry. AIA recently released its ten years of updates for some of its forms. This article explains the changes to the 2017 versions of two of the form contracts between the owner and the contractor, namely Form AIA A101-2017 (agreement whose basis of payment is a specified amount) and Form AA A102-2017 (agreement for which the basis of payment is the cost of labour plus a fee). Overall, comments on the A102 and A103 were relatively low in 2017. However, these minor language adaptations could have a significant and perhaps unintended impact on the interpretation of the agreement. Whether an owner or a contractor, everyone who uses AIA forms should note the changes to ensure that each party`s intent is reflected in the agreement. G710-2017, Additional Instructions for Architects. G612-2017, Owner`s Instructions to the Architect Part A D101-1995, Methods of Calculation Areas and Volumes of Buildings. . B107-2020, standard form of the agreement between the developer and the architect for prototype(s) for a residential project of one or two families with limited architectural services. Stylistic changes Many stylistic changes to forms include:. . C201-2015 (ex-G601-1994), Consultant`s Services, Land Survey.
B503-2007 (ex-B511-2001), Guide for Amendments to AIA Owner-Architect Agreements G701S-2017, Change Order, Contractor-Subcontractor Variation A751-2019, Invitation and Instructions to Vendors for Furnitures for Furnitures for Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment (FF&E) While the revision is minor, both the language “after” and the reference to point 9.10.3 of A201 (which deals only with post-completion issues) are deleted; the change in meaning is remarkable. The contractor could argue that this new language makes it possible to restore significant delays at any time of the project – and not to limit it to those that will be substantially completed – which is probably intentional. The intention of the parties is clearer in the 2007 version, including the language “after”, and only in reference to the section of A201 that deals with issues after essential completion. An owner should consider the potential impact of this new change to the forms for 2017 when negotiating the terms of the contract. . B305-1993 (formerly B431-1993), Architect`s Qualification Statement. . . . If, subsequently, the final completion of the work is significantly delayed through no fault of the contractor, all additional amounts must be paid in accordance with section 9.10.3 of AA A201-2007. [Highlighted here only].
. A221-2018, employment contract to be used with framework contract between the owner and the contractor. C204-2020, standard form of consulting services: Sustainable project services C203-2017 (formerly B211-2007), standard form of consultant provision: commissioning. . G731-2019 (formerly G701™CMa-1992), Change Order, Construction Manager-Adviser Edition. G736-2009 (ex-G722CMa-1992), project application and payment certificate, site manager as consultant Edition G808A-2001, worksheet on the classification of works. . B509-2020, guide for additional conditions to the AIA document B109-2020 for use in condominium projects. A104-2017 (formerly A107-2007), the standard abbreviated form of the agreement between the owner and the contractor. G741-2015, modification order for a design construction project.
A421-2018, standard form for a framework contract between the contractor and the subcontractor under which the work is carried out under several employment contracts. . Document A521-2012 of the AIA, unique place of the object. . G808-2017, list of projects and summary of design data. . G705-2001 (formerly G805-2001), list of subcontractors. . . .