AIA Digital Documents

Collaborative Construction

I wrote the summary of the AIA Digital Documents below a few years back but it responds well to recent questions I received regarding digital protocols generally. When the AIA updates its digital suite of documents Collaborative Construction will review those new instruments. AIA Digital Documents Summary James L. These AIA instruments provide a good starting place for understanding the legal landscape in construction from a digital perspective.

PREPARING CONTRACT (TENDER) DOCUMENTS

The Constructor

The contract documents A contract is an agreement between two parties which they intend to be legally binding with respect to the obligations of each. Construction Contracts Construction Management Constrution Bill of Quantities Contract Documents Contracts Tender Tender documents

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Lawsuit Over LEED Documentation

Green Building Law Update

A case filed last week in a California court is a prime example of the importance of contract documents in a LEED project. With a performance bond in place, the City and the surety announced in early March that they has negotiated a takeover agreement that will allow a new contractor to complete construction. In a letter reprinted in part in the local print media, Assistant City Attorney Cara Silver said, "very little of the LEED documentation appear to be present."

PREPARING CONTRACT (TENDER) DOCUMENTS

The Constructor

A contract or tender document in construction industry is an agreement between two parties which they intend to be legally binding with respect to. Construction Construction Contracts Construction Management Bill of Quantities Contract Documents Contracts Tender Tender documents

Why Legal Agreements Matter

Collaborative Construction

The comment below was in response to another poster who mentioned the use of Design-Construct agreements used in Australia and New Zeland. The problem lies with traditional transactional legal agreements. Integrated and collaborative agreements are.

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AIA Digital Practice Documents for Review

Collaborative Construction

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently published a draft set of Digital Practice Documents worthy of consideration by integrated teams interested in providing BIM enabled facilities and infrastructure in an integrated project delivery (IPD) environment.

Competing Forms of Agreement

Collaborative Construction

At Archi-Tech Magazine Robert Paul Dean and Susan McClendon compare and contrast the competing forms of construction agreements offered by the American Institute of Architects ( AIA ), the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee ( EJCDC ), and the Associated General Contractors of America ( AGC ) in conjunction with 19 other construction associations comprising a new organization called ConsensusDOCS.

Some vital construction documents for a construction project

Construction Cost Estimating

If it is required to develop a new building or refurbish surviving property, the owner should have arranged a document so that the work & other portions of the construction project can be performed systematically. It is considered as the vital part of the contract documents.

AIA releases new architect commissioning document

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects has released AIA Document C203 – 2017 Standard Form of Consultant’s Services: Commissioning. C203-2017 replaces B211-2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Commissioning.

ConsensusDOCS Releases New Teaming Agreement

Best Practices Construction Law

ConsensusDocs released the new ConsensusDocs 498 Design-Build Teaming Agreement today, which provides a standard contract for parties desiring to form a team for the purpose of submitting a bid on a design-build project. According to the press release, this agreement has the flexibility for those team members to include design professionals, contractors and other parties. Critical issues such as confidentiality, withdrawal from the team, and document ownership are included.

AIA???s Updated Design-Build Documents Highlight Some Best Practices

Best Practices Construction Law

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released seven updated documents in its design-build family. AIA Documents Overview. The key document is, of course, the agreement between the Owner and the Design-Builder.

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New AIA contract document for facility support services released

BD+C

AIA Document B210–2017 is meant to be added to owner-architect agreements where architects provide services including building certification assistance, maintenance management services, digital facility management system operation, and ongoing commissioning services.

AIA Releases new Documents

Construction Lawyer

The American Institute of Architects has announced a series of new documents available with the latest version of the AIA Contract Documents software. These include new BIM and Digital Documents; a new document family, Program Management ; and three free guides. These documents anticipate the involvement of additional consultants such as a program manager and a design manager, in addition to the traditional architect(s).

Joint Check Agreements On Construction Projects: What Suppliers Need To Know

Construction Law Monitor

Joint check agreements are very popular in the construction industry. In fact, many folks mistakenly believe that joint check agreements are exclusively a construction industry instrument. Safety Is Not Guaranteed With Joint Check Agreements.

Have You Seen All the Contract Documents?

Construction Dive

By Bruce Jervis Many project owners, contractors and subcontractors use their own “standard” forms of agreement. Sometimes, the other party never actually sees the document. Not surprisingly, these customized contracts tend to favor the drafting party. What is disturbing is the lack of transparency. The drafting party seeks to impose its terms through reference. Read more.

New video: Essentials of an Owner-Contractor Agreement

Construction Lawyer

discusses owner-contractor agreements and what essential terms every such agreement should contain. He talks about various types of agreements, from contractor-generated proposals, to large documents prepared by organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, and when it is appropriate to use each type. Jim Zahn, FAIA, FALA, Esq.,

New video: Essentials of an Owner-Contractor Agreement

Construction Lawyer

discusses owner-contractor agreements and what essential terms every such agreement should contain. He talks about various types of agreements, from contractor-generated proposals, to large documents prepared by organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, and when it is appropriate to use each type. Jim Zahn, FAIA, FALA, Esq.,

The Construction Specifications Institute Endorses AIA’s Design Build Documents

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Construction Specifications Institute has endorsed the American Institute of Architect’s Design-Build documents. This endorsement follows a thorough review of the 2014 documents by CSI liaisons to the AIA Contract Documents Committee and by the CSI Technical Committee, both of which analyzed the documents for good industry practice, consistency and alignment with CSI core technical values. WASHINGTON, D.C. –

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AIA releases 13 new and updated contract documents

BD+C

One of the most notable changes is a new Contractor-Subcontractor Master Agreement and accompanying work order. The new agreement allows a contractor and subcontractor to agree to a predefined set of terms and conditions that apply to multiple scopes of work. The Joint Venture Agreement for Professional Services also got a significant update.

AIA Expands Portfolio with Launch of New Contract Documents

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The American Institute of Architects launched new contract documents. These include a new owner/consultant agreement, as well as six new administrative forms for use on design-build projects. The C103–2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant without a Predefined Scope of Consultant’s Services establishes expectations between an owner and consultant on a project.

constructionattorneyblog: Limitation of Liability in new AIA Document

Construction Lawyer

His book, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, published by Aspen Publishing, is in its fifth edition. You are not our client and we are not your attorneys unless and until you enter into a written retainer agreement with us. Limitation of Liability in new AIA Document. One of the new 2007 AIA documents is B103 -- Owner-Architect Agreement for a Large or Complex Project. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo.

AIA BIM Documents Announced

CAD Shack

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the upcoming release of six new AIA Contract Documents on October 17, 2008, including a new Building Information Modeling (BIM) exhibit, as well as two new Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) agreements, two new Design-Build agreements and a Scope of Services document. These new documents, collectively called the 3.5

AIA Launches Online Contract Document Service with ACD5

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Institute of Architects announced the launch of ACD5, the powerful new online contract document service that offers anytime, anywhere access to more than 180 AIA Contract Documents forms and agreements. ACD5 enables users to create, access, edit, share and store contract documents instantly from any computer, delivering exceptional accessibility and flexibility.

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Buying a LEED Certified Building Is Easy But.

Green Building Law Update

That being the case, then why has the GBCI Change Of Owner Agreement been uploaded into LEED Online only 700 times since February 2015? So, GBCI even provides a form, making affecting the change in their system easy, but the Change of Owner Agreement form is little used. Finally, a contract of sale should list as a document to be delivered at closing (. LEED Change of Owner Agreement green building contract green building law Kaplow Stuart Kaplow Susan Dorn

constructionattorneyblog: New AIA documents and Arbitration

Construction Lawyer

His book, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, published by Aspen Publishing, is in its fifth edition. You are not our client and we are not your attorneys unless and until you enter into a written retainer agreement with us. The new AIA Documents and Arbitration - What Rules Apply? New AIA documents and Arbitration. Much is being written about the 2007 AIA Documents, which were released in early November. And, the paper documents do not have anything pre-checked.

New Owner-Construction Manager Standard Agreement Expected to Provide Greater Clarity

Construction Dive

If a new standard construction management agreement from the ConsensusDocs coalition lives up to its hype, there could be significantly less confusion of this sort in the near future. ” The ConsensusDocs 830 agreement and related exhibits will replace the current 801 Construction Management Agreement.

Non-signatory bound by agreement to arbitrate

Construction Lawyer

His book, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, published by Aspen Publishing, is in its fifth edition. You are not our client and we are not your attorneys unless and until you enter into a written retainer agreement with us. Non-signatory bound by agreement to arbitrate. 15, 2007), the court held that a non-signatory to a contract that contained an agreement to arbitrate could be bound by the arbitration requirement. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn.

Construction Contracts Online: ConsensusDOCS and AIA Go Head-to-Head

Best Practices Construction Law

In addition to the wealth of documents already online, last week ConsensusDOCS released three new documents: The new and only available of its kind ConsensusDocs 298 Joint Venture Agreement makes it easier for construction companies to combine expertise and share risks on projects. The new ConsensusDocs 246 Owner and Geotechnical Consultant Agreement provides a balanced contract for the unique nature of geotechnical services.

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constructionattorneyblog: Indemnity Agreement

Construction Lawyer

His book, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, published by Aspen Publishing, is in its fifth edition. You are not our client and we are not your attorneys unless and until you enter into a written retainer agreement with us. Indemnity Agreement. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Indemnity Agreement : Recent Posts. constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo.

Lump Sum or Cost-Plus Contract: You Can’t Have It Both Ways

Best Practices Construction Law

However, the court went on to analyze the parties’ agreement as to what costs made up the “cost of the work” and whether certain documentation was required to support those costs. As a single dad of a handful of kids, my evenings and weekends are always a joyful ride.

LEED v4 has a New and Improved Registration Contract

Green Building Law Update

Not only are there fewer fields to document with the removal of low value content, but the user experience is further improved including by removing multiple required signatures. The earlier “LEED Project Registration Agreement” and “LEED Project Certification Agreement” have both been replaced in v4 with a new single Certification Agreement , accessed at the time of project registration through LEED Online after inputting the project details.

Arbitration is Why There is So Little Litigation in Green Building

Green Building Law Update

With over a million contract documents licensed on an annual basis, the AIA’s form construction documents are the most widely used contract documents in the industry. And while the AIA documents mandated arbitration as the exclusive form of binding dispute resolution for well over 100 years, the current form of documents contain a ‘check the box’ where the parties choose between arbitration, litigation or other agreed process.

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Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

Alliance agreements Lean construction, procurement methods, partnerships. LEAN Procurement & Construction Delivery for Improving Performance.

How to Avoid Disputes in Construction

Construction Marketing

Having a gentleman’s agreement is the worst mistake you could ever make. You should actually draft an agreement that states what each party will do and the action that should be taken against any party that fails to comply with the laid out rules.

constructionattorneyblog: AIA plans change to Statute of Limitations.

Construction Lawyer

His book, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, published by Aspen Publishing, is in its fifth edition. You are not our client and we are not your attorneys unless and until you enter into a written retainer agreement with us. « Indemnity Agreement | Main. The AIA is planning to release a revised version of the major AIA documents (General Conditions, Owner-Architect agreements, etc.) constructionattorneyblog. Attorneys at Sabo & Zahn. Sabo & Zahn. Werner Sabo.

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The new AIA Documents and Arbitration - What Rules Apply?

Construction Lawyer

His book, Legal Guide to AIA Documents, published by Aspen Publishing, is in its fifth edition. You are not our client and we are not your attorneys unless and until you enter into a written retainer agreement with us. « New AIA documents and Arbitration | Main. The new AIA Documents and Arbitration - What Rules Apply? For example, AIA Document B101, Owner-Architect Agreement, states: § 8.3.1 Agreement of Parties. (a)

Construction Contract Tip: Pay Attention to “Coordination and Cooperation ” Clauses

Best Practices Construction Law

If you are a contractor, there are a number of key provisions that you will want to be on the “look out” before you sign the agreement. Busy, busy, busy! I have reviewed five new construction contracts in the past two weeks.

Arbitration: What Is It? Why Should You Care?

Best Practices Construction Law

Also, documents admitted into evidence in an arbitration hearing are not subject to authenticity requirements unless the opposing party objects and provides a legitimate basis for concerns over authenticity.

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Job Order Contracting – The Legal Side

Building Information Management

The District enters into an interlocal agreement that provides otherwise. This is an example of Job Order Contracting from a legal perspective and that of a school district in Texas.

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Arbitration: What Is It? Why Should You Care?

Best Practices Construction Law

Also, documents admitted into evidence in an arbitration hearing are not subject to authenticity requirements unless the opposing party objects and provides a legitimate basis for concerns over authenticity.

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