Guides to amendments and supplementary conditions

A503™– 2017/2019, Guide for Supplementary Conditions (for A201®-2017, Owner-Contractor and 2019 CMc agreements)

The information and model language presented in this Guide follows the article and section numbering of AIA Documents A101®–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is a Stipulated Sum, and A201®–2017, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction.

However, the guidance and model language presented is also applicable to AIA Documents A102–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work plus a Fee with a Guaranteed Maximum Price, and A103–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work plus a Fee without a Guaranteed Maximum Price, A133–2019, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager as Constructor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work plus a Fee with a Guaranteed Maximum Price, and A134–2019, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager as Constructor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work plus a Fee without a Guaranteed Maximum Price.

 

A533™-2019, Guide for Supplementary Conditions, Construction Manager as Adviser Edition

This guide serves two purposes: it provides guidance to assist in preparing the Contract for Construction, and it provides model language that may be used to amend or supplement the Contract for Construction. 

AIA Document A232™–2019, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, Construction Manager as Adviser Edition, provides the basic legal framework for the Contract for Construction. Because of variations in the nature of individual projects, requirements of individual owners, and variations in specific legal requirements from locality to locality, a nationally distributed standardized document cannot provide all of the basic requirements which must be included for purposes of bidding or construction. 

Project-specific information must be included in one of four locations:

  1. In the bidding requirements
  2. In the Owner-Contractor Agreement
  3. In modifications or supplements to the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction
  4. In the Specifications, particularly in the General Requirements (Division 1)

 

B503™-2017, Guide for Amendments to AIA Owner-Architect Agreements

This guide provides guidance regarding the issues covered in owner-architect agreements, and it provides model language that may be used to amend or supplement owner-architect agreements. Standard form agreements typically require modification to tailor them to individual projects. The model language in this guide may be used to create modifications that may be made directly in the owner-architect agreement or attached in a separate document. The information and model language in this guide is presented by issue, such as Insurance, and Standard of Care. 

 

B509™– 2020, Guide for Supplementary Conditions to AIA Document B109™–2020 for use on Condominium Projects

This Guide, recently updated, serves two purposes: (1) it provides guidance regarding issues unique to Condominium construction, and (2) it provides model language that may be used to amend or supplement AIA Document B109–2020, Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Architect for a Multi-Family Residential or Mixed Use Residential Project, to tailor it for use on Condominium Projects.

 

B511 – 2022, Guide for Projects involving a Design Architect and Architect of Record

This guide is intended to examine relationships and issues that occur when two architects provide professional services on a project.

This guide specifically focuses on scenarios where a Design Architect works alongside, or in tandem with, an Architect of Record and discusses some of the risks that the architects may face in such scenarios.

While this guide is a primer on common issues and risks associated with dual-architect projects, it is not an exhaustive list of all aspects, issues, and risks. This guide also provides instructions and commentary about the above-referenced documents.

 

B561–2022, Guide to International Practice and Contracting for U.S. Architects

This Guide is written as a companion to the B161™-2022 Standard Form of Agreement Between Client and Consultant for design consulting services where the Project is located outside the United States.

It is intended for U.S.-based and U.S.-licensed architects who are considering performing design services from the U.S. for a foreign Client whose Project is located outside of the U.S.

This Guide is intended to inform and identify some of the key risks that U.S. architects may face when working on a Project located in a foreign jurisdiction and/or contracting with a foreign Client.

It is a primer on common issues and risks but is not an exhaustive list of all aspects, issues, and risks of international contracting. Information in this Guide is not offered, and should not be construed, as legal advice.

 

D503™–2020, Guide for Sustainable Projects

The D503™-2020 Guide for Sustainable Projects explains the roles and responsibilities of the owner, architect, and contractor regarding sustainable design and construction projects. It addresses topics such as materials transparency; resilience; environmental product labels and certification systems; and jurisdictional requirements relevant to sustainable projects. The Guide also provides commentary on C401™-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant and C402™-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant for Special Services. D503 includes samples of completed sustainability plans based on LEED®, WELL™, and IgCC certification systems that readers can use for assistance when preparing a Sustainability Plan unique to their project.

 

Guide, Instructions and Commentary to the 2013 AIA Digital Practice Documents

AIA Digital Practice documents may be used for any projects involving digital data or Building Information Modeling

 

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