Instructions: G714™–1992 CMa, Construction Change Directive, Construction Manager as Adviser Edition


AIA Document G714 –1992 CMa, serves the same purpose as AIA Document G714™–2007, except that this document expands responsibility for signing construction change directives to include both the architect and the construction manager. For all document details and a record of changes, see the summary »


Completing G714–1992 CMa.

General. With the concurrence of the Owner, the Construction Manager initiates and prepares the form (including a description of the Work) and attachments.

Method of Determining Costs. In accordance with Section 7.3.3 of AIA Documents A201® or A232, insert the method proposed for determining the final cost of the Work involved. Lump-Sum should be used where there is likely to be mutual agreement by the Owner and Contractor as to the total cost of the change; all costs associated with the change are included in the Lump Sum. Unit Price may be used where there is likely to be mutual agreement by the Owner and Contractor as to the cost per unit of measurement for the change, except where the number of units of measurement cannot be reasonably determined at the time the form is signed.

Reference to Section 7.3.6 of AIA Document A201 or Section 7.3.7 of AIA Document A232 indicates that payment will be made on a time and material basis with reasonable allowances for overhead and profit as defined therein. Refer to those sections for a definition of the method proposed for determining costs to be included.

The space after the designation “as follows” should be used where more than one method of adjustment, or a method other than those designated above, is proposed.

Pending final determination of the cost to the Owner, amounts not in dispute should be incorporated into one or more Change Orders and may be included in Applications for Payment.

Change in Contract Time. Insert the proposed change in Contract Time, if any, associated with the change.


Executing the document.

When the Owner, Construction Manager, and Architect have reached agreement on the change to be made in the contract, G714 CMa should be executed in not fewer than quadruplicate by the Owner, Construction Manager and Architect. The two parties, the Construction Manager and Architect each receive an original.

Once the Construction Manager has completed the form as described above and has executed it in quadruplicate, all four copies should be sent to the Architect for execution and the Owner for authorization. The Owner’s representative who executes this document must be legally empowered to authorize additional funds, and the amount of the proposed change must not exceed the representative’s monetary authorization. Once authorized by the Owner or the Owner’s representative, one copy should be sent by the Construction Manager to the Contractor.

The Contractor must promptly proceed with the change directed. IF the proposed method of adjustment is acceptable, the Contractor so advises the Construction Manager and Architect and the method selected shall be utilized in the determination of future Applications for Payment. IF the proposed method of adjustment is not acceptable, the Contractor so advises the Construction Manager and Architect. In such event, the method of the adjustment will automatically become that designated in A201 Section 7.3.6 or A232 Section 7.3.7. The Construction Manager should prepare a Change Order for execution by the Owner, Architect and Contractor for the Work directed by the Construction Change Directive when (a) the Contractor agrees to the proposed adjustment of the Contract Sum and Contract Time upon receipt of the Construction Change Directive or (b) the Contractor and Owner agree to the determination by the Construction Manager and Architect of the change in Contract Sum and Contract Time pursuant to Article 7 of A201 or A232. If, following that determination, no agreement is reached, the matter is referred to the Architect as a Claim.



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