The general conditions are an integral part of the contract for construction for a large project and they are incorporated by reference into the owner/contractor agreement. They set forth the rights, responsibilities, and relationships of the owner, contractor, and architect. Though not a party to the contract for construction between owner and contractor, the architect participates in the preparation of the contract documents and performs construction phase duties and responsibilities described in detail in the general conditions. AIA Document A201–2017 is adopted by reference in owner/architect, owner/contractor, and contractor/subcontractor agreements in the Conventional (A201) family of documents; thus, it is often called the “keystone” document. For document details and a record of changes, see the summary »
Project. The Project should be identified with the same name and location or address as set forth in the Owner-Contractor agreement.
Owner. The Owner should be identified using the same legal name and the address as set forth in the Owner-Contractor agreement.
Architect. Similarly, the Architect should be identified using the same legal name and the address as set forth in the Owner-Contractor agreement.
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