Summary: C202™ – 2015, Standard Form of Consultant’s Services for Geotechnical Engineering

 C202™ – 2015, Standard Form of Consultant’s Services for Geotechnical Engineering

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Synopsis.

AIA Document C202–2015 establishes the duties and responsibilities of a geotechnical engineer when hired as a consultant to a property owner. C202-2015 separates the geotechnical engineer’s services into four phases: (1) explorations and testing, (2) preparation of a geotechnical report, (3) design phase services, and (4) construction phase services. In the first phase, the geotechnical engineer prepares a detailed plan of all explorations and tests and performs those explorations and tests according to specified requirements. The second phase includes a detailed list of items the geotechnical engineer will provide in the geotechnical report. The final two phases require the geotechnical engineer to consult with the owner and the owner’s other consultants during design and construction of the project. C202–2015 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone agreement. C202-2015 is intended to be attached as an exhibit to AIA Document C103™–2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant without a Predefined Scope of Consultant’s Services. For use and execution of a document, see its instructions  » 

 

C202–2015 is a scope of services document only and cannot be used as a stand-alone agreement. C202-2015 is intended to be attached as an exhibit to AIA Document C103–2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant without a Predefined Scope of Consultant’s Services.

 

Changes from the previous edition.

Changes in format

C202-2015 replaces G602™–1993, Request for Proposal – Geotechnical Services. G602-1993 was intended to be used as a request for proposals document, which forms an agreement between the Owner and Geotechnical Engineer when signed by both parties. C202-2015 no longer uses the request for proposal approach and it has been restructured to more accurately reflect current practice in the procurement of geotechnical engineering services. C202-2015 is intended to form an agreement between the Owner and Geotechnical Engineer when attached as an exhibit to C103-2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant without a Predefined Scope of Consultant’s Services.

Changes in content

§ 2.2.2 Language was modified in this section, and throughout C202-2015, to position the Architect in a consulting role to the Owner with regard to decisions about the Geotechnical Engineer’s services, whereas the G602-1993 often required the Architect’s approval regarding such decisions.

§ 2.2.9 Language was modified to accurately reflect current practice in how utility location services are provided on a Property.

§ 2.3.1 Due to increased use of digital technology, language was added to specify the medium and format in which the Geotechnical Engineer is required to provide the Geotechnical Report to the Owner. C202-2015 requires the Geotechnical Engineer to provide the Geotechnical Report and any related documents to the Owner in a medium and format determined by the Owner and as required by the jurisdiction in which the Project is located.

§ 2.3.2 Language was added to require the Geotechnical Engineer to include certain background information about the Project and property in the Geotechnical Report.

§ 2.3.4 Language was added to clarify that the Geotechnical Engineer’s foundation evaluation and recommendations is a part of the Geotechnical Report. The list of areas to be considered in the foundation evaluation and recommendations has been updated.

§ 2.5 Language was added to require the Geotechnical Engineer to consult with the Owner and the Owner’s other consultants regarding geotechnical aspects of the Project during the Design Phase. The Geotechnical Engineer is also required to review, and provide written comments on, geotechnical aspects of drawings, specifications, and other design submittals prepared by the Owner and the Owner’s other consultants during the Design Phase.

§ 2.6 Language was added to require the Geotechnical Engineer to consult with the Owner and the Owner’s other consultants regarding geotechnical aspects of the Project during the Construction Phase.

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