AIA Document A110–2021 is a stand-alone agreement with its own internal general conditions and is intended for use on custom residential construction projects. A110 may be used for custom residential projects where payment is based on either a stipulated sum or the cost of the work plus a fee, with or without a guaranteed maximum price. Parties using AIA Document A110–2021 will also use A110 Exhibit A, Determination of the Cost of the Work if using a cost-plus payment method.
AIA Document B110™–2021, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Custom Residential Project is coordinated for use with A110–2021 and incorporates it by reference. B110 provides the architect’s construction contract administration services.
Dispute Resolution—Mediation and Arbitration.
This document contains provisions for mediation and arbitration of claims and disputes. Mediation is a non-binding process but is mandatory under the terms of this agreement. Arbitration may be mandatory under the terms of this agreement. Arbitration is binding in most states and under the Federal Arbitration Act. In a minority of states, arbitration provisions relating to future disputes are not enforceable but the parties may agree to arbitrate after the dispute arises. Even in those states, under certain circumstances (for example, in a transaction involving interstate commerce), arbitration provisions may be enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act.
The AIA does not administer dispute resolution processes. To submit disputes to mediation or arbitration or to obtain copies of the applicable mediation or arbitration rules, contact the American Arbitration Association at (800) 778-7879 or visit the website at adr.org.