Trending News: 2017 AIA Construction Contract Series

Recently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued its once-every-ten-year revisions to some of the most commonly used documents in construction contracting, including the A101, B101 and A201 documents. The revisions are significant, and will impact all players in the industry, including owners, contractors and architects. Many revisions constitute notable improvements to these time-tested contract documents. Others pose threats to the unwary, and unintended consequences may follow in the absence of careful negotiation on the front end of a particular project. This article series explores those changes and offers brief insight into potential negotiation options. Related resources such as webinars and in-person seminars will be consolidated here as well in the interest of providing our clients and contacts with a one-stop resource on this matter.

  • Part 3: 2017 AIA Contract Document Series: Revisions to the AIA Core Contract Documents

    August 25, 2017

    Part 3: Owner/Contractor Relationship Revisions to A201 General Conditions Document This article is the third in a series that explores the 2017 modifications to the AIA’s most commonly used construction contracting documents, including the A101, B101 and A201 documents. The purpose of the series is to explain some of the more significant changes in order to identify possible issues of concern, and to tee up ideas for potential negotiation options to address those issues. After focusing on the dispute resolution provisions in Part 1 and the notice provisions in Part 2, Part 3 addresses some of the more significant modifications to...



  • Part 2: 2017 AIA Contract Document Series Revisions to the AIA Core Contract Documents: Notice Requirements

    August 15, 2017

    Part 2: Notice Requirements Under the Revised A201 General Conditions Document. This article is the second in a series which addresses the 2017 modifications to the AIA’s most commonly-used construction contract documents. Discussed herein are changes to the various notice requirements under the A201 General Conditions Document. While notice requirements are sometimes perceived as trite, they also can be outcome-determinative on large-impact issues. Understanding the changes that will now govern, absent modification of the form language, is critical to a successful outcome – whether an owner, contractor or architect. Notice Requirements Generally. As has always been the case, there are numerous references...



  • 2017 AIA Contract Document Series: Revisions to the AIA Core Contract Documents

    July 30, 2017

    Recently, the AIA issued its once-every-ten-year revisions to some of the most commonly used documents in construction contracting, including the A101, B101 and A201 documents. The revisions are significant, and will impact all players in the industry, including owners, contractors and architects. Many revisions constitute notable improvements to these time-tested contract documents. Others pose threats to the unwary, and unintended consequences may follow in the absence of careful negotiation on the front end of a particular project. This article is the first in a series that will explore those changes and offer brief insight into potential negotiation options. Part 1:...



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