Similarly, many of the revisions to the A contract form reflect the intent to provide a clearer, better structured agreement. AIA-A standard form agreement between owner and contractor where the basis of payment is a stipulated sum ; AIA-A standard form agreement between owner and contractor where the basis of payment is the cost of the work plus a fee with a guaranteed maximum price ; and AIA-A standard form agreement between owner and contractor where the basis of payment is cost of the work plus a fee without a guaranteed maximum price. The AIA-A and AIA-A are occasionally executed before the contract documents are finalized and the guaranteed maximum price or control estimate may contain certain assumptions.
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There are a few noteworthy revisions to "Article 9 Payments and Completion. As indicated above, AIA made other minor revisions to the Standard Form Agreements, and the list above is not comprehensive of all revisions. Some of the substantive changes to the Standard Form Agreements are highlighted below: For example, Section The progress payment calculation has been simplified across the Standard Form Agreements and now includes, among other minor adjustments, a provision adding change directive amounts to the progress payment calculation and a provision subtracting amounts that the contractor does not intend to pay to subcontractors.
The A and forms then provided spacing whereby the types of insurance or bond and limits could be included. The AIA has added a paragraph to both form documents allowing for revisions to the contract documents that are consistent with the x101 assumptions s101 in the guaranteed maximum price or control estimate.
Most of the revisions addressed herein are found in the A document, which is customarily 1a01 companion contract document to the A, A or like other agreement between Owner and Contractor. For example, Section 1. Some of the substantive changes to the Standard Form Agreements are highlighted below:. Here are some of the more notable revisions to each of the above-mentioned contract forms.
The Standard Form Agreements a110 a new method for calculating the amount that an owner must pay to a contractor for termination for convenience. In the Revisions, if the Contractor believes that such minor changes will affect the Contract Sum or Contract Time, the Contractor must notify the Architect and not proceed with the changed work.
The A Revisions maintain many of the general provisions relating to insurance and bonds, but delete the provisions relating to the specific types of insurance required.
This termination fee is in addition to payments that the owner must make to the contractor for i work properly performed and ii costs incurred by reason of the termination, including costs attributable to termination of subcontracts. If you have any other questions about the recent AIA revisions or drafting a contract for your particular project, please do not hesitate to contact us. Anyone attempting to use the form documents should carefully examine and compare the version with the form.
The same changes to "Payments" and "Enumeration of Contract Documents" referenced above are reflected in this form, but found in Articles 12 and 16, respectively. Another example regards minor changes to the work Section 7. Under the version, much of the insurance and bonds information has been removed from the AIA-A and placed aiw an exhibit that is attached to the Standard Form Agreements.
If the Contractor fails to do so, it waives any adjustment to w101 Contract Sum or extension of Contract Time. The Revisions to the A form provide certain noteworthy clarifications regarding Claims. The contractor is required to notify the owner and architect about any inconsistencies.
Overview of the Revisions to AIA Owner-Contractor Construction Documents
Another example is "Article 5 Payments," which streamlines and therefore clarifies the payment provisions in that form. The Exhibit A form more clearly articulates the responsibilities of the parties and, by means of blanks and boxes to be checked, allows the parties to clearly identify the agreed-upon types of insurance and limits. q101
While the wording and organization of a number of provisions is different, in large measure the revisions are simply for purposes of a providing a clearer, better structured document, cleaning up some ambiguities from the version.
One new provision Section 8.
Highlights of the Revisions to the AIA-A, A, and A | BuildSmart
There are a few substantive revisions to the A form worth mentioning. As discussed in a May blog articlethe American Association of Architects AIA revise their form agreements between owner and contractor approximately every 10 years, and these form documents were recently revised by the AIA a couple of months ago.
While new, this provision is consistent with Section 9. Another example is Section 1. The revisions also make clear that the Contractor may stop the Work following commencement under certain scenarios which indicate that the Owner cannot fulfill its payment obligations.
The contract for the long-lead items are later assigned to the contractor and the contractor must accept full w101 for those contracts. There are several notable revisions to the A form regarding contract administration. In "Article 12 Payments," the section on Final Payments now gives the Owner ten days after completion of an audit to provide a written report of same to the Architect.
In "Article 11 Accounting Records," the list of records that the Contractor must make available to the Owner now includes job cost reports and A1011 invoices, thereby providing the Owner with further access to information.