This seminar will provide you with a working knowledge of the AIA family of documents. These documents are commonly used to administer a construction project from inception through completion. By being familiar with the entire family of documents you will understand how the terms and conditions of the other project participants contracts impact you.
Depending upon your role in the project, the seminar will make you aware of what your obligations, rights and risks are when you sign an AIA document, what you need to do to satisfy your obligations, protect your rights and manage your risks. The speakers will also discuss what modifications you should make to these documents to better reflect your interests and needs and how to tailor the documents to the type of project you are working on.
- AIA contracts
- Working with AIA contracts on the job - key provisions
- Crucial, but often overlooked, AIA provisions
- How to get paid for your hard-earned work
8:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
I. AIA Contracts
A. What Is A Contract?
B. Pros And Cons Of Written vs. Oral Contracts
C. Traditional Roles Of Owner/Architect/Contractor
D. Different Types Of Construction Contracts
1. Lump Sum
2. Cost Plus
3. Cost Plus With A GMP
4. CM Contracts
5. Design Build
E. AIA Contracts
1. What Is The AIA?
2. Benefits And Disadvantages Of A Form Contract
3. The AIA Family Of Contracts
4. Mixing And Matching AIA Forms
5. Modification Of AIA Forms
6. Do You Need A Lawyer?
F. AIA General Conditions
1. What Is It/When Is It Used?
2. Key Clauses Contained In The A201
3. Key Omissions From The Forms
a. Insurance Requirements
b. Specific State Law Requirements, i.e. c. 142a Requirements
c. Lien Waivers
d. Claims Resolution (Litigation Instead Of Arbitration)
G. AIA Applications For Payment
H. AIA Change Orders
I. Where To Get AIA Forms
J. Copyright Issues
10:10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Working With AIA Contracts On The Job
A. General Rules For Administering Contract
B. Summary Of Contractual Relationships
2. Owner-General Contractor (Or Construction Manager At Risk)
3. General Contractor- Subcontractor
4. Subcontractor-Suppliers And Sub-Subcontractors
C. General Contract (Between Owner And G.C.)
1. Contract Documents
2. Agreement Between Owner And General Contractor (A101)
3. General Conditions (A201)
4. Special Or Supplementary Conditions
D. Subcontract (Between G.C. And Subcontractor) (A401)
E. Key Dates
1. Payment Process
2. Contract Sum
3. Requisition Process
5. Interest On Unpaid Amount
G. Liquidated Damages
H. Mutual Waiver Of Consequential Damages
I. Dispute Resolution
1. Informal Dispute Resolution
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
III. Crucial, But Often Overlooked, AIA
C. Change Orders
F. Flow Down Clauses In Subcontracts
2:40 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
2:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IV. How To Get Paid For Your Hard-Earned
A. Public Bonded Jobs
1. Application For Direct Payment
2. Joint Checks
3. Bond Claims
a. Miller Act
b. Little Miller Act
c. Common Law Bond
4. 93A Bad Faith Statute
B. Private Non-Bonded Jobs
1. Mechanics' Liens
2. Real Estate Attachments
3. Finding Assets
4. 93A Bad Faith Statute
5. Collection Practices
a. Trustee Process
b. Reach And Apply
6. Small Claims Court
7. Tax Write Off
1. Prerequisites For Walking Off Job Without Breaching Your Contract