The seminar will focus on an examination of AIA form contracts and their terms, including specific provisions. The implications for the design professional, owners and others of using or not using the AIA form contracts will be discussed, as will the consequences of modifying the form language. There will be suggestions to assist design professionals, owners and others involved in construction projects in their contract negotiations. Finally, the methods of alternative dispute resolution will be discussed, including innovative and creative approaches designed to avoid the risk and expense of litigation.
- AIA contracts from different perspectives
- Risk management for design professionals
- Ownership of the design and instruments of service
- The attendee will be able to discuss AIA family of documents.
- The attendee will be able to identify claims and dispute resolution under the AIA documents.
- The attendee will be able to review change orders.
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
I. Introduction Of Agenda And Instructors
8:45 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
II. Overview And Introduction To AIA Family Of Documents
A. Role Of Contracts
B. Use Of AIA Standard Form Contracts
C. Benefits And Pitfalls Of Going Outside The AIA Contract Document Family
D. Idaho Statutory Considerations
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
III. AIA Contracts From Different Perspectives
B. Design Professionals
C. General Contractors
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Risk Management For Design Professionals
A. Standard Of Care
C. Limitations Of Liability
D. Waivers Of Consequential Damages
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
V. Ownership Of The Design And Instruments Of Service
A. Architectural Copyright Law
B. AIA Document Provisions
1:45 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
VI. Change Orders
A. Requests For Information
B. Changes In Scope, Changes In Time
C. Owner Directed Changes
D. Constructive Changes
E. Differing Site Conditions
2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Claims And Dispute Resolution Under The AIA Documents
A. Filing Of Claims
B. Architect's Initial Review And Decision
E. Litigation And Litigation Avoidance