On Tuesday, November 3, we released our latest version of AIA Contract Documents, which includes groundbreaking agreements that reflect the latest trends in our business:
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
The new C191™–2009, Standard Form Multi-Party Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery, encourages early collaboration among architects, owners, and contractors to reduce inefficiencies and waste. Stakeholders provide their expertise for the project before the design stage. Parties do not have to form an LLC with this agreement.
Federally funded or federally insured projects
The AIA Documents Committee leveraged strong relationships with major federal agencies, such as HUD and USDA, to update the B108™–2009 (formerly B181™–1994), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Federally Funded or Federally Insured Project, to reflect the needs of these agencies. This is an owner-architect agreement for use in projects that are publicly funded but not where the federal government is the owner. Publicly funded projects include building small communities, schools, firehouses, hospitals, etc.
Added clauses in the updated B108 address restoration projects, new sustainable neighborhoods, and updating non-efficient buildings. The integrated project delivery approach also facilitates sustainability, as early planning that involves all the appropriate stakeholders reduces waste and saves money. Integrated processes are being acknowledged and encouraged in sustainable rating systems such as LEED.
Learn more about the new documents on AIA.org and, if you are a current AIA Contract Documents customer, register for our Webcast on Tuesday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST. Attendees are eligible to earn 1.5 learning units.
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