The AIA’s Sustainable Projects Exhibit: E204-2017

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) simplified the process of targeting project-specific “Sustainable Objectives” by releasing its Sustainable Projects Exhibit, E204-2017, in its 2017 Contract Document rollout. The E204 exhibit is compatible with Owner-Architect Agreements (like B101-2017), Owner-Contractor Agreements (like A101-2017), and other contract forms. Many newer AIA forms require the Owner and Read More

The New Role of the AIA’s Digital Practice Documents

The AIA’s 2013 Digital Practice Documents play a prominent – yet little understood – role in the AIA’s newest Contract Documents. While previously optional, Digital Practice Document use is now expressly required by the unedited standard form language of the Owner-Architect Agreement (B101-2017), Owner-Contractor Agreement (A101-2017), General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (A201-2017), Read More

AIA Document B101-2017: Business Considerations for Owners and Architects

The AIA’s “new” B101-2017, the latest version of its flagship Owner-Architect Agreement, carries over concepts from its widely-used predecessor, B101-2007. Users of the 2007 form will find the 2017 revision familiar. But the new B101-2017 is different in important and subtle ways, and some of its changes may be controversial. Architect and Owner users of the B101 form may, therefore, wish to reconsider and refresh Read More