AIA Contract Documents are the nearly 200 forms and contracts that define the relationships and conditions associated with design and construction projects. Prepared by the AIA under the consensus of owners, contractors, lawyers, architects, engineers and others, the documents have been finely voted on during its 131-year history. As a result, these complete contracts and forms are now widely recognized as industry standards. AIA contract documents are categorized into two categories by all professionals in the sector, including architects, contractors, owners, consultants and lawyers: by family, by type of project or certain methods of project preparation, and by series based on the parties to the agreement or use of the form. See you aiacontracts.org. G701-2001, Change Order AIA Document G701™-2001 aims to implement modifications in the work agreed by the owner, contractor and architect. The execution of a final AIA G701-2001 document indicates agreement on all terms of the amendment, including any changes to the contract amount (or maximum guaranteed price) and the duration of the contract. The form can accommodate the signatures of the owner, architects and contractors, as well as for a full description of the change. B101-2007 (formerly B151-1997), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect AIA Document B101™-2007 is a unique standard agreement between the owner and the architect for the planning and management of the work. AIA B101-2007 was designed to replace Parts 1 and 2 B141-1997 and b151-1997 (ex 2009), but is more in line with B151-97.
Services are traditionally subdivided into basic and supplementary services. Basic services take place in five phases: schematic planning, design, design documents, submissions or negotiation and construction. This agreement can be used with a large number of compensation methods, including the percentage of construction costs and the agreed amount. B101-2007 will be used in conjunction with the AIA A201™-2007 document, terms and conditions of the construction contract, which is included by reference. C132-2009 (formerly B801CMa-1992), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager as Adviser AIA Document C132™-2009 provides the agreement between the owner and the construction manager, a single entity who is separate and independent from the architect and the contractor, who is solely as an adviser (CMa) on the owner through the project. The document AIA C132-2009 is intended to be used with AIA Document B132™-2009, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, Construction Manager as Adviser Edition. G710-1992, Architect`s Supplemental Instructions AIA Document G710™-1992 is used by the architect to give additional instructions or interpretations or to order minor modifications in the work. It must assist the architect in carrying out his obligations as an interpreter of the contractual documents, in accordance with the owner/architect agreement and the general terms of the construction contract. The AIA G710-1992 document should not be used to change the amount of the contract or the duration of the contract. The objective is to help the architect fulfill his services with respect to minor changes that do not involve an adjustment of the contract amount or the duration of the contract. These minor changes are approved in accordance with Section 7.4 of AIA A201™-2007.
The CMcs will be set up at the beginning of the pre-construction phase of a project to provide cooperation and input, which will allow for greater efficiency from the start of the project.