• More Changes to AIA Standard Design and Construction Contracts
  • February 18, 2010 | Authors: Maria D. Elliott; Ronald H. Pollock
  • Law Firm: Barley Snyder LLC - Lancaster Office
  • The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released 2009 updates to contracts involving a Construction Manager. The last series of changes to the AIA standard contracts took effect in 2007 when AIA released a newly numbered series for architect-owner agreements (B101 to B107) and made major revisions to the A201 General Terms and Conditions for the Standard Agreement between Owner and Contractor.

    The 2009 updates focus on the family of documents involving the Construction Manager, either as adviser or constructor. These documents are given new document numbering schemes. For the agreements involving the Owner and the Construction Manager as Constructor, the new document numbers are shown below:

    • A133-2009 (formerly A121 CMc-2003) - Standard Agreement between Owner and Construction Manager with a Guaranteed Maximum Price
    • A134-2009 (formerly A131 CMc-2003) - Standard Agreement between Owner and Construction Manager without a Guaranteed Maximum Price

    The 2009 documents include changes to correspond to the updated A201-2007 General Terms and Conditions, especially since the 2003 documents referenced the expired 1997 documents. The 2003 documents are set to expire on May 31, 2010.

    For the agreements involving the Construction Manager as Advisor, the new major documents numbers are as follows:

    • A132-2009 (formerly A101 CMa-1992) - Standard Agreement between Owner and Contractor
    • A232-2009 (formerly A201 CMa-1992) - General Conditions for Construction
    • B132-2009 (formerly B141 CMa-1992) - Standard Agreement between Owner and Architect
    • C132-2009 (formerly B801) - Standard Agreement between Owner and Construction Manager as Adviser

    Again, many 2009 changes reflect similar changes made in the corresponding 2007 changes, such as the Initial Decision Maker, the revised dispute resolution provisions, and digital data information. The 1992 documents are set to expire on December 31, 2010.