The New & Revised AIA Contract Documents: Key Things You Should Know

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Every ten years the AIA reviews and revises its forms for the fundamental and most commonly used contracts governing the relationships among architects and owners and contractors. In 2017, a new version of documents was issued.  
This means the 2007 and 2009 versions of contract documents you’ve been using in your design or construction business are now obsolete. These will, in fact, expire and not be available as of October 31, 2018.  While many of the changes are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, they will affect your practice, the conversations you have with owners on every project, and the preparation of bid documents.  
This seminar will help you get ahead of the curve! Learn about the changes in the base Owner-Architect Agreement (B101); the new Architect Scope Documents; the revisions to the Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor (A101); and the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (A201).  The practical implementation of key provisions of these contracts, both changed and unchanged, will also be discussed.
AIAVT Allied member William Alexander "Sandy" Fead, a lawyer since 1973, will present. Sandy has concentrated his practice, Fead Construction Law PLC, in construction law and commercial real estate since 1987, after 14 years of general commercial practice in Vt. and N.J. He has been recognized by US News and World Report as a "Best Lawyer" in the fields of construction law and construction litigation and in arbitration and mediation. In 2013, US News honored Sandy with the first "Lawyer of the Year" award in the construction law field in Vt. and repeated this honor in 2016.

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