Burr Alert: A Brief Overview of the Recent Changes to the AIA A201

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In 1997, the American Institute of Architects ("AIA") started updating the A201 every ten years. The AIA has now introduced a 2017 version of the A201 and other contract documents, including the A100 series.

The participants in drafting the AIA 2017 Documents consider the most significant changes in A201 to be:

  • Insurance (Article 11 and Insurance Exhibit)
  • Building information modeling (1.8)
  • Termination (14.4)
  • Notice (1.6)
  • Liquidated damages
  • Payment
  • Cost of the work
  • Sustainable construction
  • Project communication
  • Owner financial disclosures

Additionally, other documents were updated for 2017, specifically between owner and contractor (A101-2017, A102-2017, and A103-2017), between contractor and subcontractor (A401-2017), and between owner and architect (B101-2017 and B103-2017). For those with access to the AIA licensed software, the AIA Instruction Sheet also provides a summary of changes.

Download the full article, "Burr Alert: A Brief Overview of the Recent Changes to the AIA A201" written by Douglas K. Gartenlaub.

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