Who is the Initial Decision Maker in Construction Contracts?


In 2007, several AIA contract documents introduced a new term/actor: the Initial Decision Maker ("IDM"). This term is found in the A101-2007, the A102-2007, the A201-2007, and some lesser-used construction contracts. The IDM is similar to, but not the same as the project neutral in ConsensusDOCS.

This article identifies who the IDM is, and why that person may be helpful to identify when drafting construction documents.

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