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2 Dispute Resolution Choices For Construction Contracts

by JAMS on

It was the best of provisions; it was the worst of provisions, crafted by the wise and well-meaning alike. For years, construction documentation has been primarily sourced from the American Institute of Architects. The AIA...more

Top AIA A201 construction contract changes: a handy cheat-sheet

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Friday, I wrote an article for Chris Hill’s Virginia-based blog, Construction Law Musings, summarizing the Top 10 Changes to the AIA A201, that I discussed in depth over the past few weeks here on this blog....more

Florida Construction Contracts: Significant Changes In The 2017 AIA Documents – Digital Data Use And Transmission

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Because of advancements in the use of digital technology in the administration of construction contracts, the 2017 AIA documents now default to the AIA’s Digital Data Use and Transmission protocol established in 2013 as set...more

Insight into the AIA changes from an insider (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

After my series on the Top 10 Changes to the AIA 201, I heard from the Chair of the Task Group for the A201-2017, Arlen M. Solocheck. Arlen is also both an architect and in-house owner’s representative at Maricopa Community...more

Contract Change #1- Insurance in the A201 (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

At last, we have arrived at the Top Change in the AIA A201— and it deals with the subject that everyone loves to hate (until they need it!), Insurance....more

Contract Change #2- Digital Data in the A201 (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Coming in at #2 on our Top A201 Contract Changes is Digital Data. (Yesterday’s post on Termination for Convenience changes...more

Contract Change #3- Termination for Convenience in A201 (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Today in the Top 10 Changes to the A201, we are discussing Termination for Convenience provisions. (Yesterday’s post discussing contract changes dealing with commencement & completion is here). The Termination for...more

Contract Change #4: Commencement & Completion dates in the AIA documents (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

We’re in the final countdown of the Top 10 Changes to the AIA A201 contracts. ...more

Contract Change #5– Liquidated Damages (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Today, we are half-way through our series on the Top 10 Changes to the AIA A201. (Here is yesterday’s post discussing financial notifications, Change #6, Part B]...more

Change #6, Part B: Financial Notice Changes in the A201 (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Yesterday, we discussed Change #6, Notice Provisions, in the A201 Contract. As promised, here is one more Notice Provision that has changed– that relating to Financial Arrangements of the Owner....more

Contract Change #6: Notice Provisions in the A201 (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Today’s Contract Change is an important one having to do with Notice provisions in the AIA A201....more

Change #7- Contractor’s Means & Methods (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Counting down the most important changes to the AIA A201 contract document today we will discuss the Contractor’s Means & Methods, which is #7 in the countdown....more

Contract Change #8: Direct Communications between Owners and Contractors (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

Continuing our 10 part series on Changes to the General Conditions of the Contract (AIA 201) [for the previous post, click here], Change #8 has to do with direct communications between the Owner and the Contractor....more

Contract Change # 10: Differing Site Conditions (law note)

by Melissa Dewey Brumback on

As promised in my note yesterday, today begins the first in a 10 part series on the most significant changes to the AIA A201, General Conditions to the Contract....more

The 2017 AIA Changes that Matter to Owners

Last time, we discussed how some of the 2017 revisions to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) form design and construction contracts benefit general contractors. Such revisions added clarity to provisions concerning...more

New AIA Contract Documents Change Insurance Requirements

by Clark Hill PLC on

While other industry forms are now competing, the AIA Contract Documents remain the most used contract and construction-administration forms in the construction industry. In order to keep pace with industry trends, the AIA...more

Highlights of the 2017 Revisions to the AIA-A101, A102, and A103

As discussed in a May blog article, the American Association of Architects (AIA) revise their form agreements between owner and contractor approximately every 10 years, and these form documents were recently revised by the...more

The New 2017 AIA Contract Forms Add Exhibit A Requiring Greater Specificity in Contractually Required Insurance

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

In negotiating contracts based on the AIA’s widely-used construction industry forms, construction owners and contractors will soon start seeing the AIA’s new seven-page Insurance “Exhibit A,” which requires a more...more

New AIA 2017 Construction Contracts Part I: Owner General Contractor Forms

by Miller Canfield on

This is Part I of a four-part series discussing the new AIA 2017 forms. Part II will discuss the general conditions to the construction contract (A201-2017); Part III will discuss the Owner—Architect forms (B101-2017,...more

The Importance of Construction Contracts and Items to Consider When Preparing Construction Contracts

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

It's important for parties entering into any significant economic transaction to have written contracts.  This is especially true for construction projects which are, by their nature, complicated.  A contract on a...more

Managing Project Risk With Enforceable Indemnity Agreements

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Most contracts in the construction industry supply chain require the “downstream” project participant to indemnify those “upstream” against a spectrum of losses or claims relating to the project. Upstream participants, such...more

Is Inter Partes Review Set for Supreme Court Review?

by K&L Gates LLP on

In re Cuozzo Speed Tech., LLC presented the Federal Circuit with its first opportunity to address important, open questions about how the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) handles its relatively new Inter Partes Review...more

Limitations of liability—Scenario One: Waivers of Consequential Damages

This is the second post in the four-part series “Limitations of liability—The Elephant in the Room.” Waivers of consequential damages have become the industry standard, and these clauses are found in most industry...more

Court of Appeal Opens Pandora’s Box on Definition of “Contractor” for Forum Selection Clauses

In Vita Planning and Landscape Architecture, Inc. v. HKS Architects, Inc. (“Vita Planning”), the First Appellate District held California’s Code of Civil Procedure section 410.42 (“Section 410.42”) which prohibits an...more

When Contract Forms Cause Unintended Consequences

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Inclusion of unrevised Standard AIA contract forms in your construction agreements can cause serious unintended consequences. A case decided by the Indiana Supreme Court, Bd. of Comm’rs. Cty of Jefferson v. Teton Corp., 30...more

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