AIA releases updated Construction Management Contract Documents

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WASHINGTON – Nov. 6, 2019 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is releasing thirteen new and updated Construction Management (CM) documents, including the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) and the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) families.

CMcs are brought on in the beginning of the preconstruction phase of a project to provide collaboration and input, which allows for greater efficiency from project inception. They also perform the construction. The AIA Documents Committee received input from representatives of major CMc firms to update the CMc documents. Substantive changes that were made to the CMc documents include greater flexibility to establish the CMc’s preconstruction phase services, and a provision permitting the parties to agree on startup of some of the work before execution of the guaranteed maximum price (GMP) amendment. Documents A133 and A134 each have a new Insurance and Bonds Exhibit. Additionally, a Sustainable Projects Exhibit, E234-2019, has been developed to incorporate the CMc into a sustainable project.

The AIA Documents Committee also met with industry representatives to obtain input for updating the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) documents. In this model, the CMa provides preconstruction phase collaboration but does not provide the construction. Documents for this model are intended to be used on projects where more than one contractor is used, but can also be used if there is only one contractor. The CMa provides coordination of the contractors and other services in the construction phase. Revisions to these documents include expansion of the CMa’s scope to include more review and analysis, in addition to coordination and management.

One of the updated CMa documents is the Owner/Contractor agreement A132 with the new Insurance and Bonds Exhibit. A Sustainable Projects Exhibit, E235-2019, was also developed to incorporate the role of the CMa in both the preconstruction and construction phases of a sustainable project.

New CMc documents include the following:

  • A133–2019, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager as Constructor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work Plus a Fee with a Guaranteed Maximum Price
  • A134–2019, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager as Constructor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work Plus a Fee without a Guarantee Maximum Price
  • B133–2019, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, Construction Manager as Constructor Edition
  • E234-2019, Sustainable Projects Exhibit, Construction Manager as Constructor Edition

New CMa documents include the following:

  • A132–2019, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, Construction Manager as Adviser Edition
  • A232–2019, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, Construction Manager as Adviser Edition
  • B132–2019, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, Construction Manager as Adviser Edition
  • C132–2019, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager as Adviser
  • E235-2019, Sustainable Projects Exhibit, Construction Manager as Adviser Edition
  • G731–2019, Change Order, Construction Manager-Adviser Edition
  • G733–2019, Construction Change Directive, Construction Manager-Adviser Edition
  • G734–2019, Certificate of Substantial Completion, Construction Manager-Adviser Edition
  • G733–2019, Construction Change Directive, Construction Manager-Adviser Edition

AIA will provide two free webinars to learn more about the key changes to each set of CM documents:

  • AIA 2019 Documents: Construction Manager as Constructor, 3-4 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 | Register
  • Preview AIA 2019 Documents: Construction Manager as Adviser, 3-4 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 | Register

The revised 2019 CMc documents will be available on the AIA Contract Document’s website on Nov. 15. The CMa documents will be released on Feb. 6, 2020. AIA documents can be purchased with an unlimited-use annual license or as a single, customizable document. AIA contract documents are also available as single, non-editable documents and as paper versions through some AIA chapters. Visit aiacontracts.org for more information.

About AIA Contract Documents

AIA Contract Documents are the nearly 200 forms and contracts that define the relationships and terms involved in design and construction projects. Prepared by the AIA with the consensus of owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, engineers, and others, the documents have been finely tuned during their 131-year history. As a result, these comprehensive contracts and forms are now widely recognized as the industry standard. Used by all industry professionals, including architects, contractors, owners, consultants, and attorneys, AIA Contract Documents are organized into two categories: by families, based on types of projects or particular project delivery methods, and by series, based on the parties to the agreement or the use of the form. Visit aiacontracts.org.

About AIA Documents Committee

Since its inception in 1887, the AIA Documents Committee has been an AIA committee dedicated to creating and revising AIA Contract Documents. Qualified applicants for the AIA Documents Committee are licensed architects and members of the AIA actively engaged in the design and construction industry through employment in architectural firms or construction companies, or for building owners or developers. New members are appointed to maintain a balance of viewpoints based on diversity, including geography, firm size, practice type, and area of expertise.

 

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