August 10, 2007
  AIA Contract Docs Hosts 2007 Owner/Contractor Agreements Webinar on September 18

Summary: AIA Contract Documents will host a Web seminar, “Choose the Appropriate Owner/Contractor Agreement: One Size Does Not Fit All,” on September 18 from 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET. This program is timely because in late 2007 the AIA will introduce a completely revamped A201 family of documents, including fully revised owner/contractor agreements and conditions of the contract for construction. Because construction projects vary widely in size, complexity, and payment method, the 2007 revisions provide construction contracts tailored to those requirements. Not every project should use the A201.

Speaking from first-hand experience gained by developing the 2007 agreements, the presenters will explain the rationale for the AIA’s new “one size does not fit all” approach to contracting. They will review the features of each 2007 owner/contractor agreement and explain how those features are tailored to the size and complexity of the project. The seminar will also include discussion of how to modify the text of an agreement and conditions of the contract using model language.

Learning objectives for the Web seminar are for participants to be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the features of four 2007 owner/contractor agreements
  • Explain the rationale for pairing the appropriate owner/architect and owner/contractor agreements
  • Determine, with confidence, appropriate owner/contractor agreements based on project size, complexity, and payment type.

Presenters Susan B. McClymonds, AIA, CSI, and Timothy R. Twomey, AIA, Esq., both members of the AIA’s Documents Committee, have contributed actively to the revision process for the AIA’s Owner/Contractor Agreements. Tuition for the Web seminar is $135 per site; one registration fee allows for group participation for colleagues in your office. The program offers 1.5 LUs/HSW for AIA members.

Participation in this seminar requires a telephone and a computer with Internet access. Groups will need a projector and screen. For more information or to register, visit the virtual seminar Web site. Questions? Contact Vanessa Williamson.

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“2007 AIA Contract Documents: What’s New?” Webinar slated for December 4: AIA Contract Documents also host this second Webinar to provide an overview of the AIA Contract Documents program and the new digital practice documents, and then delve into the revisions to the A201-2007 and the 2007 Owner/Architect agreements. The Webinar will explain the AIA’s revision process and identify the pros and cons of each revision with respect to the owner, contractor and architect. For more information or to register visit the virtual seminar Web site or contact Vanessa Williamson.