AIA Introduces New Owner-Consultant Agreements
Posted on Nov. 19, 2015

Owners often contract with geotechnical engineers, surveyors, and other specialty consultants to perform services early in the design and construction of a project. The American Institute of Architects recently launched three new owner-consultant agreements for owners to procure these services.

AIA Document C103-2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant without a Predefined Scope of Consultant’s Services contains terms that describe the general responsibilities of the parties, dispute resolution, termination, insurance, copyrights, and licenses.

AIA Document C201-2015, Standard Form of Consultant’s Services: Land Survey includes a selection between providing a basic boundary survey, an ALTA/ACSM survey, or a topographical survey. It also includes terms that specify the surveyor’s research of items included in the survey and provisions related to site utilities, including requirements that the surveyor must note the sources of information used to identify utilities and the operating authority for each utility.

AIA Document C202-2015, Standard Form of Consultant’s Services: Geotechnical Engineering Services includes terms directing the owner to provide specific project-related information to the geotechnical engineer, a detailed list of items that the geotechnical engineer must include in the geotechnical report, and a requirement that the geotechnical engineer be available for consultation during design and construction.

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