February 2008

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AIA revises its construction contract documents without AGC's endorsement

by Stephen M. Phillips
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In November 2007, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued new editions of its standard construction contract documents. AIA's construction contracts, which are the most widely used construction contracts in the U.S., historically have been well-regarded in the construction industry as being fair and comprehensive.

However, for the first time in more than 50 years, the Associated General Contractors of America's (AGC's) 600-member board of directors unanimously voted in October 2007 not to endorse the 2007 edition of A201, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. AGC's well-publicized decision may be a residual effect of AIA's refusal to join AGC and other construction industry groups in developing a new set of construction contract documents.

Regardless of AGC's decision, AIA chose to continue to publish its own documents, which are an important revenue source for AIA. The AGC-endorsed forms, known as ConsensusDOCS, also were released in the fall. (I'll be writing about ConsensusDOCS this spring.)

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