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B171™–2013, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design Manager for use in a Multiple Project Program
AIA Document B171™–2013is a standard form of agreement between owner and design manager for use in a program with more than one project and where design management services are to be provided under a separate contract with the owner. It is coordinated with AIA Document C171™–2013, an owner/program manager agreement, where the program manager is an independent adviser to the owner throughout the course of the program. The design manager is required to assist the owner and the program manager in developing and establishing the owner’s program. Additionally, the design manager provides limited architectural services for each project in the program. Upon the development of the program, the design manager is required to develop the design standards, which will provide a functional, aesthetic, and quality framework for the projects in the program. After establishment of the design standards, the design manager performs schematic design and design development architectural services for each project in the program in order to develop a transfer package that the owner can provide to the architect(s) of record for each project in the program. Both AIA Documents B171–2013 and C171–2013 are based on the premise that one or more separate architects of record and construction contractors will also contract with the owner for final design and construction of each project. AIA Document B172™–2013, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for Architect of Record Services, is intended to be used as the agreement between the owner and each architect of record. The architect of record is responsible for preparation of the construction documents, and related design and bidding phase services, and administration of the owner/contractor agreement on a project by project basis.


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