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Conventional (A201) Family

Conventional (A201) is the most commonly used family of AIA Contract Documents because the documents are suitable for the conventional delivery approach of design-bid-build. Use of the Conventional (A201) documents family may be appropriate when the owner’s project is divided into separate contracts for design (with the architect) and construction (with one or more contractors). These documents can be used on small to large projects.

See AIA Contract Documents by Series for information about document availability in AIA Contract Documents® software, in paper (see local distributors), and from AIA Documents on Demand®. Users should exercise independent judgment and may require the advice of legal counsel on deciding which documents are appropriate for a particular project.

A101–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is a Stipulated Sum
AIA Document A101™–2007 is a standard form of agreement between owner and contractor for use where the basis of payment is a stipulated sum (fixed price). A101 adopts by reference, and is designed for use with, AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. A101 is suitable for large or complex projects. For projects of a more limited scope, use of AIA Document A107™–2007, Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Project of Limited Scope, should be considered. For even smaller projects, consider AIA Document A105™–2007, Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Residential or Small Commercial Project.

A101–2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, for use on a Sustainable Project where the basis of payment is a Stipulated Sum
AIA Document A101™–2007 SP is a standard form of agreement between owner and contractor for use on sustainable projects where the basis of payment is a stipulated sum (fixed price). A101–2007 SP is based on AIA Document A101™–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, where the basis of payment is a Stipulated Sum, with modifications that address the risks, responsibilities and opportunities unique to projects involving substantial elements of sustainable design and construction (sustainable projects). A101–2007 SP adopts by reference, and is designed for use with, AIA Document A201™–2007 SP, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction for use on a Sustainable Project.

A102–2007 (formerly A111–1997), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work Plus a Fee with a Guaranteed Maximum Price
This standard form of agreement between owner and contractor is appropriate for use on large projects requiring a guaranteed maximum price, when the basis of payment to the contractor is the cost of the work plus a fee. AIA Document A102™–2007 is not intended for use in competitive bidding. AIA Document A102–2007 adopts by reference and is intended for use with AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. NOTE: A111–1997 expired in 2009.

A103–2007 (formerly A114–2001), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor where the basis of payment is the Cost of the Work Plus a Fee without a Guaranteed Maximum Price
AIA Document A103™–2007 is appropriate for use on large projects when the basis of payment to the contractor is the cost of the work plus a fee, and the cost is not fully known at the commencement of construction. AIA Document A103–2007 is not intended for use in competitive bidding. A103–2007 adopts by reference, and is intended for use with, AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. NOTE: A114–2001 expired in 2009.

A107–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Project of Limited Scope
AIA Document A107™–2007 is a stand-alone agreement with its own internal general conditions and is intended for use on construction projects of limited scope. It is intended for use on medium-to-large sized projects where payment is based on either a stipulated sum or the cost of the work plus a fee, with or without a guaranteed maximum price. Parties using AIA Document A107–2007 will also use A107 Exhibit A, if using a cost-plus payment method. AIA Document B104™–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Project of Limited Scope, coordinates with A107–2007 and incorporates it by reference.

For more complex projects, parties should consider using one of the following other owner/contractor agreements: AIA Document A101™–2007, A102™–2007 or A103™–2007. These agreements are written for a stipulated sum, cost of the work with a guaranteed maximum price, and cost of the work without a guaranteed maximum price, respectively. Each of them incorporates by reference AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. For single family residential projects, or smaller and less complex commercial projects, parties may wish to consider AIA Document A105™–2007, Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Residential or Small Commercial Project.

A201–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction
The general conditions are an integral part of the contract for construction for a large project and they are incorporated by reference into the owner/contractor agreement. They set forth the rights, responsibilities, and relationships of the owner, contractor, and architect. Though not a party to the contract for construction between owner and contractor, the architect participates in the preparation of the contract documents and performs construction phase duties and responsibilities described in detail in the general conditions. AIA Document A201™–2007 is adopted by reference in owner/architect, owner/contractor, and contractor/subcontractor agreements in the Conventional (A201) family of documents; thus, it is often called the “keystone” document.

A201–2007 SP, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, for use on a Sustainable Project
AIA Document A201™–2007 SP, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, for use on a Sustainable Project, sets forth the rights, responsibilities, and relationships of the owner, contractor and architect. The general conditions are an integral part of the contract for construction for a sustainable project, and A201–2007 SP is incorporated by reference into AIA Document A101™–2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, for use on a Sustainable Project where the basis of payment is a Stipulated Sum. A201–2007 SP is based on AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, with modifications that address the risks, responsibilities and opportunities unique to projects involving substantial elements of sustainable design and construction (sustainable projects). Though not a party to the contract for construction between owner and contractor, the architect participates in the preparation of the Contract Documents and performs construction phase duties and responsibilities described in detail in the General Conditions.

A401–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor
AIA Document A401™–2007 establishes the contractual relationship between the contractor and subcontractor. It sets forth the responsibilities of both parties and lists their respective obligations, which are written to parallel AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, which A401–2007 incorporates by reference. AIA Document A401–2007 may be modified for use as an agreement between the subcontractor and a sub-subcontractor, and must be modified if used where AIA Document A107™–2007 or A105™–2007 serves as the owner/contractor agreement.

A401–2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor, for use on a Sustainable Project
AIA Document A401™–2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor, for use on a Sustainable Project, establishes the contractual relationship between the contractor and subcontractor on a sustainable project. A401–2007 SP is based on AIA Document A401™–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor, with modifications to coordinate its use with the other Sustainable Projects documents in the Conventional (A201) family of AIA Contract Documents. It sets forth the responsibilities of both parties and lists their respective obligations, which are written to parallel AIA Document A201™–2007 SP, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, for use on a Sustainable Project. A401–2007 SP incorporates A201–2007 SP by reference. A401–2007 SP may be modified for use as an agreement between the subcontractor and a sub-subcontractor on a sustainable project.

A503–2007 (formerly A511–1999), Guide for Supplementary Conditions
AIA Document A503™–2007 is not an agreement, but is a guide containing model provisions for modifying and supplementing AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. It provides model language with explanatory notes to assist users in adapting AIA Document A201–2007 to specific circumstances. A201–2007, as a standard form document, cannot cover all the particulars of a project. Thus, AIA Document A503–2007 is provided to assist A201–2007 users either in modifying it, or developing a separate supplementary conditions document to attach to it. NOTE: A511–1999 expired in 2009.

AIA Document A521–2012, Uniform Location of Subject Matter
AIA Document A521™–2012 provides general guidance to users preparing bidding and construction contract documents for determining the proper location of information to be included in bidding documents, the contract for construction, General Conditions, Supplementary Conditions, and Division 01 General Requirements and Divisions 02-49 Specifications.

A701–1997, Instructions to Bidders
AIA Document A701™–1997 is used when competitive bids are to be solicited for construction of the project. Coordinated with AIA Document A201™, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, and its related documents, AIA Document A701–1997 provides instructions on procedures, including bonding requirements, for bidders to follow in preparing and submitting their bids. Specific instructions or special requirements, such as the amount and type of bonding, are to be attached to, or inserted into, A701.

B101–2007 (formerly B151–1997), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect
AIA Document B101™–2007 is a one-part standard form of agreement between owner and architect for building design and construction contract administration. AIA Document B101–2007 was developed to replace AIA Documents B141™–1997 Parts 1 and 2, and B151–1997 (expired 2009), but it more closely follows the format of B151–1997. Services are divided traditionally into basic and additional services. Basic services are performed in five phases: schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding or negotiation, and construction. This agreement may be used with a variety of compensation methods, including percentage of construction cost and stipulated sum. B101–2007 is intended to be used in conjunction with AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, which it incorporates by reference.

B101–2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, for use on a Sustainable Project
AIA Document B101™–2007 SP is a one-part standard form of agreement between owner and architect for sustainable building design and construction contract administration. B101–2007 SP is based on AIA Document B101™–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, with modifications that address the risks, responsibilities and opportunities unique to projects involving substantial elements of sustainable design and construction (sustainable projects). B101–2007 SP follows B101–2007 in the division of services into Basic and Additional Services. B101–2007 SP also includes a new scope of services section that sets forth services unique to sustainable projects.

B102–2007 (formerly B141–1997 Part 1), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect without a Predefined Scope of Architect’s Services
AIA Document B102™–2007 replaces and serves the same purpose as B141–1997 Part 1 (expired 2009). AIA Document B102–2007 is a standard form of agreement between owner and architect that contains terms and conditions and compensation details. B102–2007 does not include a scope of architect’s services, which must be inserted in Article 1 or attached as an exhibit. Separation of the scope of services from the owner/architect agreement allows users the freedom to append alternative scopes of services. AIA standard form scopes of services documents that may be paired with B102–2007 include AIA Documents B203™–2007, Site Evaluation and Planning; B204™–2007, Value Analysis; B205™–2007, Historic Preservation; B206™–2007, Security Evaluation and Planning; B209™–2007, Construction Contract Administration; B210™–2007, Facility Support; B211™–2007, Commissioning; B214™–2012, LEED® Certification; B252™–2007, Architectural Interior Design; and B253™–2007, Furniture, Furnishings and Equipment Design.

B103–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Large or Complex Project
AIA Document B103™–2007 is a standard form of agreement between owner and architect intended for use on large or complex projects. AIA Document B103–2007 was developed to replace AIA Documents B141™–1997 Parts 1 and 2, and B151™–1997 (expired 2009) specifically with respect to large or complex projects. B103–2007 assumes that the owner will retain third parties to provide cost estimates and project schedules, and may implement fast-track, phased or accelerated scheduling. Services are divided along the traditional lines of basic and additional services. Basic services are based on five phases: schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding or negotiation, and construction. The architect does not prepare cost estimates, but designs the project to meet the owner’s budget for the cost of the work at the conclusion of the design development phase services. This document may be used with a variety of compensation methods. B103–2007 is intended to be used in conjunction with AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, which it incorporates by reference.

B103™–2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Large or Complex Sustainable Project
AIA Document B103™–2007 SP is a standard form of agreement between owner and architect intended for use on large or complex sustainable projects. B103–2007 SP is based on AIA Document B103™–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Large or Complex Project, with modifications that address the risks, responsibilities and opportunities unique to projects involving substantial elements of sustainable design and construction (sustainable projects). B103–2007 SP assumes that the owner will retain third parties to provide cost estimates and project schedules, and may implement fast-track, phased or accelerated scheduling. Services are divided along the traditional lines of basic and additional services. B103–2007 SP also includes a new scope of services section that sets forth services unique to sustainable projects. This document may be used with a variety of compensation methods. B103–2007 SP is intended to be used in conjunction with AIA Document A201™–2007 SP, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, for use on a Sustainable Project, which it incorporates by reference.

B104–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Project of Limited Scope
AIA Document B104™–2007 is a standard form of agreement between owner and architect intended for use on medium-sized projects. AIA Document B104–2007 is an abbreviated version of B101™–2007. AIA Document B104–2007 contains a compressed form of basic services with three phases: design development, Construction documents, and construction. This document may be used with a variety of compensation methods. B104–2007 is intended to be used in conjunction with AIA Document A107™–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Project of Limited Scope, which it incorporates by reference.

B106–2010, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for Pro Bono Services
AIA Document B106™–2010 is a standard form of agreement between owner and architect for building design, construction contract administration, or other professional services provided on a pro bono basis. The architect’s pro bono services are professional services for which the architect receives no financial compensation other than compensation for reimbursable expenses. A table format is provided which the parties use to designate the scope of the architect’s pro bono services and the maximum number of hours to be provided by the architect for each designated pro bono service. If the architect is providing construction phase services, B106–2010 is intended to be used in conjunction with AIA Document A201™–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, which it incorporates by reference. NOTE: B106–2010 is available in AIA Contract Documents® software, but not in paper. An interactive B106 form is available free of charge from AIA Documents on Demand®.

B107–2010 (formerly B188–1996), Standard Form of Agreement Between Developer-Builder and Architect for Prototype(s) for Single Family Residential Project.
AIA Document B107™–2010 is a standard form of agreement between developer-builder and architect for design of one or more prototype(s) for a single family residential project. AIA Document B107–2010 is intended for use in situations where the architect will provide limited architectural services in connection with a single family residential project. Under B107–2010, the architect’s services consist of development of Permit Set Documents and limited construction phase services for the first residence of each prototype design constructed by the developer-builder in the development. This document anticipates that the developer-builder will have extensive control over the management of the project, acting in a capacity similar to that of a developer or speculative builder of a housing project, and that the developer-builder is an entity that has experience with applicable residential building codes, selection of materials and systems, and methods of installation and construction. NOTE: B188–1996 expired in 2012.

B108–2009 (formerly B181–1994), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Federally Funded or Federally Insured Project
AIA Document B108™–2009 is a standard form of agreement between Owner and Architect for building design and construction contract administration that is intended for use on federally funded or federally insured projects. AIA Document B108–2009 was developed with the assistance of several federal agencies and contains terms and conditions that are unique to federally funded or federally insured projects. B108 sets forth five traditional phases of basic services: schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding or negotiation, and construction. Two other types of services are delineated in the document: optional services and additional services. B108 is structured so that either the owner or the architect may be the entity providing cost estimates. NOTE: B181–1994 expired in May 2011.

B109–2010, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Multi-Family Residential or Mixed Use Residential Project
AIA Document B109™–2010 is a standard form of agreement between owner and architect for building design and construction contract administration for a multi-family residential or mixed use residential project. B109–2010 contains terms and conditions that are unique to these types of projects. B109–2010 is based on AIA Document B103™–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Large or Complex Project. AIA Document B109–2010 uses the traditional division of services into Basic and Additional Services but adds a new Pre-Design Services article that includes items such as assessment of project feasibility, layout, and regulatory requirements.

B144ARCH-CM–1993, Standard Form of Amendment to the Agreement Between Owner and Architect where the Architect provides Construction Management Services as an adviser to the Owner
AIA Document B144™ARCH-CM–1993 is an amendment to AIA Document B141™–1997 for use in circumstances where the architect, already under contract to perform architectural services for the owner, agrees to provide the owner with a package of construction management services to expand upon, blend with, and supplement the architect’s design and construction contract administration services described in AIA Document B141–1997.

B201–2007 (formerly B141–1997 Part 2), Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Design and Construction Contract Administration
AIA Document B201™–2007 replaces B141–1997 Part 2 (expired 2009). AIA Document B201–2007 defines the architect’s traditional scope of services for design and construction contract administration in a standard form that the owner and architect can modify to suit the needs of the project. The services set forth in B201–2007 parallel those set forth in AIA Document B101™–2007: the traditional division of services into basic and additional services, with five phases of basic services. B201–2007 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B201–2007 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement.

B202–2009, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Programming
AIA Document B202™–2009 establishes duties and responsibilities where the architect provides the owner with programming services. The architect’s programming services are set forth in a series of iterative steps, from a broad identification of priorities, values and goals of the programming participants to working with the owner to confirm the owner’s objectives for the project. The programming services also include information gathering to develop performance and design criteria, and developing a final program of project requirements. AIA Document B202–2009 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B202–2009 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement.

B203–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Site Evaluation and Planning
AIA Document B203™–2007 is intended for use where the architect provides the owner with services to assist in site selection for a project. Under this scope, the architect’s services may include analysis of the owner’s program and alternative sites, site utilization studies, and other analysis, such as planning and zoning requirements, site context, historic resources, utilities, environmental impact, and parking and circulation. AIA Document B203 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B203–2007 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. B203 was revised in 2007 to align, as applicable, with AIA Document B101™–2007.

B204–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Value Analysis, for use where the Owner employs a Value Analysis Consultant
AIA Document B204™–2007 establishes duties and responsibilities when the owner has employed a Value Analysis Consultant. This document provides the architect’s services in three categories: pre-workshop, workshop and post-workshop. The services include presenting the project’s goals and design rationale at the value analysis workshop, reviewing and evaluating each value analysis proposal, and preparing a value analysis report for the owner that, among other things, advises the owner of the estimate of the cost of the work resulting from the implementation of the accepted value analysis proposals. AIA Document B204–2007 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B204–2007 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. B204 was revised in 2007 to align, as applicable, with AIA Document B101™–2007.

B205–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Historic Preservation
AIA Document B205™–2007 establishes duties and responsibilities where the architect provides services for projects that are historically sensitive. The range of services the architect provides under this scope spans the life of the project and may require the architect to be responsible for preliminary surveys, applications for tax incentives, nominations for landmark status, analysis of historic finishes, and other services specific to historic preservation projects. AIA Document B205–2007 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B205–2007 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. B205 was revised in 2007 to align, as applicable, with AIA Document B101™–2007.

B206–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Security Evaluation and Planning
AIA Document B206™–2007 establishes duties and responsibilities where the architect provides services for projects that require greater security features and protection than would normally be incorporated into a building design. This scope requires the architect to identify and analyze the threats to a facility, survey the facility with respect to those threats, and prepare a risk assessment report. Following the owner’s approval of the report, the architect prepares design documents and a security report. AIA Document B206–2007 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B206–2007 is a scope of services document and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. B206 was revised in 2007 to align with AIA Document B101™–2007.

B207–2008 (formerly B352–2000), Standard Form of Architect’s Services: On-Site Project Representation
AIA Document B207™–2008 establishes the architect’s scope of services when the architect provides an on-site project representative during the construction phase. B207–2008 provides for agreement on the number of architect’s representatives to be stationed at the project site, a schedule for the on-site representation, and the services that the on-site representative will perform. The on-site representative’s services include attending job-site meetings, monitoring the contractor’s construction schedule, observing systems and equipment testing, preparing a log of activities at the site, and maintaining on-site records. The owner will provide an on-site office for the architect’s on-site representative. AIA Document B207–2008 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. NOTE: B352–2000 expired in 2010.

B209–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Construction Contract Administration, for use where the Owner has retained another Architect for Design Services
AIA Document B209™–2007 establishes duties and responsibilities when an architect provides only construction phase services and the owner has retained another architect for design services. This scope requires the architect to perform the traditional contract administration services while design services are provided by another architect. B209–2007 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. AIA Document B209–2007 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. B209 was revised in 2007 to align, as applicable, with AIA Document B101™–2007.

B210–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Facility Support
AIA Document B210™–2007 focuses attention on providing the owner with means and measures to ensure the proper function and maintenance of the building and site after final completion. This scope provides a menu of choices of services, including initial existing condition surveys of the building and its systems, evaluation of operating costs, and code compliance reviews. AIA Document B210–2007 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scopes of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B210–2007 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. B210 was revised in 2007 to align, as applicable, with AIA Document B101™–2007.

B211–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Commissioning
AIA Document B211™–2007 requires that the architect, based on the owner’s identification of systems to be commissioned, develop a commissioning plan, a design intent document, and commissioning specifications. It also requires that the architect review the contractor’s submittals and other documentation related to the systems to be commissioned, observe and document performance tests, train operators, and prepare a final commissioning report. AIA Document B211–2007 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B211–2007 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. B211 was revised in 2007 to align, as applicable, with AIA Document B101™–2007.

B212–2010, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Regional or Urban Planning
AIA Document B212™–2010 establishes duties and responsibilities where the architect provides the owner with regional or urban planning services. This scope provides a menu of choices of regional or urban planning services, grouped under four phases: Inventory and Data Gathering; Analysis and Judgment; Preparation of Design Alternatives; and Finalization of Preferred Plan.

AIA Document B212–2010 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B212–2010 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement.

B214–2012, Standard Form of Architect’ Services: LEED® Certification
AIA Document B214™–2012, Scope of Architect’s Services: LEED® Certification, establishes duties and responsibilities when the owner seeks certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. B214–2012 may be used to provide the scope of services for a prime architect who is providing LEED Certification services as an Additional Service, or, in the alternative, for an architect who is providing only LEED Certification services as a consultant to the owner. Although some of the architect’s services vary based on whether the architect is performing its services as the prime architect or as a LEED consultant, in either case the architect’s services include conducting a LEED Workshop, preparing a LEED Certification Plan, and Project registration and submission of LEED Documentation. B214–2012 may be (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scopes of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B214–2012 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement.

B252–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Architectural Interior Design
AIA Document B252™–2007 establishes duties and responsibilities where the architect provides both architectural interior design services and design services for furniture, furnishings and equipment (FF&E). The scope of services in AIA Document B252–2007 is substantially similar to the services described in AIA Document B152™–2007. Unlike AIA Document B152™–2007, AIA Document B252–2007 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. B252–2007 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B252 was revised in 2007 to align, as applicable, with AIA Document B101™–2007.

B253–2007, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Furniture, Furnishings and Equipment Design
AIA Document B253™–2007 establishes duties and responsibilities where the architect provides design services for furniture, furnishings and equipment (FF&E). The scope of services in AIA Document B253–2007 is substantially similar to the services described in AIA Document B153™–2007. Unlike AIA Document B153™–2007, AIA Document B253–2007 is a scope of services document only and may not be used as a stand-alone owner/architect agreement. B253–2007 may be used in two ways: (1) incorporated into the owner/architect agreement as the architect’s sole scope of services or in conjunction with other scope of services documents, or (2) attached to AIA Document G802™–2007, Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement, to create a modification to an existing owner/architect agreement. B253 was revised in 2007 to align, as applicable, with AIA Document B101™–2007.

B503–2007 (formerly B511–2001), Guide for Amendments to AIA Owner-Architect Agreements
AIA Document B503™–2007 is not an agreement, but is a guide containing model provisions for amending owner/architect agreements. Some provisions, such as a limitation of liability clause, further define or limit the scope of services and responsibilities. Other provisions introduce different approaches, such as fast-track construction. In all cases, these provisions are provided because they deal with circumstances that are not typically included in other AIA standard form owner/architect agreements. NOTE B511–2001 expired in 2009.

B509–2010, Guide for Supplementary Conditions to AIA Document B109–2010 for use on Condominium Projects
AIA Document B509™–2010 is not an agreement, but a guide containing model provisions for modifying and supplementing AIA Document B109™–2010, Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Architect for a Multi-Family Residential or Mixed Use Residential Project. It provides model language with explanatory notes to assist users in adapting AIA Document B109–2010 for use on condominium projects. B109–2010, as a standard form document, cannot address all of the unique risks of condominium construction. AIA Document B509–2010 is provided to assist B109–2010 users either in modifying it, or developing a separate supplementary conditions document to attach to it.

C101–1993 (formerly C801–1993), Joint Venture Agreement for Professional Services
AIA Document C101™–1993 is intended for use by two or more parties to provide for their mutual rights and obligations in forming a joint venture. It is intended that the joint venture, once established, will enter into an agreement with the owner to provide professional services. The parties may be all architects, all engineers, a combination of architects and engineers, or another combination of professionals. The document provides a choice between two methods of joint venture operation. The “division of compensation” method assumes that services provided and the compensation received will be divided among the parties in the proportions agreed to at the outset of the project. Each party’s profitability is then dependent on individual performance of pre-assigned tasks and is not directly tied to that of the other parties. The “division of profit and loss” method is based on each party performing work and billing the joint venture at cost plus a nominal amount for overhead. The ultimate profit or loss of the joint venture is divided between or among the parties at completion of the project, based on their respective interests. NOTE: C801–1993 expired in 2009.

C401–2007 (formerly C141–1997), Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant
AIA Document C401™–2007 is a standard form of agreement between the architect and the consultant providing services to the architect. AIA Document C401–2007 is suitable for use with all types of consultants, including consulting architects. This document may be used with a variety of compensation methods. C401–2007 assumes and incorporates by reference a preexisting owner/architect agreement known as the “prime agreement.” AIA Documents B101™–2007, B103™–2007, B104™–2007, B105™–2007 and B152™–2007 are the documents most frequently used to establish the prime agreement. C401–2007 was modified in 2007 to be shorter and more flexible by “flowing down” the provisions of the prime agreement, except as specifically stated in C401. NOTE: C141–1997 expired in 2009.

C401–2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant, for use on a Sustainable Project
AIA Document C401™–2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant, for use on a Sustainable Project, is a standard form of agreement between the architect and the consultant providing services to the architect on a sustainable project. C401–2007 SP is based on AIA Document C401™–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant, with modifications to coordinate its use with the other Sustainable Projects documents in the Conventional (A201) family of AIA Contract Documents. C401–2007 SP is suitable for use with all types of consultants, including consulting architects. This document may be used with a variety of compensation methods. C401–2007 SP assumes and incorporates by reference a preexisting owner/architect agreement known as the “prime agreement.”

C727–1992, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant for Special Services
AIA Document C727™–1992 provides only the terms and conditions of the agreement between the architect and the consultant—the description of services is left entirely to the parties, and must be inserted in the agreement or attached in an exhibit. It is often used for planning, feasibility studies, post-occupancy studies, and other services that require specialized descriptions.

D503–2013, Guide for Sustainable Projects, including Commentary on the AIA Sustainable Projects Documents
AIA Document D503™–2013 is a guide that discusses the roles and responsibilities faced by Owners, Architects and Contractors on sustainable design and construction projects. D503–2013 includes a discussion of environmental product ratings, certification systems and jurisdictional requirements that may be applicable to sustainable projects. D503 also contains an in depth, section-by-section commentary on AIA Sustainable Project documents A101™–2007 SP, A201™–2007 SP, A401™–2007 SP, B101™–2007 SP and C401™–2007 SP and AIA Document B214™–2012, Architect’s Services: LEED® Certification. D503–2013 includes a sample Sustainability Plan that readers can use for assistance when preparing a Sustainability Plan unique to their project.

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