Introduction and overview of the _AIA Docs_ describing the contractual arrangements between each of the various parties (architects, owners, contractors and consultants).
-arch & owner
-architect’s responsibility (standard of care, representative, liability, etc.)
-basic services (schedule, governing authorities, SD, DD, CD, costs, bidding, construction observation, etc.)
-add’l services (programming, surveys, BIM, detailed costs, LEED, As-builts, FF&E, etc.)
-owner’s responsibility (project info, budget, existing info, testing, inspection, etc.)
-cost estimate (schematic, design development and construction)
-copy rights (instruments of service, authorship, claims, etc.)
-claim/dispute resolution (mediation, litigation, etc.)
-arch & consultant
-portion of the project
-responsibilities (professional skill, care, recommendations, etc.)
-termination, competition, compensation, etc.
-owner & contractor
-contract docs (Agreement, General & Supplementary Conditions, Drawings, Specs, Addenda)
-date of commencement and substantial completion
-payments (application for payment, schedule of values, progress payment, retainage, etc.)
To get copies of the AIA Docs please visit the AIAIC website.