AIA 2017 Documents: Owner-Architect Agreements & Sustainable Design and Construction

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Free AIA Members / $5 Nonmembers
Lunch Provided by Dealey Renton.
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AIA Documents B101, B103 and other key Owner–Architect Agreements were revised in 2017. Attendees will leave this session with an understanding of the 2017 revisions to the Owner-Architect agreements; will be able to select appropriate contracts for their  projects;  and will evaluate the suitability of alternative contract terms.  Presenters will also discuss the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit and explore how it can be used to provide a positive impact on the health and safety of building occupants.

The newly released documents at the heart of the AIA Contract Documents program– the A201- related AIA Owner–Architect Agreements– are revised by the Documents Committee on a 10-year cycle. The Documents Committee strives to achieve balance in the contract language and to build consensus among the industry stakeholders.

This program will give attendees an insight into the AIA’s revision process, as well as a chance to learn about the revised Owner-Architect agreements.  Subject matter experts and practitioners will share their experiences with all participants as they examine the newly revised Owner-Architect agreements. The program will prepare participants to select appropriate AIA contracts for their particular project and practice, as well as to evaluate the suitability of alternative contract terms and language. Presenters will also discuss the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit and explore how it can provide a positive impact on the health and safety of building occupants.

About the Presenters:

Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, is Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Management Officer of Berkley Design Professional, a member of W.R. Berkley Corporation – a Fortune 500 insurance company.  Andy joined Berkley DP in July 2013 after a 36+ year career as a licensed architect and firm principal with a diverse background of practice, project, financial, operations and risk management experience particularly in the large A/E firm environment. He has held corporate leadership positions as CFO, Contracting Officer and Director of the Education market sector at OWP/P (Chicago) and prior to joining Berkley DP served as Director of Practice Management for CannonDesign.

David Ericksen currently serves as a Member of Severson & Werson’s Executive Committee after serving as President from 2009-2012. Since 1997, Mr. Ericksen has led the Firm’s Construction/Environmental Litigation and Transactional Practice, as well as focus on liability and insurance issues through insurers. For over twenty years, he has repeatedly and successfully represented design professionals in jury trial, bench trial, single arbitrator arbitration, and panel arbitration as well as mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in state and federal courts.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Evaluate the impact the changes to the 2017 AIA Owner-Architect agreements will have on practice and discuss the rationale driving the changes with key members of the Documents Committee.
  2. Discuss various AIA Owner- Architect agreements to confidently select appropriate AIA Documents based on project size and complexity.
  3. Examine the changes to AIA Owner-Architect agreements with respect to the overall format, including the new distinction between supplemental and additional services.
  4. Learn how the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit including the Architect’s sustainability services can be used to provide a positive outcome on the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.

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