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For immediate release:
Washington, D.C. – October 5, 2010 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced that it will release new and updated documents for regional or urban planning, single-family, and mixed-use residential projects. These documents address the unique requirements of urban planning, single family residential development, and multi-family and mixed-use residential projects.
According to the National Association of Home Builders it will be necessary to build more than a million housing units each year to meet the underlying needs of the nation’s population and, over the next decade, the rate of new household formations is expected to average at least 1.4 million a year. Moreover, it will be necessary and desirable to replace some of the existing 125 million housing units in the U.S. with housing that is more energy efficient and otherwise built to modern standards.
“The AIA Contract Documents Committee understands and supports the shift toward effective regional and urban planning, and mixed use and residential project development,” said Ken Cobleigh, Managing Director and Counsel for the AIA Contract Documents content team. “We have updated and created these documents to provide a framework that clearly delineates the roles and responsibilities of parties involved in these projects.”
In B107TM – 2010 (formerly B188 TM– 1996) Standard Form of Agreement Between Developer-Builder and Architect for Prototype(s) for Single Family Residential Project, the architect provides permit set documents for a single family residential housing project prototype to the developer-builder. The developer-builder is then responsible for construction and finishing details beyond the permit set, with the architect providing limited construction phase services. The agreement gives the developer a qualified right to re-use the permit set documents on a subsequent project.
B109TM – 2010, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Multi-Family Residential or Mixed Use Residential Project is a new agreement that is customized for multi-family residential or mixed-use residential projects. It provides terms and conditions for the delivery of architectural services that are specific to these types of projects. B109 can be used in conjunction with the new B509 TM –2010, Guide for Supplementary Conditions to AIA Document B109™–2010, which provides a discussion of risks and responsibilities specific to condominium construction and model language to amend B109 if used for a condominium project.
B212 TM -2010, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Regional or Urban Planning, can be used with B102 TM-2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect without a Predefined Scope of Architect’s Services or with another AIA Owner-Architect agreement. Architects can use this document to define the scope of regional or urban planning services to be provided.
“Until now, regional and urban planning scopes of work have been inconsistent, making it difficult for owners to accurately compare and evaluate project proposals,” said Cara Shimkus Hall, FAIA, Principal, GH2 Architects, LLC, who currently serves on the AIA Contract Documents Committee. “Our goal with the B212-2010 was to normalize what the scope of services might be and cover it in a way that would work for both public and private projects.”
The AIA Contract Documents® program has also added the following nine documents to AIA Documents-on-Demand bringing the total number of documents offered to 36:
1. A102 TM –2007 (formerly A111 TM –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
2. A103 TM –2007 (formerly A114 TM –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
3. A107 TM –2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for a Project of Limited Scope
4. B102 TM –2007 (formerly B141 TM –1997 Part 1), Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect without a Predefined Scope of Architect’s Services
5. B107TM – 2010 (formerly B188 TM– 1996) Standard Form of Agreement Between Developer-Builder and Architect for Prototype(s) for Single Family Residential Project
6. B109TM – 2010, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Multi-Family Residential or Mixed Use Residential Project
7. B212™- 2010, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Regional or Urban Planning
8. B104 TM –2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Project of Limited Scope
9. C401 TM –2007 (formerly C141 TM –1997), Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant
B107TM–2010, B109TM–2010 and B212™–2010 will be available in paper, in AIA Contract Documents software and on AIA Documents-on-Demand. B509™-2010 will be available for free in the Reference Material section of the AIA Contract Documents website. (http://www.aia.org/contractdocs/referencematerial/index.htm)
AIA Contract Documents software can be purchased at www.aia.org/contractdocs/purchase. AIA contracts and forms can be purchased through AIA Documents-on-Demand at http://documentsondemand.aia.org. Documents in paper form are available through the AIA’s full service distributors. For a listing of full service distributors and pricing information, please visit www.aia.org/docs_purchase.
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