AIA Releases Updated Design-Build Documents

Published 7-15-2014

The American Institute of Architects has announced the release of seven updated design-build contract documents. Building on the core strengths of the 2004 edition documents while enhancing the early interaction between the owner and the design-builder, the 2014 Design-Build documents call for clearly defined and mandated owner’s criteria for the project and require the submission of a preliminary design by the design-builder. Other changes include updated insurance provisions that are consistent with current industry terminology and practices, as well as a sustainable project exhibit which describes the process by which the owner and design-builder will work to achieve the sustainable objective.
 
The seven updated Design-Build documents are:

  • A141™–2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design-Builder
  • A142™–2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Design-Builder and Contractor
  • A441™–2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor for a Design-Build Project
  • B143™–2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Design-Builder and Architect
  • C141™–2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Consultant for a Design-Build Project
  • C441™–2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant for a Design-Build Project
  • G744™–2014, Certificate of Substantial Completion for a Design-Build Project

 

The updated Design-Build documents are available in the latest version of the AIA Contract Documents desktop software, and online through AIA Documents-on-Demand® and AIA Documents-on-Demand® Plus.