The AIA Owner Contractor Agreement

Webinar: ID# 1015478
Recorded CD
About This Course:
This webinar provides you with an overview of AIA construction contracting, including the AIA delivery system, document organization, key features and practice insights.

You will learn the key features of the AIA Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor (A101-2007) and the AIA General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (A201-2007).

In addition, the webinar covers the most important components of the agreement and address negotiating points from the perspective of the three principal parties (design professional, owner and contractor). You will become familiar with how these agreements fit within an overall capital project and gain an understanding of its principle underlying features.


Overview of AIA Contract Document Delivery System and Organization
AIA Contract Families and Series
Overview of AIA Procurement and Pricing Models
The Contract General Conditions in Context
Key Contract Features
  • Contract Price
  • Progress Payments
  • Substantial Completion
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Termination or Suspension
  • Interest Rate
  • Documents Incorporated by Reference
  • Insurance Specification
  • Surety Bond
Key General Conditions Features
  • Table of Contents
  • Instruments of Service
  • Owners and Contractor's Responsibilities
  • Job Site Safety
  • Means and Methods of Construction
  • Warranty; Indemnification
  • Allowances; Construction Schedules
  • Shop Drawings and Submittals
  • Architects Responsibilities
  • Contingent Assignment of Subcontracts
  • Owners Use of Separate Forces
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Governing Law
  • Claims for Consequential Damages
  • Initial Decision Maker
  • Not Joinder Provisions
  • Waiver
  • Equitable Claims
About The Presenters

James E. Hughes, Esq.
  • Partner in the law firm of Hancock Estabrook, LLP, practicing in construction law, municipal law and commercial litigation
  • Construction arbitrator affiliated with the American Arbitration Association (Arbitration and Mediation Neutral Panel)
  • Construction counsel to the City of Syracuse, NY
  • Serves on the Contract Document Committee of the Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)
  • Associate member of the Association of General Contractors
  • More than 30 years of experience in construction law, negotiating and drafting design and construction agreements for public and private entities
  • Served as construction counsel for many substantial construction projects
  • Experienced in resolving construction defect and construction delay disputes
The AIA Owner Contractor Agreement
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