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Verrill Voices: Construction Law Series- Changes to American Institute of Architects Contract Documents

May 24, 2018 Podcast

Verrill Dana Construction Law attorneys Rob Ruesch and John Giffune hosted a series of Verrill Voices podcasts in which they discuss recent changes to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract documents. These documents are frequently used by all parties involved in construction projects and the recent changes have the potential to significantly change the negotiation and dispute resolution landscape.

The contract documents referenced in these episodes may be accessed at www.aiacontracts.org.

Changes to AIA Contracts Ep.1 - Owner Financial Arrangements and Contractor Responsibility

In this edition of the Verrill Voices podcast, Verrill Dana Construction Law attorneys John Giffune and Rob Ruesch kick off a three episode series on what construction professionals need to know about recent changes to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract documents. Specifically discussed are changes to A201 provisions regarding the Owner's obligations to disclose its financial arrangements for project funding and contractor responsibility for Owner directed means and methods.

Changes to AIA Contracts Ep.2 – Termination Provisions in A201

In Episode 2 of the Verrill Voices series of Construction Law podcasts covering changes to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract documents, Verrill Dana attorneys John Giffune and Rob Ruesch discuss recent changes to termination provisions, including termination for cause and termination for convenience.

Changes to AIA Contracts Ep.3 – The Role of the Architect in A201

In this final installment of the Verrill Voices podcast series discussing recent changes to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract documents, Verrill Dana attorneys John Giffune and Rob Ruesch discuss the architect's role in resolving disputes between contractors and developers, and how that role has changed.

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