ERIC Number: ED306653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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The AIA Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Architect, B141, 1987 Edition--What the School Board Attorney Needs To Know.
Punger, Douglas S.
In February 1987, at a statewide meeting of North Carolina school board attorneys, it was revealed that most school board attorneys were not consulted about and had never seen the construction contracts executed by their clients. The general practice in the state was that the architects prepared the contracts using the standard American Institute of Architects (AIA) forms and submitted them to the superintendent for execution by the owner. To provide greater contractual protections for the owner, the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys appointed a committee to draft a set of suggested amendments to the standard forms for the use of council members. Many of the amendments apply to states like North Carolina, which requires that public construction contracts be awarded by competitive bids to multiple prime contractors. The suggested amendments, additions, and deletions refer to the owner-architect agreement in the following areas: (1) architect's responsibilities; (2) scope of architect's basic services; (3) additional services; (4) owner's responsibilities; (5) construction cost; (6) use of architect's drawings, specifications, and other documents; (7) arbitration; (8) termination, suspension, or abandonment; (9) miscellaneous provisions; (10) basis of compensation; (11) other conditions or services; and (12) form of agreement. (MLF)
Descriptors: Architects, Board of Education Policy, Construction Costs, Construction Management, Construction Programs, Contracts, Court Litigation, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Lawyers, Legal Responsibility, Professional Services, Records (Forms), School Construction, School Law
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina