AIA Releases New Program Management Contract Documents
Posted on Jul. 31, 2013

New for 2013, the American Institute of Architects recently released a family of contract documents for Program Management.  These contract documents may be used when the Owner involves a Program Manager and Design Manager to assist with program-wide design. The Program Management family of contract documents includes AIA Documents B171-2013 Owner/Design Manager Agreement and C171-2013 Owner/Program Manager Agreement, for use in a Multiple Project Program and B172-2013 Owner/Architect Agreement, for Architect of Record Services.

Under these contract documents, the Program Manager advises the Owner during design and construction on matters that impact the Owner’s program. The Program Manager oversees the development and implementation of the program, creates a program management plan to describe the scope of the program and related requirements, manages information related to the program across the projects in the program, develops a program-wide budget and schedule, and establishes quality control guidelines.

The Design Manager assists the Owner and the Program Manager in developing the Owner’s program. The Design Manager also provides limited architectural services for each project in the program. After the program is developed, the Design Manager develops the design standards to provide a functional, aesthetic, and quality framework for each project. The Design Manager then performs Schematic Design and Design Development architectural services for each project as part of a transfer package that the Owner provides to each Architect of Record.

The Architect of Record provides final design of each project. The Architect of Record prepares the construction documents, assists with construction contract bidding and negotiation, and performs construction contract administration.

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