AIA Publishes New Master Agreements
Posted on Nov. 12, 2014

The American Institute of Architects has released new contract documents, including Master Agreements, Service Orders, and Work Orders, to avoid renegotiation for new tasks or new projects during a defined period.

The AIA Master Agreement set includes:

• A121–2014, Standard Form of Master Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, where work is provided under Multiple Work Orders
• A121-2014 Exhibit, A: Determination of the Cost of the Work

• A221–2014, Work Order for use with Master Agreement Between Owner and Contractor

• B121–2014, Standard Form of Master Agreement Between Owner and Architect for Services provided under Multiple Service Orders

• B221–2014, Service Order for use with Master Agreement Between Owner and Architect

• C421–2014, Standard Form of Master Agreement Between Architect and Consultant for Services Provided under Multiple Service Orders

• C422–2014, Service Order for use with Master Agreement Between Architect and Consultant

The documents allow for ongoing business relationships and can be used for a series of projects for one owner or architect at a location or projects in multiple locations. The master agreements apply to any service or work orders issued during a one-year period, which period automatically renews unless the parties decide otherwise.

The AIA also released B133–2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) Edition, and C172–2014, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Program Manager for use on a Single Project. The B133-2014 better defines the architect’s role when a construction manager is involved during design.

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