AIA Document G is typically executed as a condition of final payment. Related Documents. Use of Current Documents. This document is a copyrighted work and may not be reproduced or excerpted from without the express written permission of the AIA. There is no implied permission to reproduce this document, nor does membership in The American Institute of Architects confer any further rights to reproduce this document. The AIA hereby grants the purchaser a limited license to reproduce a maximum of ten copies of a completed G, but only for use in connection with a particular project.
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I'm looking at using the AIA template A "Standard form of agreement between owner and contractor for a residential or small commercial project" for building a small building on my property. In the past I've been advised to obtain lien waivers from major subs and suppliers to protect against the GC not paying the suppliers or subs. In this template the GC warrants that title passes to the owner on payment, but there is no requirement for documentation of payment to the subs. For those of you who use these templates, are you comfortable with the provisions as written in the template?
I have to admit I've done bigger projects without such waivers required, and have now read that having them doesn't provide the owner a lot of protection in many states. I would get a standard lien waiver form on-line and have the GC and all the subs sign them when they are paid or submit a request for payment. Ive heard of some GC's forging subs signatures so just be careful. I'm curious what your contractor's response was when you told him you wanted to use the AIA forms.
There have been threads here where contractors have said that they would never work under the AIA forms. I think that they are just used to using their own biased forms which probably wouldn't hold up in court if it came to that.
His normal contract is a simplified version, based on A, so the starting point was easy. I'm adding back some of the more explicit language, but I don't expect any issues as they aren't really substantive changes. The AIA language is much more contractor-friendly than what I have written for bigger projects.
I'm trying to keep this simple, as it's a relatively small project that should get done in a couple of weeks. I'm a firm believer that negotiating the contract really shouldn't take longer than the project! I'd take unwillingness to negotiate based on these basically pretty fair contract templates as a major red flag in choosing a contractor; I've yet to run into that. Am I being too picky? Need advice for General Contractor. The A Agreement document is intended only for "large or complex" projects and must be used with A General Conditions document.
To try to simplify such a long document would be foolish and unnecessary. Each of these contracts combines the Agreement and the General Conditions in a short document. It requires the contractor to list any indebtedness or known claims in connection with the construction contract that have not been paid or otherwise satisfied.
The contractor may also be required to furnish a lien bond or indemnity bond to protect the owner with respect to each exception. In addition, AIA document GA can be used to support G in the event that the owner requires a sworn statement from the contractor stating that all releases or waivers of liens have been received.
The contractor is required to list any exceptions to the sworn statement and may be required to furnish to the owner a lien bond or indemnity bond to protect the owner with respect to such exceptions. Here is an interesting Owner's Rider to A scroll down to find it.
Indem Sie weiterhin auf der Website surfen bzw. Mehr erfahren. Sign In. Join as a Pro. Send a Houzz Gift Card! Vanity Lighting. Trending Now. Summer Bathroom Refresh. Building a Home. AIA contracts and lien waivers. Email Save Comment 3 Like. Comments 3. Like Save. Related Discussions Am I being too picky? Cookva, a waiver of lein is a document stating your contractor and all his subs and businesses used to purchase anything for your job, have been paid in full.
Also, that you are not liable for any liens against your property due to contractor's non payment. Any company should be able to issue one to you when your work is completed. Get one! And don't pay in full until you do! It is simple for their office person to do. Doesn't need to be itemized. Just states "all" persons have been paid regarding the work on your site. Need advice for General Contractor Q. If you have a fixed price contract, the sub costs are the contractors concern, and your only concern is that single bottom line number.
How much the electrician charges the GC is not going to ever be transparent to you. Unless you have changes, and there is a change order with a number. That's the only time a specific number will be given you.
If you have a cost of the work plus a fee contract, then your contractor presents you with the electricians 20 K bill, and you disperse 24K to the GC.
Or, if it's a flat fee, the contractors are paid, and the GC is paid at milestone completions. What type of contract do you have? There are many good points above by the contributors and I hope you are able to get the plans released to you by this architect. It will probably cost you the same to pay him off for the CADs as it would for legal services to sue him with a potentially negative outcome.
However, you should definitely hire and attorney for the next phase of your project. Undoubably, you will need to hire a builder of some sort and you will potentially need architectural services during the building process.
Hire a good Real Estate attorney not any other type to guide you through the next several contracts building, architectural so that you have less exposure in the future. Your attorney and your contracts must take your experience into account to make sure that there is no more repeats of this ridiculously stressful event. As a builder I have worked with many architects for different levels of construction and I can tell you there are great ones out there, many of them.
I personally never sign an architectural services contract based on the cost of the project, in my opinion, it is non of their business if I purchase oak hardwood floors or mahogany hardwood floors at triple the price.
I always pay a fixed cost for the mutually agreed on scope of work and then an hourly fee for additional time spent beyond that. Everyone is entitles to make a living and make money, but no one should be taking advantage of you based on your overall construction cost. Final word of advice, in my experience, I do not hold architects responsible for providing me with true project cost. Perhaps they can provide a very general guide. Only the builder you hire can get you true costs.
In most single family homes the architect is not out there hiring subcontractors, purchasing building material, or managing the construction process so why should they know the exact costs?
An experiences real estate attorney will provide the above guidance for you and much more. However, they are not the builders either, so in depth due diligence is super important.
Ask many questions and don't be shy about it. I wish you lots of luck and success with your project. Does the remodeler listen? Does he or she answer questions clearly and candidly? Can you reach him when you need to? Does he return phone calls promptly? Does he let you know when problems arise and work with you on solving them? Make sure you are compatible with the contractor. Set a clear and mutual understanding about the schedule.
You and your home remodeler should agree on the schedule up front to avoid conflict and problems later in the project. Request a written proposal. Often, two people remember the same conversation differently. Get the proposal in writing and work with the remodeler to ensure it reflects your wishes. Get a clear and mutual understanding on miscellaneous details up front. There are a lot of little details that need to be settled before work starts.
What times of day will they be working? How will he or she access the property? How will cleanup be handled? How will they protect your property? Remember to be flexible. Remodeling is an interruption of your normal life. Remember to be flexible during the project so that you can handle the unexpected and go with the flow.
Discuss and agree on how change orders will be handled. With home remodeling there is always the chance you may want to change materials or other project details during the job. Before work starts, make sure you agree with your remodeler about how these changes will be handled. Agree on a well-written contract that covers all the bases. Ask for a written lien waiver from the home remodeler upon completion of the work.
AIA contracts and lien waivers
The G will state that all bills materials and equipment , payroll, and other indebtedness connected with the work, if any indebtedness exists, for which the owner might be responsible has been paid or otherwise satisfied. Please note that if you need to edit the info that you've already printed to an actual AIA document such as the G the AIA requires that you use and pay for a whole new blank AIA form - yep, just because of a typo. Back to home page: Construction Project Management. To the home page of TheContractorsGroup. Lots More Forms Here!