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When selecting a contract for a project, consider the method used to execute cost estimation and planning operations. If a project follows the traditional method of assigning these tasks to the architect and the acquisition is through offers or negotiations, B101 is appropriate. However, when the owner assigns an advisor to provide cost estimates and planning services during the design and the acquisition is made through offers or negotiations, B103 provides more specific conditions to respond to this situation. B132 offers an optional choice if the owner has hired a site manager for construction and construction work, but nevertheless intends to offer or negotiate the contract for work based on the design. When a general contractor acts as site manager and builds the project, B133 is the form to be taken into account. Choosing the appropriate owner-architect arrangement is essential for any commercial design project. This is due to the fact that the agreement establishes a basis for the contractual relationship between the owner and the architect and communicates the project and the other services that the architect will provide. Architects and owners can choose from several aia-owner-architect agreements that are suitable for different methods, project sizes and complexities. AIA agreements provide a proven and judicial framework for discussing and negotiating key conditions, including the scope of benefits and compensation for the architect. They are widely accepted and used in the construction industry, which means a consensus between individuals and groups representing the interests of architects, owners and contractors. B101-2017 is a standard agreement between the owner and architect for construction planning and construction work and includes the architect`s responsibility for costing and project planning.

B101 also includes services to assist the owner in bidding or obtaining proposals to negotiate from contractors during the purchase. Services are subdivided into basic, back-up and back-up services. Basic services are carried out in five phases: schematic issue planning, design, construction documents, procurement and market management. Additional services are identified as architect`s managers at the time of the contract, while additional services are defined as as they appear during the project. AIA COMITÉ Documents develops AIA contract documents as part of a rigorous process that includes contributions from subcontractor organizations, ownership groups, architects, legal and insurance advisors and other stakeholders in the construction process. AIA contract documents are regularly updated to reflect changes in the construction and construction sectors as well as in legislation. Since courts have tested agreements over time, users can rely on the importance and interpretation of the terms of the contract.