AIA Contract Documents are the nearly 200 forms and contracts that define the relationships and conditions associated with design and construction projects. Prepared by the AIA under the consensus of owners, contractors, lawyers, architects, engineers and others, the documents have been finely voted on during its 131-year history. As a result, these complete contracts and forms are now widely recognized as industry standards. AIA contract documents are categorized into two categories by all professionals in the sector, including architects, contractors, owners, consultants and lawyers: by family, by type of project or certain methods of project preparation, and by series based on the parties to the agreement or use of the form. See you aiacontracts.org. B141/CMA is a standard agreement between the owner and the architect for the use of projects for which construction management services must be provided under a separate contract with the owner. This is a logical feature of AIA`s CMa contact documents. Many project proponents – particularly those who are only casual or under-mature consumers of design and construction services – do not have the ability to manage several major contractors. However, you can outsource this task to a CMa. For the updated CMa, the updated C132 offers different opportunities and positions of responsibility than its predecessor, the C132-2009.
Changes involve things like coordination, costs and timing, the payment process, document retention and the method of several key contractors for project delivery. Note that the specific language on CMa rights and obligation documents can be found with the C132-2019, including the specific terms and conditions CMa, A232-2019, and the owner`s agreements with the architect, B132-2019, and contractor, A132-2019. One of the updated CMa documents is the owner/contracting A132 contract with the new insurance and bond exposure. An exhibition on sustainable projects, E235-2019, was also designed to take into account the role of CMa in the pre-construction phase and in the construction phase of a sustainable project. Since its inception in 1887, the AIA Documents Committee has been an AIA committee dedicated to drafting and reviewing AIA contract documents.