As an architect, owner, or contractor, properly documenting your projects through contracts documents is one of the most important things you can do to minimize risk and avoid litigation. However, completing these contract documents can be confusing and you may have many questions throughout the process.
With an increase in stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, going to the office to print, scan and sign your contracts may not be an option. Join AIA Contract Documents technical staff for an overview of best practices in using the online service to create, organize and distribute your contracts without leaving your home. By attending this free webinar, you will learn best practices in editing documents and organizing your projects in the AIA Contract Documents online service, including editing offline, avoiding common formatting issues, setting your preferences, working with project data, and more!
Does your design firm perform repeat or similar work for the same client or from a consultant? Would you like to manage risk and streamline the contract process for these projects? Geared towards architects, this webinar will provide an overview of the AIA Master Agreements and Task Orders and explain how they can be used to provide a wide array of select services over the course of several projects.
This course will describe the many benefits of using a white reflective PVC roofing membrane for the benefit of saving energy and reducing the use of fossil fuels. The decision of which buildings to use PVC roofs will be discussed on how the uses tie into the building use to minimize occupant disruption.
Join this free webinar as AIA Contract Documents Committee members, who are experienced design firm practitioners, review the various families of documents and examine how to select the appropriate Owner/Architect agreements to fit your project size and complexity. Presenters discuss their own projects as case studies during a panel discussion that includes the process of selecting, negotiating and drafting AIA contracts.
Mark R. LePage is the Partner in Charge of Operations at Fivecat Studio Architecture, a leading residential architecture firm located in Westchester County, New York. Mark and his wife, architect Annmarie McCarthy, launched Fivecat Studio in 1999 at the age of 29 with no money and no clients. Together they have grown the regional firm to a staff of six, managing projects worth more than $10 million. Mark is the founder of Entrepreneur Architect, this online education resource inspiring architects to build better businesses. He launched the blog in 2007 as a personal project to document ideas for business success. In 2012, Mark relaunched Entrepreneur Architect at EntreArchitect.com and introduced the The Entrepreneur Architect Podcast. Working to become an influential force in the profession, Mark’s mission is to teach sole proprietors, small firm architects and students the importance of business success in the profession of architecture.
The ABA Forum, in conjunction with the AIA, has assembled an expert panel to lift up the curtain and explore some of the key changes, the bases for the changes, and how they are being interpreted and applied in the industry, including the individuals who were integrally involved in drafting these documents. Whether you are a construction lawyer, consultant, or an industry practitioner, you won't want to miss this important program for a summary of the key changes, from the perspective of project owners and construction managers.
Construction clauses that you believe to be benign, may actually jeopardize the financial well-being of your design firm, and the health, safety, and welfare of the public. It is imperative for design firms to have a thorough understanding of these “deadly clauses” and how to identify and correct faulty language in order to mitigate associated risks. Join us for a free webinar as presenters review construction contract clauses regarding instruments of service, right to withhold or offset fees, reliance on owner supplied information, coordination of owner’s consultants, limiting liability, compliance with civil rights legislation, and prevailing party clauses.
Learn about the latest trend in interior design: Biophilic Design, which is the incorporation of natural elements using design techniques to improve the environment, employee well-being and productivity. This presentation is more than just theory, it offers case studies and data that back up this type of design and shows how retail, commercial, school, health and hospital buildings and employees can benefit substantially by incorporating the principles of biophilic design. From water features, daylighting, acoustic treatments, sounds and natural imagery to analogs of nature and elevated visual planes, the techniques and materials to invoke them are available for the next generation of design.