Changes to AIA Contract Documents: What Construction Lawyers Need to Know

New Insurance and Bonds Exhibit, Owner-Contractor Documents, Owner-Architect Agreements, and More

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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This CLE course will explain critical modifications to the AIA Construction Contracts Documents, released in 2017. The panel will devote significant attention to the creation of the Insurance and Bonds Exhibit.


AIA contract documents are the industry standard for managing contractual relationships in construction and design projects. The AIA released the most recent revisions of its contract documents in April 2017.

Revisions to the Owner-Contractor Documents include changes to termination provisions and changes to financing and payment provisions. Revisions to the Owner-Architect Agreements include intellectual property rights, termination provisions, administration/compensation, and the sustainability focus in E204 Exhibit.

A significant revision to the 2017 documents is the Insurance and Bonds Exhibit to be used with the A101-2017, A102-2017 and A103-2017, and with the revised Insurance and Bonds provision of A201-2017. These revisions acknowledge the complex nature of construction project insurance and are intended to focus on insurance and risk mitigation in contract negotiations.

Listen as our authoritative panel of construction attorneys walks you through the most significant modifications of the AIA Contract Documents released in 2017. The panel will also focus on the creation of the new Insurance and Bonds Exhibit intended to ensure that insurance and risk mitigation become an integral part of the contract negotiation process.



  1. Agreements between owner and contractor
  2. Agreements between owner and architect
  3. C401-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant
  4. Other significant revisions


The panel will review these and other notable revisions:

  • AIA Owner-Contractor Documents
  • AIA Owner-Architect Documents
  • AIA Architect-Consultant Documents
  • New Insurance/Bonds and Sustainable Projects Exhibits


Lichtenstein, Scott
Scott W. Lichtenstein

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

Mr. Lichtenstein practices primarily in the firm's Fidelity and Surety group. His experience in this field...  |  Read More

Schaap, Michelle
Michelle A. Schaap

Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

Ms. Schaap practices primarily in cybersecurity and corporate law, particularly as it pertains to construction,...  |  Read More

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