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AIA Releases New Sustainable Building Docs

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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The American Institute of Architects announced last week that it is released new and updated contract documents that support businesses with reaching sustainability goals.

The new Sustainable Project documents aim to “provide a roadmap to integrate sustainability into design and construction projects, as well as ensure less confusion when green project discussions begin,” according to the AIA.

The Documents

The update includes the new C204-2020, Sustainability Consultant Scope of Services and the updated D503-2020, Guide for Sustainable Projects. 

According to the Institute, the new C204 introduces a sustainability consultant, who can be an architect or non-architect, and streamlines the process for identifying, developing and assigning responsibility for a project’s sustainable design and construction elements.

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The American Institute of Architects announced last week that it is released new and updated contract documents that support businesses with reaching sustainability goals.

As a facilitator, the sustainability consultant should implement the stages of the sustainability process, including conducting the sustainability workshop, preparing the sustainability plan, gathering information and coordinating with the parties, submitting documents to and obtaining approval from the certifying authority, and handling fees.

The AIA notes that the new Sustainability Consultant Scope of Services is not a stand-alone agreement but must pair with a document to provide key contract terms, such as the C103-2015 Owner-Consultant Agreement without a Predefined Scope of Services. The C204 presumes that an owner pursuing a sustainable project has, or will, execute an E204-2017 Sustainable Projects Exhibit with the architect of record. Also, when both C204 and E204 are used on a project, the owner must edit E204 to address the consultant’s role and eliminate overlap with the architect’s role. E204 defines key sustainable terms, and C204 references these definitions.

Additionally, the D503-2020, Guide for Sustainable Projects has been updated to address topics such as materials transparency; resilience; environmental product labels and certification systems; and jurisdictional requirements relevant to sustainable projects.

The guide’s core function explains the roles and responsibilities of the owner, architect and contractor regarding sustainable design and construction projects; provides commentary on C401-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant and C402-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant for Special Services; and adds a sample of a completed WELL Certification Plan.

In addition to releasing C204 and D503, the AIA will also publish a revised B202-2020, Standard Form of Architect’s Services: Programming, which incorporates terminology from the 2017 Owner-Architect Agreements and attaches to the B102-2017 Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect without a Predefined Scope of Architect’s Services. The B202 now defines programming and more clearly describes the steps by which an architect will administer this service.

The full list of AIA sustainable documents includes:

  • A141-2014 Exhibit C, Design-Build Sustainable Projects Exhibit;
  • C204-2020, Sustainability Consultant’s Scope of Services;
  • D503–2020, Guide for Sustainable Projects;
  • E234-2019, Sustainable Projects Exhibit, Construction Manager as Constructor Edition;
  • E235–2019, Sustainable Projects Exhibit, Construction Manager as Adviser Edition; and
  • E204-2017, Sustainable Projects Exhibit.

The AIA has also scheduled a webinar, 1-2 p.m. ET on May 21 to learn more about the updates.

   

Tagged categories: American Institute of Architects (AIA); Associations; Building codes; Documentation; Good Technical Practice; NA; North America; Regulations; Sustainability

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