Changes to the A201 - The Architect
Probate and Property, November/December 1999, Volume 13, Number 5
James P. Houghton
James P. Houghton is a Director of Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, P.A. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a member of the Real Property Division's Design and Construction (G-2) Committee.
Other than the Owner-Architect Agreement (generally the B141), the A201 (General Conditions of the Contract for Construction) (A201) is probably the most critical document in the AIA document system. The 1997 revised edition of the A201 culminates more than six years of study, comment, debate and ultimately decision making by the AIA on how this crucial document fits in the current construction climate. This edition reflects changes that the AIA believed were appropriate for this "standard" document until the next revision cycle.