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March 1, 2018 - 7:45am

The New & Revised AIA Contract Documents: Key Things You Should Know

Every ten years the AIA reviews and revises its forms for the fundamental and most commonly used contracts governing the relationships among architects and owners and contractors. In 2017, a new version of documents was issued. 

This means the 2007 and 2009 versions of contract documents you’ve been using in your design or construction business are now obsolete. These will, in fact, expire and not be available as of October 31, 2018.  While many of the changes are evolutionary rather than revolutionary, they will affect your practice, the conversations you have with owners on every project, and the preparation of bid documents. 

This seminar will help you get ahead of the curve! Learn about the changes in the base Owner-Architect Agreement (B101); the new Architect Scope Documents; the revisions to the Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor (A101); and the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (A201).  The practical implementation of key provisions of these contracts, both changed and unchanged, will also be discussed.

AIAVT Allied member William Alexander "Sandy" Fead, a lawyer since 1973, will present. Sandy has concentrated his practice, Fead Construction Law PLC, in construction law and commercial real estate since 1987, after 14 years of general commercial practice in Vt. and N.J. He has been recognized by US News and World Report as a "Best Lawyer" in the fields of construction law and construction litigation and in arbitration and mediation. In 2013, US News honored Sandy with the first "Lawyer of the Year" award in the construction law field in Vt. and repeated this honor in 2016.

AIAVT, the host of this event, welcomes AIANH members at their member rate.

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March 1, 2018, Springfield, Hartness House

February 15, 2018, Burlington, Hotel Vermont

June 21, 2018 - 8:00am to June 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

AIA National Conference on Architecture 2018

Blueprint for Better Cities

At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities all over the world, from London, Arkansas to London, England.

Better by design

It’s time to think more critically about health and resilience, about taking care of each other and the environment, and about solving for “X,” all through the lens of what we build—and what we don’t.

Architects are right in the middle of it, making cities large and small—the superblocks, the micro-communities, and everything in between—better by design.

Your own Blueprint for Better

You’ll leave New York with actionable insights you can use on your next project or to make a difference in your community, on topics including:

Diversity, equity, & inclusion

Everything we design should be for everyone. Affordable housing, green spaces, healthy places, and safe neighborhoods—it’s on us to create access and opportunities.


Every material has an impact. Knowing where materials come from, what’s in them, and their life expectancy gives us greater control over projects and product decisions.

Energy & carbon

Buildings are the biggest carbon polluters, but what if they weren’t? If we work together, new buildings, developments, and major renovations can be carbon neutral.


Rapid population growth, climate change, intentional attacks, and natural and manmade disasters require new design approaches. Getting ahead is our greatest opportunity.

Design & health

Forward-looking design can profoundly impact health in people and communities. It’s time to move past the “do no harm” design ethos to focus on holistic health, by design.


Don’t miss it! Join us in New York City, June 21–23, 2018.

New York City