An owner preparing to request bids or to award a contract for a construction project often requires a means of verifying the background, references, and financial stability of any contractor being considered. These factors, along with the time frame for construction, are important for an owner to investigate. Dispute Resolution—Mediation and Arbitration. This document contains provisions for mediation and arbitration of claims and disputes. Mediation is a non-binding process, but is mandatory under the terms of this agreement. Arbitration may be mandatory under the terms of this agreement.
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Working with architects, contractors, subcontractors and owners, the AIA Documents Committee updates this core set of documents every 10 years. We hope that all industry participants take advantage of the significant written resources and education programming opportunities available to learn about, and understand, the revisions and the full portfolio of AIA Contract Documents. Visit www. Comparative versions showing the differences between the and editions are also available at www.
Prepared by the AIA with the consensus of owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, engineers, and others, the documents have been finely tuned during their year history. As a result, these comprehensive contracts and forms are now widely recognized as the industry standard. Used by all industry professionals, including architects, contractors, owners, consultants, and attorneys, AIA Contract Documents are organized into two categories: By families, based on types of projects or particular project delivery methods, and by series, based on the parties to the agreement or the use of the form.
Qualified applicants for the AIA Documents Committee are licensed architects and members of the AIA actively engaged in the design and construction industry through employment in architectural firms or construction companies, or for building owners or developers.
New members are appointed to maintain a balance of viewpoints based on diversity, including geography, firm size, practice type, and area of expertise. About The American Institute of Architects Founded in , the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities.
Through nearly state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.
Summary: A305™–1986, Contractor’s Qualification Statement