This is the most popular main contract. This standard construction contract between the owner of the construction project and the client (owner aka, general contractor, design-bid-builder, site manager) comfortably integrates the general conditions and conditions of the construction contract into a document. This short-form agreement can be used for smaller or larger projects, as it covers the essential requirements for first-class construction contracts. This agreement applies to a design construction project with a fixed fixed price, this contractual document works well for construction projects, which are a competitive offer, as well as for negotiated fixed-price contracts. The terms and conditions include the responsibilities assigned to each party and address critical issues of the construction contract. Contractual issues include: relationship and responsibilities between the parties, definitions of key concepts, scope of work and performance obligations, design delegation, site conditions, divergent location conditions, contract price, contract documents, contract review, bids, subcontracts, authorizations and taxes, time, modifications, schedule changes, payment, payment plan, final completion and final payment, Indemnification (defense and protection against all losses), insurance and bond, termination by convenience, termination of the base, claims and termination, waiver of consequential damages, settlement and mitigation, construction defects, choice of law, jurisdiction and much more. The contractual issues contained are fair to both the project owners and the designers. The parties may modify the contractual terms of their individual project needs and the legal requirements of the State. This document assumes that the owner hires a design professional (architect or engineer) with the provision of design services. The ConsensusDocs 240 (long) or 245 (short) agreement covers this designer-owner relationship. The owner is involved in project communication and maintains decision-making, unless the owner delegates responsibility to the design professional.
Although the A105 and B105 have some similarities with other agreements, the small projects family should not be used with agreements concluded in other families of documents, without careful comparison of the content. AIA document A105™-2017 is a stand-alone agreement with its own terms and conditions. AIA document A105-2017 is intended for use in a small-scale, short-term project for which payment to the contractor is based on a fixed amount (fixed price). . . .