“Like a returning comet, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released its once-every-ten year update of its frequently used forms. This is the second release this year, following their April release.
Such mainstays as the A201 design-bid-build documents, 34 forms in all, are now available for 2017. Other changes in the Scope documents include Site Evaluation and Project Feasibility Services (B203), On-Site Project Representation Services (B207), Certificate of Substantial Completion (G704) and a new Amendment of Professional Services Agreement (G802). A complete list is available from the AIA: https://www.aia.org/press-releases/157776-aia-releases-newly-revised-architect-scope-
Future changes will likely include additional technology advancements. Drone mapping, BIM, and laser scanning can assist engineers and architects in developing value engineered designs. These new technologies will present new risks as well, and new liabilities arising from their use.