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The Construction Contract Administration Knowledge Community (CCA) has been established to help our members better understand the issues, actions and resultant impact of the decisions required in this often neglected part of Project Delivery. It is our goal to provide clear answers to issues of concern to the Institute’s membership and share case studies and best practices. We further hope to provide guidance and direction in developing guidelines for new and evolving approaches to Project Delivery as well as guidance in the continuing education of our emerging young professionals.


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Delegated Design vs Design Assist vs. Information Involvement: Design Collaboration on Construction Projects

  • 1.  Delegated Design vs Design Assist vs. Information Involvement: Design Collaboration on Construction Projects

    Posted 03-11-2024 09:43 AM

    Do you know the difference between Delegated Design vs Design Assist vs. Information Involvement as your firm is developing the design and construction documents? For a long time, it seemed like every industry, every contractor, and even most architects, had different definitions and understandings of what each of these phrases meant, which often lead to unmet expectations, or worse, unexpected liability. 

    It's important that you do, including what the expectations are regarding payment, reliance, and liability for the information that is provided by the contractor, trade subcontractors, and suppliers. AIA, in partnership with AISC, has produced two whitepapers that attempt to codify the definitions of each of these items and the expectations for each. 

    AIA Contracts also has created formal agreements to include in your contracts if you are inclined to make these expectations legal requirements, which may or may not be needed depending upon the extent that architects are asking for and relying upon information provided by others. 

    Arlen Solochek, FAIA
    Arlen Solochek FAIA, Consulting Architect
    Phoenix, AZ
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