Section 15 of the A401 allows for the addition of documents that modify or complement the terms of the agreement. If your company has standard terms or a language you want to use in your projects, you can include them here as an exhibition. The latest addition to Documents on Demand includes Series A documents for owners/contractors and Series B for owners/architects. A total of 41 agreements and forms are now included in on-demand documents, which are specifically suitable for contractors and three for subcontractors. AIA Contract Documents are standard form contracts widely used in the construction industry to support construction and planning projects. Since the AIA documents link the subcontractor to the terms of the first owner agreements, it is clear that the subcontractor needs access to these documents. But the A401 doesn`t really need the prime number to provide this information to its pennies. It only requires the prime number to “provide documents.” As I said earlier, subcontracting agreements cover the terms of the contractor`s agreement with the owner. In the A401, Article 2 provides for the agreement to resume the contractual terms between the principal contractor and the owner as well as the terms of A201 (Terms of Contract). However, the A401 automatically supports the terms of the higher order agreements between the main contractor and the owner. The AIA creates a large number of contracts that, in this scenario, can be applied depending on the type of project.
Two of the most common are the owner-contracting A101 contract (for a project with lump sum payments) and the A201 (Terms and Conditions of the Construction Contract). Subcontractors should read and understand all AIA contract documents relating to their project. For this article, we assume that the contractual documents concerning the subcontractor are A401 (subcontract), A101 (general enterprise contract) and A201 (contract terms and conditions). Section 4.8 of the A401 expressly gives the subcontractor the right to leave work if the GoC does not pay them within one week of the contract. The agreement gives them this right “without prejudice to other available remedies,” which means that the subcontractor is not required to find an alternative solution before abandoning work. Levelet also offers several free contract templates to download, including a standard construction contract and a subcontract. Your documents contain some of the best practices in the industry. They generally create a balance between a contractor and those at the top of the construction payment chain. Whether or not you use AIA contract documents, always consult a lawyer before signing a contract.