The Work performed under this Contract has been reviewed and found, to the Construction Manager’s and Architect’s best knowledge, information and belief. ~AIA Document G~ — Certificate of Substantial Completion. PROJECT: (Name and address). PROJECT NUMBER: OWNER l~. RURAL DEVELOPMENT ATTACHMENT TO. AIA DOCUMENT G “ CERTIFICATION OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION”. CURRENT EDITION. Project.
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Contractors have always had questions and required clarifications of the design intent expressed in the contract documents.
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Use an enclosure letter or letter of transmittal when sending certification to owner. Substantial and Final Completion. Substantial and Final Completion Ala s of Substantial Completion —Certifications for substantial and final completion were addressed in The Handbook of Architectural Practice in the early 20th century with no form or prescribed format published.
Definition of Certificate of Substantial Completion
A frank discussion should be held with the owner to discuss an appropriate number of visits, and should the owner refuse to allow the number of visits the architect feels is necessary, the owner should be advised that critical activities such as the determination of work conformance and the determination of substantial and final completion may not be achievable unless site visits are allowed.
Note if the punch list is attached or under separate cover. Certificate s of Substantial Completion —Certifications for substantial and final completion were addressed in The Handbook of Architectural Practice in the early 20th century with no form or prescribed format published.
It may be helpful to define each portion of the project in advance to prevent overlap or omissions. Submittal requirements should be discussed in the Preconstruction Conference, including the requirement for submission of a Submittal Schedule.
Certify is defined as. Review only specified submittals.
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Substantial and Final Completion Discussion Summary: When the architect issues a certificate of substantial completion for work contracted to others, the architect can take on unnecessary and inappropriate risks.
Do not certify payment for changes until the change documents are fully executed.
Request for Information Discussion Summary: The Preconstruction Conference is the primary construction phase planning meeting. A suggested notation is listed below as a guideline, but aa architect should consult with legal counsel for assistance since project conditions vary.
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This is also a good time to discuss the limitations on the architect as described in the AIA documents, which include. The architect should be invited to these meetings. This information is provided as a member service and neither the Author nor the AIA Trust is rendering legal advice.
Provide a Site Observation Report with each site visit. Payment Certifications Discussion Summary: The last certificate that is issued should include the notification; this certificate applies to all remaining areas of the project. Address any special administrative requirements in the preconstruction conference. Payments to the Contractor Certification of Payment —Architects have been certifying payments to contractors since the AIA documents were created in the early 20th century, and a certificate of payment was published by the AIA for this purpose.
In this case, In-Place Mock-ups can be scheduled where the initial installation of a product or system can be reviewed as construction is begun.
Payments to the Contractor. Prepare and sign all change documents. The number and frequency of site visits agreed upon should be conducted in accordance docment the requirements of the services contract. Site Visits G740 Summary: Since information documejt required by the owner, architect and contractor during the construction process, the AIA document G, …is intended to provide a standard form for an rocument, architect, contractor or other party to request information from each other during construction.
Site visits are typically necessary for determining conformance of the completed work to the requirements of the contract documents, and the AIA General Conditions require. Send an RFI to the contractor if change order aiq is not timely.
It is also important to clearly indicate the portion of the project that is being addressed by the certificate. The architect may choose to conduct the Preconstruction Conference. The contractor is solely responsible for the work, and the architect is not required to authenticate or verify in writing that the contractor has fulfilled its contracted responsibility. Since the contractor is solely responsible for the work, it is iaa ultimate authority on work completion, and therefore the architect is entitled to rely on its representations, especially under a notarized certification.
Moreover, such an action could cause the architect to assume unnecessary additional risk. Provide site visits as required in the services agreement.
Consultants Contracted Directly With the Owner —This is the same issue that was addressed in certifying payment. Certification of Payment —Architects have been certifying payments to contractors since the AIA documents were created in the early 20th century, and a certificate of payment was published by the AIA for this purpose. RFI Processing The communications required for construction have not significantly changed in the past century.
Site Visits Site visits are typically necessary for determining conformance of the completed work to the requirements of the contract documents, and the AIA General Conditions require, The Architect will visit the site at intervals appropriate to the stage of construction, or as otherwise agreed with the Owner.
This paper addresses the seven areas documetn CCA services that are typically required on a project during construction. One such qualification is listed below as a guideline, but the architect should consult with legal counsel for assistance in h704 the desired g74 since project conditions vary. All references by the AIA to certification of final completion were dropped byand today architects certify only contractor payments and substantial completion. Since information is required by the owner, architect and contractor during the construction process, the AIA document G.
Log and track RFIs independently from the contractor. The requirements for a particular project are determined by the services agreement, state licensing statutes and the standard of care for a project in the same or similar locality under the same or similar circumstances.
In order to determine how certifications should be administered by architects, one must first understand what is represented when one certifies.