Similar to A133–2009, this construction manager as constructor agreement is intended for use when the owner seeks a construction manager who will take on responsibility for providing the means and methods of construction. However, in AIA Document A134–2009 the construction manager does not provide a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). A134–2009 employs the cost-plus-a-fee method, wherein the owner can monitor cost through periodic review of a control estimate that is revised as the project proceeds. (formerly A131CMc–2003)
The agreement divides the construction manager’s services into two phases: the preconstruction phase and the construction phase, portions of which may proceed concurrently in order to fast track the process. A134–2009 is coordinated for use with AIA Documents A201–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, and B103–2007, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Large or Complex Project. NOTE: A131CMc–2003 expires on May 31, 2010.
CAUTION: To avoid confusion and ambiguity, do not use this construction management document with any other AIA construction management document.
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