Standardized Construction Contracts and Insurance Claims
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Purchasing a standardized and industry-accepted form is less expensive than asking an attorney to draft a specific contract from scratch, although on a large project, it is often a good idea to involve counsel to review and/or modify the standardized forms to protect the client’s interests.
AIA Contract Documents have defined the contractual relationships in the design and construction industry for 120 years.” AIA contracts can save the parties time and money; are up to date and constantly revised, provide assistance in dealing with new design and construction issues. The contracts can now be purchased in MS Word format.
One of the most useful sources of contract documentation is the American Institute of Architects.