Understanding AIA Document D503™-2020 Guide for Sustainable Projects
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand the purpose of the AIA Document D503™-2020 Guide for Sustainable Projects and its relationship to other AIA documents.
Once the owner and architect agree that a project will have a sustainable objective, the AIA Document D503™-2020 Guide for Sustainable Projects explains how that decision affects the obligations of the architect and its consultants, the contractor, and the owner during the project’s various phases. This topic will walk you through that process, highlighting aspects of particular concern, illustrated with examples from actual projects. Special attention will be paid to the ongoing obligations of the owner on a sustainable project. The measures required to achieve the sustainable objective are defined in the sustainability plan. Owners, architects, and contractors each have critical roles to play in achieving a project’s sustainable objective, and they play their roles at different stages of design and construction. This material will cover all these aspects and based on the speaker’s experience designing and administering the construction of sustainable buildings, will offer advice to help control the risk of a party failing to fulfill its obligations under the sustainability plan. Much of the guide is about how to use AIA Document E204™-2017 Sustainable Projects Exhibit. The structure of that document parallels that of the AIA Owner/Architect Agreement. This topic will discuss the similarities and the differences between these documents, why there are differences, and what an architect can do to craft an overall agreement that protects its interests while facilitating communications and coordination among all the key players throughout the duration of the project.
• You will be able to explain the purpose of the AIA Document D503™-2020 Guide for Sustainable Projects and its relationship to other AIA documents.
• You will be able to recognize how the AIA Document E204™-2017 Sustainable Projects Exhibit dovetails with the Owner/Architect Agreement.
• You will be able to identify how and why the specific method of project delivery affects the distribution of responsibilities among the parties for achieving the sustainable objective.
• You will be able to define the components of the sustainability plan and explain the relationships between them.