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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Although this form also contains the following exculpatory language.

It is also important to clearly indicate the portion of the project that is aoa addressed by the certificate. Substantial and Final Completion Discussion Summary: Consultants Contracted Directly With the Owner —This is the same issue that was addressed in certifying payment.

Definition of Certificate of Substantial Completion

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. This information is provided as a member service and neither the Author nor the AIA Trust is rendering legal h704. The architect also signs change orders and construction change directives, both of which modify the scope of the project.

The architect may choose to conduct the Preconstruction Conference. Submittal requirements should be discussed in the Preconstruction Conference, including the requirement for submission of a Submittal Schedule. This paper addresses the seven areas of CCA services that are typically required on a project during construction.

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Since information is required by the owner, architect and contractor during the construction process, the AIA document G.

This is also a good time to discuss the limitations on the architect as described in the AIA documents, which include. Check state regulatory requirements for required submittal review. The preparation and issuance of the punch list s often does not occur in sequence with the issuance of the certificate, therefore the certificate should indicate punch list provided under separate cover if it is not physically attached.


Request for Information Discussion Summary: Send an RFI to the contractor if change order pricing is not timely. Contractors have always had questions and required clarifications of the design intent expressed in the contract documents.

It is important that the architect only certifies substantial completion for work that is required under its services contract. Moreover, when an engineer contracts directly with an owner, it becomes the Engineer of Record for its portion of the work, and accordingly it should issue a separate certificate of substantial completion independently for its record services. Since the pricing for changed work already under contract is in most cases not competitively bid, disputes can arise alleging the changed work was excessively priced.

Attendees should take notes in aka meetings. The communications required for construction have not significantly changed in the past century.

Accordingly, it is necessary that the architect be a participant in the change process in order to fulfill its duties in its contract.

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 aiia may not be achievable unless site visits are allowed. The Preconstruction Conference is the g7044 construction phase planning meeting. All information on this page is copyrighted by James B.


If the number and frequency of visits are prescribed in the services agreement, such as one time per week, consideration should be made for an alternate construction contract administrator to substitute in aa event of illness or rocument absences by the assigned administrator.

Payment Certifications Discussion Summary: This discussion of payment certifications will address the use vocument the AIA certificate for payment form and its content.

In order xocument determine how certifications should be administered by architects, one must first understand what is represented when one certifies. Prepare and sign all change documents. Send RFIs to the owner and contractor for contract required information that is not provided.

Project Meetings Discussion Summary: Substantial and Final Completion 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. This notice should be given to the owner in writing.

In some cases, the process has been manipulated to show an excessive amount of required RFIs, such as 16 identical RFIs for a reoccurring condition on each floor of a multi-story building, and this exaggerated and inaccurate data is used in contractor claims against the architect. By the early s the Request for Information came into use. Any other production or use is strictly prohibited.

Laws vary by state and members should seek legal counsel or professional advice to evaluate these suggestions and to advise the member on proper risk management tools for each project.