This 1 hour seminar is free and provided to AIA Minnesota by the AIA Management Group of the Documents Committee

The development of new rating systems, the focus on building systems performance, and the enactment of legislation promoting sustainable design and construction require project participants to explore new practices to achieve a measured benefit to the environment. These new practices can affect contract management and project procedures. In this course, you will learn the new roles, responsibilities and risks unique to sustainable projects. You will also discover how to reduce or better allocate the contractual risks associated with sustainable design and construction and the AIA tools available to help you do this.

Continuing education

1.0 HSW LU Hour and 1.0 GBCI CE Hour

Learning objectives

Attendees will be able to:
1) Introduce emerging sustainable design and construction topics such as the IgCC and Sustainability Certification systems and how they can impact your projects.
2) Identify new challenges and risks faced by owners, contractors, and architects in designing, constructing, and operating sustainable projects.
3) Examine how a clear understanding of each party’s unique roles and responsibilities will contribute to a successful sustainable project.
4) Review the AIA’s agreements and forms for use on Sustainable Projects and understand how they can facilitate the provision of sustainability services and the achievement of sustainability goals on a project.
5) Identify the key contractual modifications that help alleviate the risks and challenges of Sustainable Design and Construction that can lead to confusion and conflict.

You are invited!

You are invited to a reception immediately following this seminar in the AIA Minnesota office. Join us to welcome members of the AIA Management Group of the Documents Committee as they start their meetings here in Minneapolis.  Light refreshments will be served.


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director

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