AIA 2019 Documents: Construction Manager as Adviser
Recorded On: 03/25/2020
Use of the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) family of AIA Contract Documents may be appropriate when the owner’s project incorporates a fourth prime player—the construction manager adviser—on the project team (owner, architect, and contractor). The CMa acts as an independent adviser to provide coordination, scheduling, review, and other services through the design and construction phases where multiple direct-to-owner contractors are used. Join Ken Cobleigh, Managing Director and Counsel at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as he leads our exploration of the newly revised AIA CMa documents and learn about the contractual relationships set forth in these agreements and how to properly allocate risks and responsibilities in order to achieve a successful project to the benefit of all project participants, building inhabitants, and the general public.
Attendees will also learn about changes in the industry since the 2009 release of the AIA’s construction management documents and examine how these changes are addressed in the 2019 update of the documents including expanded Construction Manager’s preconstruction services and a new Sustainable Projects Exhibit for use with the construction management documents.
Kenneth W. Cobleigh, Esq.
Managing Director and Counsel, American Institute of Architects
Ken Cobleigh is a Managing Director and Counsel at the American Institute of Architects. Ken works with a team of lawyers, specialists and support staff, and the AIA Documents Committee, in developing and publishing AIA Contract Documents. Ken regularly conducts seminars and workshops on topics related to design and construction, as well as topics related to the AIA Contract Documents program, and is the author of several articles and other publications on such topics.
Ken is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he earned both his B.A. and J.D. with honors.
Prior to joining the AIA in 2006, Ken practiced for eighteen years as a construction attorney in private practice Maryland law firms. During that time, he represented owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in a number of dispute resolution forums, including State and Federal Courts and administrative agencies, mediation and arbitration. Ken is admitted in state and federal courts in the State of Maryland.
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