WebEd: What Contractors Absolutely Need to Know About the New AIA A201 and ConsensusDocs Industry Standard Contracts: Stay Ahead of the Curve

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) updates its AIA A201 General Terms and Conditions document and related agreements only once per decade. The AIA A201 is the most litigated contract document in construction.  This webinar will review the most troubling changes just made to the 2017 AIA A201. All attendees will receive the new AGC Commentary on the AIA A201 (2017) which has dissected what the AGC membership absolutely needs to know when forced to use AIA contract documents.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the change to the AIA A201 that impact your bottomline including claims notice and termination.
  • Learn contract negotiation strategies out of the most troubling new provisions in the AIA A201.
  • Learn how General Contractors should flow this language down in subcontracts.
  • Understand how the AGC-endorsed ConsensusDocs compare to AIA and provide an alternative.


Ronald (Ron) D. Ciotti, Esq.
Hinckley Allen
Ron’s practice is focused on all aspects of the construction industry. He has substantial experience representing general contractors, construction managers, subcontractors, and owners/developers in construction-related matters, including all aspects of construction law, contractual disputes, lien work, bond claims, construction and design defect claims, bid disputes, litigation, and dispute resolution.  Ron chaired the AGC Contract Documents Forum Working Group on the AIA A201. He serves as Vice-Chair of the AGC Contract Documents Forum, AGC representative on the ConsensusDocs Content Advisory Council, and is President of the New Hampshire AGC.

Brian Perlberg, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Construction Law 
AGC of America

Brian Perlberg is Senior Counsel for Construction Law & Contracts for AGC of America, where he handles construction law and contract matters. Mr. Perlberg also serves as the Executive Director & Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 leading construction organizations. Mr. Perlberg is on the ABA Forum on the Construction Law Steering Committee for the Contract Documents, the Executive Committee for the National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee (NCDRC) of the Arbitration Association of America (AAA), and the Board for Construction SuperConference Board. He was recently recognized as a top legal voice by ENR, and featured in Who’s Who Legal, Construction. Prior to joining AGC, He served as General Counsel for the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

WebEd Recording:

Everyone who registers for an AGC WebEd will receive a link with access to the audio recording and the presentation.

Technology Requirements: 

AGC of America uses Go-To-Meetings to conduct WebEd. You will not incur any cost for using the platform. However, if you have not used this platform previously, please test your computer prior to the WebEd. You may be required to download software, i.e., Java and may need administrative rights to your computer. For computer specifications, please visit https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/online-meeting-support  or contact webinars@agc.org.

AGC of America WebEd Cancellation & Refund Policy: 

If you will not be able to attend an AGC of America WebEd program for which you have already registered, you may qualify for a refund of your registration fee or be able to substitute another employee within your organization. If you cancel your registration at least ten (10) days prior to the webinar, AGC of America will provide a full refund. No refund will be provided if you do not meet this deadline, however you may transfer your registration to another employee within your organization. AGC of America will provide all registrants with a recording of the webinar and the PowerPoint slides following the program.

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