Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Josh Ballance, Esq., Senior Manager and Counsel, AIA Contract Documents Content
Category: Training and Education  

In this course, we will discuss AIA Document A401-2007, AIA Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor and other AIA Contract Documents that will help Contractors manage subcontractor responsibilities and properly apportion risk. Join us as we explore contractual relationships, key provisions, and responsibilities of both parties when entering these agreements. Attendees of this course will explore special issues of interest including warranties, guarantees and consequential damage provisions. In addition, attendees will become familiar with AIA bid bond, performance bond and payment bond forms and how to use them effectively with subcontractors. 

 This course will be taught from the perspective of the Contractor but is also beneficial to subcontractors unfamiliar with AIA Contract Documents or subcontractors who desire to establish better contractual relationships with their lower tier subcontractors.

  • Learn about AIA standard forms of agreements between Contractors and Sub-Contractors, specifically understanding the contractual relationships, responsibilities and respective obligations of each party.
  • Understand how to coordinate agreements and forms to protect your work and manage risk. 
  • Explore special issues of interest to each party, including warranties, guarantees and consequential damage provisions.
  • Become familiar with AIA bid bond, performance bond and payment bond forms and how to use them effectively to manage subcontractor risk.
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 Joshua W. Ballance, Esq. is Senior Manager and Counsel on the AIA Contract Documents team at the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. Joshua works actively in the creation and revision of AIA Contract Documents and provides assistance to users of AIA documents. He worked with the AIA Documents Committee on revisions to A310-2010, Bid Bond, A312-2010, Payment and Performance Bonds and on the AIA’s recently released housing documents. He also worked actively with the Documents Committee in the development of the AIA’s Bond Form Commentary and Comparison as well as the AIA’s three families of standard form integrated project delivery agreements.

Joshua obtained his J.D. from the Stetson University College of Law in 2004. Prior to joining the AIA, Joshua worked as a Staff Attorney at Clark Construction Group, LLC in Bethesda, Maryland. Joshua is a member of the Florida Bar and American Bar Association.