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June Chapter Meeting: AIA 2017 Documents: Owner-Architect Agreements & Sustainable Design and Construction (1.5 HSW)

June 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm



Tuesday, June 13
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1.5 HSW
Alabama Center for Architecture (109 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd South)

$15 AIA members and sponsors
$30 nonmembers and guests

RSVP to kathryn@aiabham.org by June 11

Presented by: Andy Mendelson, FAIA, Berkley Design Professional

About the course:

The newly released documents at the heart of the AIA Contract Documents program– the A201- related AIA Owner–Architect Agreements– are revised by the Documents Committee on a 10-year cycle. The Documents Committee strives to achieve balance in the contract language and to build consensus among the industry stakeholders.

This program will give attendees an insight into the AIA’s revision process, as well as a chance to learn about the revised Owner-Architect agreements.  Subject matter experts and practitioners will share their experiences with all participants as they examine the newly revised Owner-Architect agreements. The program will prepare participants to select appropriate AIA contracts for their particular project and practice, as well as to evaluate the suitability of alternative contract terms and language. Presenters will also discuss the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit and explore how it can provide a positive impact on the health and safety of building occupants.

About Andy Mendelson, FAIA

Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, is Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Management Officer of Berkley Design Professional Underwriters an operating company of the W.R. Berkley Insurance Corporation formed in 2013.  Andy joined Berkley DP in July 2013 after a 36+ year career as a licensed architect and firm principal with a diverse background of practice, project, financial, operations and risk management experience particularly in the large A/E firm environment. He has held corporate leadership positions as CFO, Contracting Officer and Director of the Education market sector at OWP/P (Chicago) and prior to joining Berkley DP served as Director of Practice Management for Cannon Design.

Andy is an acknowledged design industry leader in the area of risk management and contracting. He has advanced the development and publishing of industry standard contracts through leadership of and engagement with AIA Documents Committee (active member 2003 – 2017) and the Large Firm Round Table (LFRT) Legal Committee (2000 – 2010).  He is also a member of the ACEC Risk Management Committee.

Andy directs Berkley DP’s value-added service initiatives to design professionals in providing leading-edge risk management and loss prevention resources, tools and training with a focus on key contracting, business, project management and project delivery issues affecting architects, engineers and other design consultants.

Andy attained a B.S. degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois (highest honors) and a business management certification from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. He was recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 2011 for his leadership in professional services contracting.



June 13, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm


Alabama Center for Architecture
109 Richard Arrington Blvd S
Birmingham, 35233
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