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The NEW AIA Interiors Documents with Sal Verrastro

 

April 22, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY WITH THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY CSI BY PARTICIPATING IN OUR FIRST VIRTUAL MEETING!


OUR MARCH MEETING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19, SO WE ARE MOVING IT ONLINE...

INTERIORS AND FURNITURE: UNDERSTANDING THE DESIGN AND OPPORTUNITIES/RISKS 

What's the difference between a rebar chair and a chair made of rebar? It's the contract for the work.

Interiors is a difficult segment of the architecture profession. To start, everyone thinks they are an expert, even owners. But beyond that, interiors projects have complexities not present in traditional architecture projects. Architects are often thrust into intermediary roles in the procurement of furniture, and the law that applies to such transactions can be unfamiliar and counterintuitive. Also, the regulation of interior design varies greatly state-to-state, as does sales tax on interiors related services. It is easy for even a seasoned architect to get tripped up. In this program, we will untangle some of the complexities of interiors practice and discuss current trends from practical, legal, and risk management perspectives. We will discuss how the Uniform Commercial Code impacts the sale of furniture, and how the nuances of that code impact an architect’s services. We will also discuss the variety of ways an architect can be involved in the procurement of furniture, and the risks and opportunities inherent in such involvement. We will discuss each of these topics in the context of the AIA’s newly updated interiors family of documents, which includes a new standard form purchase order and a purchasing agent scope of services.

 Learning Objectives:

1.  Attendees will learn about risk management for interior projects, particularly regarding contracts and insurance.

2.  Attendees will hear discussion about the varying roles an architect can take in the purchasing of furniture. Some architects prefer to take a hands-off approach, while others prefer to act as the owner’s representative or as a furniture vendor in such transactions. We will discuss risks and opportunities of each approach.

3:  Attendees will learn about the Uniform Commercial Code and how it impacts the sale of furniture in interiors projects. We will discuss 5 dos and don’ts of purchase orders related to the sale of furniture.

4. Attendees will learn about the AIA’s revised interiors family of contract documents, including the B152-2019, Owner/Architect Agreement for Interior Design and FF&E Design; B254-2019, Standard form of Architect’s Services: Purchasing Agent Services for FF&E; A151-2019, Owner/Vendor Agreement for FF&E; and A152-2019, Purchase Order.

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$0.00 Greater Lehigh Valley Member Registration

$0.00 CSI Member

$5.00 Non-Member Registration