The Work performed under this Contract has been reviewed and found, to the Construction Manager’s and Architect’s best knowledge, information and belief. ~AIA Document G~ — Certificate of Substantial Completion. PROJECT: (Name and address). PROJECT NUMBER: OWNER l~. RURAL DEVELOPMENT ATTACHMENT TO. AIA DOCUMENT G “ CERTIFICATION OF SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION”. CURRENT EDITION. Project.

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The architect may choose to conduct the Preconstruction Conference.

4specs Discussion Forum: AIA DOCUMENT G

The architect should insist on detailed minutes of all such meetings held by the contractor, especially meetings where the architect is not in attendance. Submittal Review Discussion Summary: The architect should consult with legal counsel for assistance since project conditions vary. This information is provided as a member service and neither the Author nor the AIA Trust is rendering legal advice. Substantial and Final Completion Discussion Summary: All information on this page is copyrighted by James B.

Substantial and Final Completion Certificate s of Substantial Completion —Certifications for substantial and final completion were addressed in The Handbook of Architectural Practice in the early 20th century with no form or prescribed format published.

The following qualification can be used as a guideline for developing the desired wording. Consultants Contracted Directly With the Owner —This is the same issue that was addressed in certifying payment.

Do not certify payment for changes until the change documents are fully executed. Check state regulatory requirements for required submittal review.

Change Processing Discussion Summary: Certification of Payment —Architects have been certifying dcument to contractors since the AIA documents were created in the early 20th century, and a certificate of payment was published by the AIA for this purpose.


All meetings should be reported in writing. Architects are not construction cost experts as contractors are, and the contract documents typically do not require the architect to provide accounting or cost-of-the-work assessments.

Untimely or negligent change order management by doxument contractor presents an opportunity for the use of a Request for Information submitted by the owner or the architect.

Send an RFI to the contractor if change order pricing is not timely.

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Discuss with owner the need for appropriate site observations for determining work conformance and project completion. By the early s the Request for Information came into use. Any other production or use is strictly prohibited. It is important that the architect only certifies substantial dicument for work that is required under its services contract.

A list of known owner-accepted nonconforming work should be maintained by the architect throughout construction. Projects cannot be constructed by one person; therefore project meetings are necessary to facilitate project communications.

Prepare and sign all change documents.

The contractor is solely responsible for the work, and the architect is not required to authenticate or verify in writing that the contractor has fulfilled its contracted responsibility. Check state regulatory requirements for required site visits. Check to be sure the designated portion of the project is clearly indicated. Accordingly, one must be mindful that the actual date of issuance will likely never be the same date the project is substantially complete due to the sequence of the administrative process.

Site visits are typically necessary for determining conformance of the completed work to the requirements of the contract documents, and the AIA General Conditions require. Also, the form indicates, A list of items to be completed or corrected is attached hereto.

Provide site visits as required in the services agreement. Since the pricing for changed work already under contract is in most cases not competitively bid, disputes can arise alleging the changed work was excessively priced. Project Meetings Projects cannot be constructed by one person; therefore project meetings are necessary to facilitate project communications.


Owner Accepted Nonconforming Work —Another housekeeping item that deserves attention is the list of owner accepted nonconforming work. Certify is defined as. The types and number of meetings play a significant role in the exchange of information necessary to complete the construction process. The architect should be invited to these meetings.

The areas discussed below may or may not be required on a particular project, and services and activities in addition to those addressed below may be required.

Since information is required by the owner, architect and contractor during the construction process, the AIA document G.

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Payment Certifications Discussion Summary: Site Visits Discussion Summary: This discussion of payment certifications will address the use of the AIA certificate for payment form and its content. All references by the AIA to certification of final completion were dropped byand today architects certify only contractor payments and substantial completion.

Request for Information Discussion Summary: Laws vary by state and members should seek legal counsel or professional advice to evaluate these suggestions and to advise the member on proper risk management tools for each project. Owners sometimes resist the preparation of mock-ups due to the additional cost. Dociment to be sure the date of substantial completion is clearly indicated.