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ARE Exam Series: Construction Documents & Services - Legal
February 4
10:00a-3:00p


At AECOM, 3101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201 and via simulcast at AECOM, Wells Fargo Tower, 10 South Jefferson Street, 16th Floor, Roanoke, VA 24011.

The Young Architects Forum has scheduled the 2017 Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Prep Courses.

With the launch of ARE 5.0, some candidates plan to complete their testing under ARE 4.0 while others plan to combine ARE 4.0 with ARE 5.0 in order to only take five tests. While the format and division organization of ARE 5.0 is quite different, much of the content overlaps with 4.0. Our 2017 ARE Prep Series will provide inclusive learning and applicable resources for ARE candidates regardless of the test version they intend to complete.

The graphic vignette content specific to 4.0 is now condensed into a single-day session. Practice Management content new to 5.0 is presented in a separate course. We also added a general study session to provide an open coaching and review forum for those looking for additional personal guidance. And once again, we will offer supplemental courses to provide an overview of topics found throughout all exams.

All ARE sessions offer continuing education credit and can be taken by members as review sessions.


Construction Documents & Services – Legal

• Participants will consider the completeness and accuracy of contract documents as a tool to communicate with contractors and consultants in relation to legal implications. They will consider issues pertaining to practice, including risk management and professional and business ethics.

• Participants will examine general conditions of a construction contract as the legal basis for constructing a project. They will consider how contract documents define the rights and obligations of the architect, owner, contractor, subcontractor and consultant, and will examine professional liability claims.

• Participants will explore contract documents as a tool to insure compliance with code requirements, zoning and other regulations.

• Participants will consider construction contract administration, including general legal principles, bonds and insurance, and arbitration.

• Participants will examine the relationship of construction documents to delivery methods, owner requirements, change orders, payments, project files, project completion and potential problems. They will also ascertain the relationship of construction documents to cost control, including bidding, cost estimates, cost management, contract provisions, types of estimates and factors affecting cost.

5 HSW LU. $40 for AIA members and $60 for non-members. The cost includes lunch and study materials. Advance registration is required one week prior to the seminar. Information on our ARE Prep Series and registration for this session are available on our ARE page.