New, comprehensive insurance exhibit released in AIA 2017 contract document updates

Will allow AIA to make updates more frequently as insurance market changes.

October 16, 2017 |

The updated AIA 2017 project contract documents include a new, comprehensive insurance exhibit that will allow for easier, more frequent updates as conditions in the insurance market change.

The insurance exhibit is intended to be used in conjunction with the A101–2017, A102–2017, and A103–2017 contract documents. One goal of the document’s drafters was to make it easier for users to transmit the insurance exhibit to the user’s insurance advisor or broker for evaluation and completion. AIA says the new insurance exhibit will allow changes to be made without having to revise the General Conditions document.

The insurance exhibit requires either the owner or the contractor to purchase property insurance written on a builder's risk “all-risks” completed value or equivalent policy form. It should be of an amount that can cover the total value of the entire project on a replacement cost basis. If the project is a remodeling of an existing structure or addition to one, the property insurance must also cover the existing structure against physical loss or damage on a replacement cost basis.

The insurance must be maintained through substantial completion and continued or replaced through the contractor’s one-year period for correction of the work. The insurance must include the interests of the owner, contractor, subcontractors, and sub-subcontractors, and the interests of mortgagees as loss payees.

In addition to the required property coverage, the agreement may include optional extended property insurances that the owner will purchase and maintain. This could include

Ordinance or Law Insurance; Expediting Cost Insurance; and Loss of Use, Business Interruption, and Delay in Completion Insurance.

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