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AIA Lecture – Document Quality: An Audit Program to Improve Construction Documents

Document Quality: An Audit Program to Improve Construction Documents
This lecture was sponsored by the AIA Chicago chapter and reviewed the essential methods on how to improve the quality of construction documents. This lecture also explained the benefits of how better construction documents results in less exposure to litigation, reduced fees, reduced need for change orders and improved customer relations.

A list of the AIA Chicago Chapter of events can be found at:


AIA Documents – General Purpose

A-Series: Various forms of agreement between and owner and contractor
B-Series: Various forms of agreement between the owner and architect
C-Series: Various forms of agreement between the consultant, engineer, and other professionals
D-Series: Architect-industry doctuments, including calculation standards for area and volume for budgeting and cost estimating. Also included is a checklist for office-project planning and management for a broad range of projects
G-Series: Office administration documents for securing goods an services and administring and closing out project agreements.

From NALSA LLC 2009


Attended Chicago AIA’s lecture on Building Integrated Photovoltatics. Lectures presented by the AIA can be found at