The American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract document B101 outlines the responsibilities of the architect in a construction project. The document provides a comprehensive guide to the duties and additional services that an architect may provide to ensure the success of a construction project. The architect’s role in project completion is crucial and includes conducting inspections, issuing certificates of substantial and final completion, and ensuring the work complies with the contract documents. The B101 document also outlines additional services that the architect may provide, including programming, multiple preliminary designs, measured drawings, existing facilities surveys, site evaluation and planning, building information modeling, civil engineering, landscape design, architectural interior design, and many others. These services are listed with their descriptions, type, and corresponding AIA Document Reference (if applicable) in a table, providing a comprehensive overview of the services offered in the field of architecture.
Final Completion marks the end of a construction project and signifies that all work has been done to the agreed-upon standards. The architect has a key role in determining Final Completion, conducting inspections and issuing a final Certificate for Payment. The contractor notifies the architect when work is ready for the Final Completion inspection, which is to ensure the punch list is complete. The contractor must submit several documents before final payment is made. The final change order reconciles any outstanding financial issues and construction contract closeout confirms that all required documents are on file. Final Completion is a crucial milestone in any construction project and the architect plays a vital role in determining it.