Unless I’m missing something, why is there an official contract for CMa (A-132) Adviser but not one for an Agent? From how I see it the risk of the CM increases in this order, Adviser (least risk-may take on cost estimating and fiscal responsibility if asked to by owner) Agent (more at risk than just an adviser-responsible for cost estimating and fiscal responsibility ) And Constructor (highest level of risk since CMc is essentially the builder/General Contractor) Why is there no Construction Manager as Agent family of AIA Standard form of agreements?
Furthermore: since there is no family of agreement documents per the AIA: how are the contractual obligations of an Agent determined? It would appear that the Agent would hold three separate contracts, one with Owner, one with Architect and one with Contractor Vs. CM Adviser who only holds one contract with the Owner?
Also: in the Construction Manager as Advisor A-132 Standard Form Of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, CM Adviser - the wording of the document suggests that the contract is between both Owner Contractor and Owner CM Adviser?
There are a handful of questions here and I hope they were written clearly. I would truly appreciate any help with these questions. Thank you in advance!
Figure 9.1 AHPP Page 510 for reference***
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