Instructions: G716™–2004, Request for Information (RFI)



AIA Document G716–2004 provides a standard form for an owner, architect, and contractor to request further information from each other during construction. The form asks the requesting party to list the relevant drawing, specification or submittal reviewed in attempting to find the information. Neither the request nor the response received provides authorization for work that increases the cost or time of the project. For all document details and a record of changes, see the summary »


Completing G716–2004.

To/From. Identify Names, Firm Names and Addressed.

Project/Project Numbers. State the name and address of the project and the relevant project numbers.

Issue Date. Insert the date the RFI is sent.

Requested Reply Date. Indicate the date the information is required in accordance with the contract or by reasonable expectation.

RFI Description. Fully describe the question or type of information requested in concise terms utilizing references to related documents or physical descriptions as may be necessary.

Reference/Attachments. Refer to or attach relevant information such as a drawing, the specifications or material researched when searching for the information requested in the RFI.

Sender’s Recommendation. If the sender is seeking a solution or answer to a site or construction condition, the sender may include a recommended solution based on the sender’s expertise and the options available, including any known affects on cost or schedule.

Receiver’s Response. Provide an answer to the RFI in concise terms, or enclose specifically requested information such as schedules or pricing data. Include any known affects on cost or schedule.



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