Main differences between B105™–2017 and B105™–2007

To better reflect that B105—2017 is intended to be used on less complex projects, where use of a short form of contract may be appropriate, the title has been changed from Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Residential or Small Commercial Project to Standard Short Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect. 

Other changes to the document include:

• Language accurately stating the architect’s standard of care has been added. The standard of care language is now consistent with the standard of care language in the other AIA owner/architect agreements. 

• Included new language indicating that any changes the Owner and Contractor make to A105™—2017, Standard Short Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, will not affect the Architect’s services unless the Architect subsequently agrees to amend its agreement with the Owner. 

• Language is added providing the Owner a limited license to use the Architect’s Instruments of Service solely as a point of reference for maintaining, altering and adding to the Project. The Owner, however, as a result of its continued use of the Architect’s Instruments of Service without retaining the Architect, must agree to indemnify the Architect for the Owner’s use.

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