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The architect as initial decision-maker

All claims and disputes between the owner and the contractor on projects using American Institute of Architects (AIA) A232, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction must be submitted to a first-fact-finder for investigation and a written decision before proceeding to mediation or arbitration.

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How to keep documents

Documents are usually critical items when parties—including architects, engineers, contractors, and owners—become involved in a dispute. This is true whether the dispute will be litigated, arbitrated, or mediated.

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