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Design Collaboration on Construction Projects: Part II

By AIA Contract Documents

February 20, 2024

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), through members of the contract documents content development team and Risk Management Committee, and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) collaborated on a Delegated Design, Design Assist and Informal Involvement – What Does It All Mean? document published in August 2020 to provide general guidance about design collaboration on construction projects.

Part I describes in general terms the roles and responsibilities of the various project participants under each of the three design collaboration strategies and offers definitions and guidelines that design professionals and the construction industry can adopt for their use.

Part II complements Part I by describing in detail how two collaboration strategies (design assist and delegated connection design) are currently applied specifically to fabricated structural steel.

Design Collaboration on Construction Projects Part II