Guide for Bridge Amendments
to B141™ – 1997
Guide for Amending AIA Document B141–1997 to allow for use with 2007 AIA
Contract Documents® incorporating the terms of AIA Document A201™–2007, General
Conditions of the Contract for Construction
AIA Guide for Bridge Amendments to B141™ – 1997. Copyright © 2008 by The American Institute of Architects. All rights reserved.
If the owner and architect are using AIA Document B141–1997, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and
Architect with Standard Form of Architect’s Services, for their agreement and now want to utilize a 2007 owner-
contractor agreement incorporating A201–2007 as the general conditions, the Bridge Amendments included in this
Guide can be used to amend the existing 1997 owner-architect agreement to achieve consistency with A201–2007. The
Bridge Amendments can also be used to conform B141–1997 with other new concepts in the 2007 AIA Contract
How to Use This Guide
This Guide provides the text for mandatory amendments to B141–1997 necessary to achieve consistency with
provisions in A201–2007. This Guide also provides the text for optional amendments to B141–1997 that will conform
the terms of B141–1997 with new concepts in the 2007 documents. Utilizing the text of the Bridge Amendments in this
Guide makes it easy and convenient to make the relevant changes.
Amendments to an existing agreement may have important legal consequences. Users are encouraged to consult an
attorney before implementing the Bridge Amendments.
Mandatory Amendments. A201–2007 contains several revisions from A201™–1997 that affect the duties of the
architect. This Guide provides the text for amendments that must be made to B141–1997 so that the duties of the
architect will be consistent with those required by A201–2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction.
Those mandatory amendments are described in more detail below.
Optional Amendments. A201–2007 and related documents, includ