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Adoption of New Forms &
Update State Building Code

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NEW ABC FORMS

The Alabama Building Commission (ABC) is adopting new contracting documents and administrative forms to replace all "ABC Forms" currently in use. The new ABC Forms will bear the date August 2001 and have been developed through the combined effort of the ABC, the State School Architect, and numerous organizations and individuals representing all interests in Alabama’s Public Works community. Recipients of this announcement should be aware that the State School Architect is taking similar action regarding documents prescribed by the State Department of Education.

To effectively implement the new ABC Forms the ABC is doing the following:

  • The ABC’s Manual of Procedures is being reissued in an August 2001 edition containing the new ABC Forms and corresponding procedural revisions. The new Manual will be issued to recipients of our 1997 Manual on, or about, August 1, 2001, and will then be available to others upon request.

  •  The new ABC Forms and most of the new Manual of Procedures will be placed on our Web site for immediate access and use.

  • Schedule for Implementing August 2001 ABC Forms

    All August 2001 ABC Forms may be used as soon as they are available.

    In an effort to effectively transition from the 1997 ABC Documents and Forms to the August 2001 Documents and Forms, the following implementation process must be utilized:

    A.     For Owner Architect Agreements (executed after August 31, 2001.)

         1.  Use O/A Agreement (Form B-2, B-2A and B-4),                   August 2001

         2.  Include Construction Contract (Form C-5),                           August 2001

         3.  Include General Conditions of the Contract (Form C-8)          August 2001

         4.  Use Transmittal (Form B-1)                                                August 2001

         5.  Use Checklist for Preparation of O/A Agreement (Form B-3)  August 2001

         6.  Use Architect’s Statement of Service (Form B-5)                  August 2001

         7.  Use Certified Tabulation of Bids (Form B-6)                          August 2001

         8.  Use Checklist for Contracts and Bonds (Form B-7)              August 2001

         9.   Use Pre-Construction Checklist (Form B-8)                        August 2001

        10.  Use Project Data Form (Form B-9)                                    August 2001

        11.  Use Statement of Field Observation (Form B-10)                August 2001

        12.  Use Change Order Justification (Form B-11),                      August 2001

        13.  Use Change Order Checklist (Form B-12)                           August 2001

        14.  Use Final Payment Checklist (Form B-13)                          August 2001

        15.  Include Advertisement for Bids (Form C-1)                          August 2001

        16.  Include Instruction to Bidders (Form C-2)                            August 2001

        17.  Include Proposal Form (Form C-3)                                      August 2001

        18.  Include Form of Bid Bond (Form C-4)                                  August 2001

        19.  Include Performance Bond (Form C-6)                                August 2001

        20.  Include Payment Bond (Form C-7)                                     August 2001

        21.  Include Gen. Contractor’s Roofing Guarantee (Form C-9)     August 2001

        22.  Include Application and Certificate for Payment (Form C-10) August 2001

        23.  Include Inventory of Stored Materials (Form C-10SM)           August 2001

        24.  Include Progress Schedule Report (Form C-11)                   August 2001

        25.  Include Contract Change Order (Form C-12)                        August 2001

        26.  Include Certificate of Substantial Completion (Form C-13)     August 2001

        27.  Include Form of Advertisement of Completion (Form C-14)     August 2001

        28.  Include Detail of Sign (Form C-15)                                       August 2001

    B.     For Owner/Architect Agreements (executed on or before August 31, 2001) where the status of the Project is Schematic, Preliminary or Final Design.

      1.     Use O/A Agreement (Form B-2, B-2A and B-4)                    October 1997

      2.     Include Construction Contract (Form C-5),                           October 1997

      3.     Include General Conditions of the Contract (Form C-8)          October 1997

      4.     Use Transmittal (Form B-1)                                                 August 2001

      5.     Use Checklist for Preparation of O/A Agreement (Form B-3)  October1997

      6.     Use Architect’s Statement of Service (Form B-5)                  August 2001

      7.     Use Certified Tabulation of Bids (Form B-6)                          August 2001

      8.     Use Checklist for Contracts and Bonds (Form B-7)               October1997

      9.     Use Pre-Construction Checklist (Form B-8)                          August 2001

     10.   Use Project Data Form (Form B-9)                                       August 2001

     11.   Use Statement of Field Observation (Form B-10)                   August 2001

     12.   Use Change Order Justification (Form B-11),                        August 2001

     13.   Use Change Order Checklist (Form B-12)                             August 2001

     14.   Use Final Payment Checklist (Form B-13)                            August 2001

     15.   Include Advertisement for Bids (Form C-1)                            August 2001

     16.   Include Instruction to Bidders (Form C-2)                              August 2001

     17.   Include Proposal Form (Form C-3)                                       August 2001

     18.   Include Form of Bid Bond (Form C-4)                                   October1997

     19.   Include Performance Bond (Form C-6)                                 October1997

     20.   Include Payment Bond (Form C-7)                                       October1997

     21.   Include Gen. Contractor’s Roofing Guarantee (Form C-9)       August 2001

     22.   Include Application and Certificate for Payment (Form C-10)  August 2001

     23.   Include Inventory of Stored Materials (Form C-10SM)            August 2001

     24.   Include Progress Schedule Report (Form C-11)                    August 2001

     25.   Include Contract Change Order (Form C-12)                        August 2001

     26.   Use Certificate of Substantial Completion (Form C-13)         August 2001

     27.   Include Form of Advertisement of Completion (Form C-14)    August 2001

     28.   Include Detail of Sign (Form C-15)                                      August 2001

    C.     For Owner/Architect Agreements (executed on or before August 31, 2001) where the status of the Project is Construction Contract Procurement or Construction Contract Administration.

       1.   Use O/A Agreement (Form B-2, B-2A and B-4)                    October 1997

       2.   Include Construction Contract (Form C-5),                           October 1997

       3.   Include General Conditions of the Contract (Form C-8)          October 1997

       4.   Use Transmittal (Form B-1)                                                 August 2001

       5.   Use Checklist for Preparation of O/A Agreement (Form B-3)   October 1997

       6.   Use Architect’s Statement of Service (Form B-5)                   August 2001

       7.   Use Certified Tabulation of Bids (Form B-6)                           October 1997

       8.   Use Checklist for Contracts and Bonds (Form B-7)                October 1997

       9.   Use Pre-Construction Checklist (Form B-8)                           October 1997

      10.  Use Project Data Form (Form B-9)                                       October 1997

      11.  Use Statement of Field Observation (Form B-10)                  October 1997

      12.  Use Change Order Justification (Form B-11),                        October 1997

      13.   Use Change Order Checklist (Form B-12)                            October 1997

      14.   Use Final Payment Checklist (Form B-13)                           October 1997

      15.   Include Advertisement for Bids (Form C-1)                           October 1997

      16.   Include Instruction to Bidders (Form C-2)                             October 1997

      17.   Include Proposal Form (Form C-3)                                      October 1997

      18.   Include Form of Bid Bond (Form C-4)                                  October 1997

      19.   Include Performance Bond (Form C-6)                                 October 1997

      20.   Include Payment Bond (Form C-7)                                      October 1997

      21.   Include Gen. Contractor’s Roofing Guarantee (Form C-9)      October 1997

      22.   Include Application and Certificate for Payment (Form C-10) October 1997

      23.   Include Inventory of Stored Materials (Form C-10SM)           October 1997

      24.   Include Progress Schedule Report (Form C-11)                   October 1997

      25.   Include Contract Change Order (Form C-12)                        October 1997

      26.  Use Certificate of Substantial Completion (Form C-13)           August 2001

      27.   Include Form of Advertisement of Completion (Form C-14)    October 1997

      28.   Include Detail of Sign (Form C-15)                                      October 1997

    UPDATE of STATE BUILDING CODE

    The State Building Code enforced by the Building Commission was previously based, in part, upon the 1994 Standard Codes and the 1996 National Electrical Code. The State Building Code is now being updated by adoption of the following:

    1999  Standard Building Code, except that its handicapped requirements are superseded by the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities            

    1997 Standard Plumbing Code

    1999 Standard Gas Code

    1997 Standard Mechanical Code

    1999 Standard Fire Prevention Code

    1999 National Electrical Code

    Effective October 1, 2001, all Schematic and Schematic/Preliminary plans submitted for ABC plan review must comply with the updated State Building Code as mentioned above.

    In case of conflict between the State Building Code, local codes, the Life Safety Code (which is enforced by the State Fire Marshal), or other codes, the most stringent requirements shall prevail.  The compliance of plans and specifications with code requirements, is the responsibility of the primary design professional and approval of these documents by the Technical Staff does not relieve the primary design professional of this responsibility.