Certificate of substantial completion form
Filling out the g704-2017 certificate of substantial completion
When you ask the project manager when the project will be finished, the answer may be vague. Construction projects usually have a clearly specified start date – it usually happens days after the Notice to Proceed date – but when you ask when the project will be completed, the answer may be ambiguous. This is due to the fact that construction is completed in stages.
Substantial completion refers to the point at which a construction project is considered complete enough for the owner to use it for its intended purpose. The language in the American Institute of Architects form contract AIA A-201: General Conditions is used to define significant completion. It’s referred to as “practical completion” by some construction experts.
Because no two construction projects are alike, there is no one-size-fits-all objective checklist that can be used to determine when the work is “sufficiently completed.” In most cases, one of three scenarios plays out to determine this:
When a project reaches this point, the prime contractor normally asks the contract administration for a Certificate of Substantial Completion. This certification also contains a punch list of minor items that still need to be completed, as well as a timeline for completing them.
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Outstanding building items noted as punch list items will be listed on a Certificate of Substantial Completion form during the design and occupancy phases. The grantee’s chief executive officer fills out this form. The grantee will use this certificate to ensure that the structure is used safely and effectively.
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This Substantial Completion Certification extends to all Work covered by the Contract Documents.
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The following sections of the Contract Documents are covered by this Certification of Substantial Completion:
The Work to which this Certificate applies has been inspected and found to be substantially complete by approved representatives of the OWNER, CONTRACTOR, and ENGINEER, and is also the start date of any applicable warranties required by the Contract Documents, * (except as attached.)
What is “substantial completion” in construction
Used by the Prime Contractor to ensure that work is substantially complete and that holdback monies withheld under the contract are released according to the Builders’ Lien Act’s timelines. The project is still on track to be completed. *For Take-Over Procedures, consult the ACA Standard Guide (Document C)
Used by the subcontractor to check that the work is substantially complete and that holdback monies withheld under the contract are to be released according to the Builders’ Lien Act’s timelines. The project is still on track to be completed. * For take-over procedures, consult the ACA Standard Guide (Document C)
Intended to provide construction industry participants with a broad overview of the various types of insurance coverage available, as well as insight into the procedures and practices for dealing with insurance issues in the construction industry.
Substantial completion and certificates of substantial
This administrative form establishes the date on which the work is substantially completed, or a designated part of the work, for which an Owner may make unscheduled beneficial use of a project. The Constructor (also known as a builder, general contractor, design-bid-builder, or construction manager) and the Owner of the construction project must sign this document, which will trigger the release of retainage according to the contract documents. This administrative form lists items that all parties agree must be completed or corrected before the project is finished.