How to Calculate & Display Retainage on an AIA G-702/G-703

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  Calculating and displaying retainage on an AIA G-702/G-703 form can be confusing - this short tutorial is designed to discuss different ways that retainage (or retention) can be held, calculated, and displayed. Retainage is a portion of the agreed upon contract price deliberately withheld until the work is substantially complete to assure that contractor or subcontractor will satisfy its obligations and complete a construction project. Retainage or retention can be: a fixed percentage of the contract - such as 10% of the value of the contract a variable rate - such as 10% of the contract until the contract is 50% complete; at which time it is then reduced to 5% a variable rate - such as retainage is held at 10% on labor and 0% on materials Retainage…
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