AIA completes 10-year update of Contract Documents

by Carly Midgley | June 16, 2017 2:13 pm

American Institute of Architects[1] (AIA) has announced the release of an updated set of documents. The A201 family of documents is re-examined every decade by the AIA Documents Committee[2], as well as architects, contractors, subcontractors, and owners.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has completed the update of the A201 family of documents it repeats every 10 years, with major changes affecting owners, architects, and contractors.
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Specific documents affected by the update include:

There is also a new document—E204-2017[17], Sustainable Projects Exhibit.

The revisions range in scope and effect. Some have a greater impact on owners and architects, such as:

Others affect owners and contractors more greatly, including:

Comparative information for each revised document is available online[18].

“It is critically important that industry professionals learn about the 2017 revisions. The changes impact the roles and responsibilities of each of the parties directly, and understanding the changes will help everyone to promptly review and finalize project contracts,” said Kenneth Cobleigh, Esq., managing director and counsel of AIA Contract Documents. “We hope that all industry participants take advantage of the significant written resources and education programming opportunities available to learn about and understand the 2017 revisions and full portfolio of AIA Contract Documents.”

  1. American Institute of Architects:
  2. AIA Documents Committee:
  3. [Image]:
  4. A101-2017:
  5. A102-2017:
  6. A103-2017:
  7. A104-2017:
  8. A105-2017:
  9. A201-2017:
  10. A401-2017:
  11. B101-2017:
  12. B102-2017:
  13. B103-2017:
  14. B104-2017:
  15. B105-2017:
  16. C401-2017:
  17. E204-2017:
  18. online:

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