American Institute of Architects (AIA) Releases New Contract Documents

Posted by Brian Rickert on Monday, May 8, 2017

If you were not aware, the American Institute of Architects ("AIA") updates its family of contract documents every ten years.  This is why you may hear AIA’s documents referred to as the 1997 set or its 2007 set of documents.  Consistent with its past practice, in April 2017, AIA released its new core contracts, which includes the following documents that are commonly used in the construction industry:

Document Number

Description                                           

A101™-2017

Owner/Contractor Agreement - Stipulated Sum (+ Insurance Exhibit)

A102™-2017

Owner/Contractor Agreement - Cost Plus Fee with GMP (+ Insurance Exhibit)

A103™-2017

Owner/Contractor Agreement - Cost Plus Fee No GMP (+ Insurance Exhibit)

A104™-2017

Abbreviated Owner/Contractor Agreement (+ Cost of Work Exhibit)

A105™-2017

Short Form Owner/Contractor Agreement

A107™-2017

Owner/Contractor Agreement – Limited Scope

A201™-2017

General Conditions of Contract for Construction

A401™-2017

Contractor/Subcontractor Agreement

B101™-2017

Owner/Architect Agreement

B102™-2017

Owner/Architect Agreement - Without Predefined Scope Architect's Services

B103™-2017

Owner/Architect Agreement - Complex Project

B104™-2017

Abbreviated Owner/Architect Agreement

B105™-2017

Short Form Owner/Architect Agreement

C401™-2017

Architect/Consultant Agreement

E204™-2017

Sustainable Projects Exhibit

It is anticipated that AIA will release more new documents later this year. 

Please know that the AIA 2017 documents are different than prior years’ versions in many ways.  In short, if you are considering using these new documents with your projects, it is imperative that you consult legal counsel to understand your rights, and well as for assistance in interpreting and tailoring the 2017 AIA Contract Documents for your use.  Please call me at 515-242-2457 or email me at Rickert@brownwinick.com if you have any questions.