AIA introduces five new documents for use on sustainable projects

AIAFive AIA Contract Documents are going green! Developed using AIA’s flagship documents as a base, and incorporating concepts and model language from the AIA’s Guide for Sustainable Projects, the new documents address the unique roles, risks and opportunities encountered on sustainable design and construction projects.

The new AIA Contract Documents created for use on sustainable projects include:

  • A101-2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor, for use on a Sustainable Project where the basis of payment is a Stipulated Sum
  • B101-2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, for use on a Sustainable Project
  • A201-2007 SP, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, for use on a Sustainable Project
  • C401-2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant, for use on a Sustainable Project
  • A401-2007 SP, Standard Form of Agreement Between Contractor and Subcontractor, for use on a Sustainable Project

AIA Document D503™-2011, Guide for Sustainable Projects, including Agreement Amendments and Supplementary Conditions, was released by the AIA in May 2011. In the short time since it was released, over 4,000 users have downloaded the Guide. In addition to providing model language that may be used to amend or supplement AIA Contract Documents for design-bid-build projects, the Guide discusses the applicability of key concepts to other delivery models such as design-build, construction management and integrated project delivery.

Because the AIA believes the Guide is an important resource for the design and construction industry, it is available as a free download.

These new documents will be available in the first quarter of 2012 as part of the new AIA Contract Documents service and AIA Documents on Demand®. To purchase these and other AIA Contract Documents, please go to the AIA website.