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Contract Documents

Working with architects, contractors, subcontractors and owners, the AIA Documents Committee updates this core set of documents every 10 years. This helps ensure that the AIA legalform and agreements reflect changes and trends in the industry, and that the AIA Contract Documents remain the Industry Standard.



Nearly 200 forms and contracts comprise AIA Contract Documents. These forms and contracts define the relationships and terms involved in design and construction projects.

Prepared by the AIA with the consensus of owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, engineers, and others, the documents have been finely tuned during their 120-year history. As a result, these comprehensive contracts and forms are now widely recognized as the industry standard.

How the Documents are Organized

The AIA organizes contract documents by two methods:

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