As the Industry Standard, AIA Contract Documents stays ahead of the industry trends, updating the core set of documents every 10 years to ensure your design and construction projects are protected. In April, the core set of 2017 owner/architect were released and, in October, the newly revised Architect Scope documents were released.

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AIA Contract Documents Software

Select from annual unlimited single and multi-seat licenses, as well as options for small users. With online resources like tutorials, webinars, and demos you get started faster.
AIA Documents on Demand®

This easy-to-use and cost-effective web-based solution gives you access to over 70 of the most popular AIA Contract Documents, including Subcontractor forms.  Simply select your document and complete the form online by filling in the blanks using a PC or MAC computer. 

The AIA Contract Documents Program

AIA Contract Documents comprise over 90 forms and contracts that define 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 115 year history. As a result, these comprehensive contracts and forms are now widely recognized as the industry standard.

Paper Documents

AIA Michigan is a full-service distributor of paper documents. Call our office at 313-965-4100 or visit us between 9:00am and 4pm Monday-Friday, to purchase hard copy documents. We typically have all documents in stock, but to ensure that we have what you need, or for larger orders, please contact our office for availability.

Why use AIA Contract Documents?

AIA Contract Documents are the most widely used standard form contracts in the construction industry.

AIA contract documents are fair.

  • In its contract documents, the AIA seeks to reflect an industry consensus, obtained from the advice of practicing architects, contractors, engineers, owners, surety bond producers, insurers, and attorneys. AIA contract documents balance the interests of all of the parties. This ensures a fair distribution of rights and duties without bias toward any one party, including the architect.

AIA contract documents reflect industry practices, not theory.

  • Where practices are inconsistent or no guidelines for practice exist, the AIA contract documents provide a consensus-based model for practitioners to follow.

AIA contract documents reflect changing construction practices and technology

  • They are regularly revised to accommodate changes in professional and industry practices, and technology.

AIA contract documents reflect changes in the law.

  • They are revised and updated to conform to evolving case law precedence and indemnity insurance.

AIA contract documents are flexible.

  • They are easily modified to accommodate individual project demands. Such changes can be easily distinguished from the original, printed language.

AIA contract documents are easy to interpret.

  • They use common words and phrases. Industry and legal jargon is avoided whenever possible.