What is AIA Document A401?

AIA Document A401®–2017 establishes the contractual relationship between the contractor and subcontractor. A401–2017 may be modified for use as an agreement between the subcontractor and a sub-subcontractor, and must be modified if used with AIA Document A104™–2017 or A105™–2017 as the owner/contractor agreement.

How often are AIA Documents released?

every 10 years
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 legal form and agreements reflect changes and trends in the industry, and that the AIA Contract Documents remain the Industry Standard.

How often are AIA contracts updated?

Every 10 years
Every 10 years, the core set of AIA Contract Documents are reviewed and updated based on industry trends and important court decisions.

Who can use AIA contracts?

Used by all industry professionals, including architects, contractors, owners, consultants, and attorneys, AIA Contract Documents are organized into two categories: By families based on types of projects or particular project delivery methods and by series based on the use of the document.

Are AIA documents free?

The AIA provides free PDF copies of its document commentaries, comparisons, and guides to supplementary conditions, as well as the G612, Owner’s Instructions to the Architect.

What is the purpose of an AIA document?

AIA contracts and forms are consensus documents that reflect advice from practicing architects, contractors, engineers as well as owners, surety bond producers, insurers, and attorneys. AIA documents balance the interests of all the parties, so no one interest, including that of the architect, is unfairly represented.

What is a standard AIA contract?

The documents produced by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) are the most widely used standard form contracts in the construction industry. They facilitate communications among all the parties involved in construction, which makes it easier to produce a high quality project in a timely and economical fashion.

What is an AIA schedule of values?

A Schedule of Values, or SOV, is a list of every work item on a project, along with each item’s value or cost. According to the standardized contract documents from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), “The schedule of values shall allocate the entire contract sum among the various portions of the work.”

Why does AIA have a contract?

What is the purpose of the AIA?

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) works to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, as it has done for 160 years. Each day AIA members across the country and throughout the world create the places where people live and learn, work, and play.

How much is AIA membership?

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National Total
As of January 1, 2021 $288.00 $593.00
As of April 1, 2021(pro-rated) $216.00 $444.75
As of July 1, 2021 (pro-rated) $144.00 $296.50

Do you have to pay for AIA documents?

Of course, non-members can purchase an annual subscription to AIA contract documents for about $1350, which gives you unlimited access to their documents. If you work on multiple AIA projects per year and exchange dozens of contract documents per month, the cost may be negligible.