Online Service Updates
The following is a list of updates to the AIA Contract Documents online service.
Facility maintenance documents release – Maintenance agreements in two contracting methods are now available: (1) a master agreement with work orders and (2) as stand-alone agreements. These documents are the first release of the new Facility Management document family. Learn more
New BIM and digital delivery documents are released to replace the 2013 BIM documents. The 2022 documents streamline the documentation process and reflect current practices. Learn more
New Sworn Construction Statements and Lien Waiver and Release Forms – A limited number of Sworn Construction Statements, and Lien Waiver and Release forms that might be used in specific states are now available. In addition, generic versions of those documents that might be used in the remaining states are released. Learn more
Spring 2022 documents release (pt. 2) – a new international document and corresponding guide are now available: B161™–2022 Client/Consultant Agreement – Project outside United States, and B561™–2022 Guide to International Practice and Contracting for U.S. Architects.
Template edits – two templates have been updated to correct references to supporting documents:
- A221-2018: Section 3.3.1 was revised to clarify the reference to Exhibit A, Determination of Cost of the Work by providing the user with a direct reference to A121 Exhibit A.
- C421-2018: Section 9.1 was revised to replace the reference to A201 for the definition of Cost of the Work with B101. The reference to A201 was incorrect as A201 did not define Cost of the Work. The definition is found in B101 and the revision remedies the incorrect reference.
Spring 2022 documents release – four new documents and a guide are now available: A113™-2022 Owner/Contractor Agreement – Remodel of Single Family Home, B111™-2022 Owner/Design Architect Agreement, B112™-2022 Owner/Architect of Record Agreement, E205™-2022 Architects’ Scope and Responsibility Matrix Exhibit, and B511™-2022 Guide for Projects Involving a Design Architect and Architect of Record.
Fall 2021 documents release – three new documents are now available: B305™-2021, Architect’s Qualification Statement, C403™-2021, Client/Consultant Agreement – Design Assist Services, and C404™-2021, Contractor/Consultant Agreement – Delegated Design Services.
Summer 2021 documents release – two new Custom Residential Project documents are now available. Learn more.
Spring 2021 documents release – new Single Family Residential documents and Cost of the Work payment forms are now available.
Improved online editor for forms (NEW) – Continuation Sheets will now open in an improved online editor. You can now add unlimited rows, bulk delete rows, and copy and paste from other spreadsheets. Learn more.
Fall 2020 documents release – five new AIA documents are now available, including two key residential documents and a new warranty bond. Read more about the new documents.
Import drafts from the Home Tab (NEW) – Quickly import drafts to be finalized from the Home tab. Just click Import File in the Recent Activity Section. Click here for steps.
Spring 2020 documents release – new AIA documents now available: Sustainability Consultant Scope of Services, Guide for Sustainable Projects and Architect’s Services: Programming. Read more about the new documents.
New Help site – organized into three categories, with filter and search features. Click here to visit the new Help site.
In-service guided learning tool – walks you through key online service tasks. Once logged into the online document service, look for the question mark to take advantage of guided learning.
Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) documents release – This release includes new and updated Construction Manager as Adviser documents. Read more about the new documents.
Fall 2019 documents release – The fall 2019 release includes updated Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) documents. Read more about the new documents.
Spring 2019 documents release – The spring 2019 release includes six new and revised Interiors family documents. Read more about the new documents.
Redesigned Projects tab – This includes new features to help locate specific projects. Additionally, multiple filtering and sorting options provide improved access to recent documents. View a Projects tab video tutorial. Read more about new sorting and filtering options.
Time Zone feature (NEW) – An option is now provided to set your preferred time zone. This change will affect the date and time for the following:
- Your view of the files in Home and Projects tab
- Last Modified date for your files
- The footnote timestamp of finalized documents
- The timestamp of the Additions and Deletions report
Fall 2018 documents release – The October 2018 release includes 13 new and revised AIA forms and contracts. Read more about the new documents.
Identify Document feature (NEW) – Metadata removal tools may render draft documents unable to be finalized. The “Identify Document” feature provides a way to restore missing metadata to files generated by the online service so they can be further edited and finalized.
Project sorting – Sorting by Modified Date has been improved to display the project where documents were most recently created or edited at the top of the list, making it easier to resume your work next time you log in. Previously, only edits to Project Data would update the last modified date.
Idle session timeout – The session timeout value has been increased from 20 to 40 minutes. After 40 minutes of inactivity users will automatically be logged out of the system. (Note: For secure and best practices, the application is set with a time period to end the session if there is no activity; it ends user’s session if the computer is idle for the configured amount of time. A session is considered idle if there is no periodic background requests from user’s computer to the server, such as save draft action. Typing only does not post a request to the server.)
Imported documents showing in the wrong project – In certain scenarios, imported documents were saving to a different project than the one selected. This has been resolved.
Change to default editor for new draft agreements – To ensure the best editing experience, the default setting for editing new draft agreements has been changed to “offline”. Change your setting any time via My Settings if you prefer to continue editing online. Customers who already have “offline” set as their default editor are unaffected by this change.
- B121 – Section 8.6 – a reference to Section 8.8 has been corrected to refer to Section 8.7
- C203 – Section 2.4.1 – the reference to 184.108.40.206.2 has been corrected to refer to 220.127.116.11
- Section 2.5.1 – the reference to 18.104.22.168.3 has been corrected to refer to 22.214.171.124
Team member selection for offline documents – By default, offline drafts created from projects with multiple contacts for a certain role, e.g. Architect, were pulling the first team member listed. This has been fixed to allow users to select from the list of team members for a certain role.
Archive project feature (NEW) – An Archive feature has been introduced that allows projects that are not currently being worked on to be moved from the list of active projects to a separate tab. This reduces clutter on the projects list, while keeping the projects saved in the online system for reference and reuse if needed.