The Announcement of the Decade

AIA Releases 2017 Contract Documents

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.

Some of the major owner/contractor changes included in the 2017 documents are:

  • New Insurance Exhibit

    A new exhibit with comprehensive insurance and bonds provisions that can be attached to many of the AIA owner/contractor agreements.

  • Improved communications provisions

    The expanded ability for the owner and contractor to directly communicate about the project while maintaining the architect’s ability to remain informed about communications that affect its services.

  • Proof of payment

    Clarified provisions that require the owner to provide proof that it has made financial arrangements to pay for the project.

  • Simplified payment

    Simplified provisions for the contractor to apply for, and receive, payments.