AIA Releases New Contract Documents 10/20/2008 | The Washington, D.C.-based American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released six new AIA Contract Documents, including a new building information modeling (BIM) exhibit, as well as two new integrated project delivery (IPD) agreements, two new design-build agreements, and a scope of services document. These new documents are collectively called the 3.5 Release."We understand that the design and construction industry is evolving, and we are pleased to lead the way by introducing new documents that provide a roadmap for navigating BIM and IPD," says Suzanne Harness, managing director and counsel, AIA Contract Documents. "This latest release continues the AIA's long-standing tradition of providing documents that are easy to use, reflect current industry practices, and fairly balance all parties' interests."Buildings owners and facility managers may be particularly interested in the new BIM portion of the documents. The first of its kind in the industry, the new BIM exhibit, E202-2008, was written by industry practitioners as a practical tool for managing the use of BIM across the entire project. Among other things, it sets the requirements and authorized uses for BIM content and identifies BIM authors at five progressive levels of development. It also establishes protocols for model ownership, conflict resolution, storage, viewing, and archiving. Although written primarily to support a project using IPD, E202-2008 may also be used with more traditional methods of project delivery. A free sample of the BIM exhibit is available at www.aiacontractdocuments.org. Previous ArticleNext ArticleENERGY STAR Announces 2013 Upgrade of Portfolio Manager Read more on Interiors » Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage Sorting Out Green Certifications for Paints and Coatings Are Linear LED Retrofits Worth the Investment? ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Interiors EPA Releases Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing Interiors Fluorescent Lights Can Improve IAQ Interiors Debunking 6 Myths of Workplace Acoustics Interiors Five Trends Transforming the Office Space and the Impact on Your Bottom Line HVAC Why Submetering is Crucial for Reducing Energy Consumption & Cost Roofing Protect Your Building with a Roof Warranty Interiors Sustainable Locker Materials and Solutions for Every Place and Purpose Interiors Five Trends Transforming the Office Space and the Impact on Your Bottom Line Roofing The Keys to Roof Inspections Related Articles Commercial Construction Forecast Predicts Strong 2015 and 2016 CEOs Commit to Resilient Building Commercial Construction Forecast: Promising for 2014 and 2015 Construction Outlook Improving? Architect Compensation Stalls Sponsored Links Improve building energy efficiency and reduce maintenance expenses with Polyglass’ Kool Roof Solutions, featuring Polyfresko highly reflective cap sheet and several roof coating options.