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 Email Share Share Other Open Social Related Coverage How Clean Is Your Floor? 4 Things to Know About Carpet Warranties D.C. Office Earns Double Platinum Green Certification Related Articles Interiors The Ability to Work From Home: A Must Have For Employees Interiors Infographic on Hospital and Healthcare Facility Floor Plans Available Interiors Are We Locking out the Elderly From Our Facilities? Interiors Five Trends Transforming the Office Space & the Impact on Your Bottom Line Building Controls The First Steps of Adding Intelligence to Your Facility Energy Management How to Increase Productivity and Engagement in Outdoor Spaces Building Controls Fine-Tuning HVAC Controls for Maximum Efficiency HVAC Fine-Tuning HVAC Controls for Maximum Efficiency HVAC VRF: Best Practices for Integration and Operation 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 Smart roof systems improve building energy efficiency. Polyglass’ Polyfresko® cap sheets with CURE Technology® saves on energy. Engineered to perform, Polyfresko has superior granule adhesion and excellent puncture, stain and UV resistance. Increase profitability by cleaning smarter and transforming your building into a high performing asset. Get tips from High Performance Building experts Whether it’s earning an IREM credential or increasing your job skills, any goal in property management can be accomplished with IREM education. Click here to visit our website!