Documents

AIA Contract Documents are the industry standard for a reason. For over 100 years, we have strived to improve our product and remained the most widely-used legal agreements and forms for the design and construction industry.

Today, we continue to lead the way with our latest software release, now making it easier than ever to use our documents. During this challenging business climate, you can count on AIA Contract Documents software to save you time and money. New, easy-to-use features help create and manage documents more quickly and efficiently.

You can also get AIA documents on demand through the Documents On Demand Site: http://documentsondemand.aia.org/


Document Ordering

To order documents, follow these steps:

  • Fill out the AIA Mid TN Document Order Form
  • Print your order and verify it is correct
  • Fax your order to: 615-742-0954

Pricing

The AIA Document Price Sheet (scroll down to “Paper provides the most up to date information on pricing.


Placing an Order

Once you’ve placed an order, you can have it mailed to you, or you may pick it up at our office:

49 Music Square West, Suite 610

Nashville, TN 37203

p: 615-259-9664

f: 615-742-0954

We accept credit cards, cash and check for payment, or can invoice your company.


Families of Documents

Please refer to “AIA Documents Organization” for detailed information regarding the AIA documents.

Although our Documents Price List is organized by document number prefix (A, B, C, D, F, G) to facilitate ordering, the AIA documents can also be grouped into “families” that may be applied to particular project delivery methods. Within each family, the documents provide a consistent structure and text base to support the major relationships on a design and construction project.

Understanding these family groupings will help you select the most appropriate standard forms to use on your project. Select from the links below to read descriptions of the documents within a particular family.


The A201 Family

When the owner’s project is divided into separate contracts for design (with the architect) and for construction (with one or more builders), it may be appropriate to use the A201 family. This is the most commonly used family of documents since it is suitable for the conventional delivery approach of linearly sequential design-award-build.


Small Project Family

When the owner’s project is:

Some AIA documents are not tied to any particular “family” and can be more or less applied to a variety of project delivery methods. For instance, many methods of project delivery have similarities when the owner needs to select a contractor or architect based on qualifications or other factors. Several forms from the A, B, and G series can help in this regard.

  • mall, such as a residential renovation or addition;
  • straightforward in design;
  • conceived with established and good working relationships among members of the project team;
  • of short duration (less than one year from start of design to completion of construction); and without delivery complications such as competitive bidding, it may be appropriate to use the Small Project Family.

This family of documents was introduced in 1993 to meet the growing need for standard agreements for small projects such as residential renovations, additions and other projects of relatively low cost and brief duration.


Interiors Family

When the owner’s project is divided into separate contracts for design and for the purchase of commercial or institutional furniture, furnishings and equipment (FF&E), it may be appropriate to use the Interiors Family. Similar in concept to the A201 family, the Interiors documents procure FF&E under a contract separate from design services, thereby preserving the architect’s independence from any monetary interest in the sale of those goods. Unlike the A201 family, the Interiors documents are not suitable for construction work, such as major tenant improvements.


CM-Adviser (CMa) Family

When the owner’s project incorporates a fourth prime player on the construction team (the other players are the owner, architect and contractor) to act as an independent adviser on construction management matters through the course of both design and construction, it may be appropriate to use the CM-Adviser Family.

The Construction Manager-adviser, in theory, enhances the level of expertise applied to managing the project from start to finish. In its purest form the CM-adviser approach preserves the construction manager’s independent judgment, keeping that individual from being influenced by any monetary interest in the actual labor and materials incorporated into the construction work.


CM-Constructor (CMc) Family

When the owner’s project employs a construction manager who will go beyond purely giving advice and take on the financial risk of the construction, such as by giving a guaranteed maximum price or signing subcontracts, it may be appropriate to use the CM-Constructor Family.

Under the CM-constructor arrangement, the functions of contractor and construction manager are merged and assigned to one entity who may or may not give a guaranteed maximum price, but who typically assumes control over the construction work by direct contracts with the subcontractors.


Design/Build Family

When the owner’s project consolidates the design and construction of a project.