The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Washington, D.C., recently announced the upcoming release of six new AIA Contract Documents on October 17, 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, collectively called the 3.5 Release, build on AIA Contract Documents’ 120 years of experience in defining the contractual relationships in the design and construction industry.

“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 road map 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.”

The new documents will be available electronically in AIA Contract Documents software beginning October 17 , as well as in paper form (E202-2008 will only be available in AIA software). AIA Contract Documents software can be purchased from the AIA Web site. Documents in paper form are available through the AIA’s full service distributors. For a listing of full service distributors and pricing information, please visit the document purchase section of the AIA Web site. A free sample of the E202-2008 BIM Exhibit will be available on the AIA Contract Documents Web site after October 17.