Contract Documents Overview

AIA Contract Documents have defined the contractual relationships in the design and construction industry for 120 years. Prepared by the AIA with the consensus of owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, engineers, and others, the documents comprise over 90 forms and contracts that define relationships and terms involved in design and construction projects. As a result, these comprehensive contracts and forms are now widely recognized as the industry standard. Learn more.

AIA Contract Documents:

  • Save you time and money
  • Are reviewed and updated to reflect current industry practice
  • Streamline the reviewing process
  • Address emerging issues within design and construction
  • Demonstrate fair and balanced consideration to all parties

2008 Updates to AIA Contract Documents

New Documents were made available in October 2008. AIA Contract Documents are the industry’s most respected and widely-accepted contract agreements in the market, and have been for over 120 years. Now, they are even better!  The latest software release and associated documents adds several new documents to both software subscribers and paper contract users. 

Significant changes were also made to reflect changes in industry trends and practices in 2007. The AIA prepared the 2007 Update, which consists primarily of agreements in the popular A201 family of documents, with input from owners, contractors, attorneys, architects and engineers. The 2007 Update includes nearly 40 contract documents, including new owner/architect agreements.

Paper or Electronic Documents are Available for Purchase

Paper: Typically, architects and other parties to the design and building process use AIA Contract Documents to support agreements relating to design and construction services. As one option, you can choose to purchase AIA Documents in paper form through AIA Mississippi. AIA Mississippi is a full service distributor of AIA contract documents and carry a full inventory of documents.

Need a paper copy of a 1997 document that is being phased out?  We will continue to carry 1997 documents that were part of the recent update until our stock is depleted. We will not restock 1997 contract documents. See above for links for more information on the 2007 updates.

Electronic: You can also purchase a license to use the AIA Contract Documents Software online in the form of a meter license of unlimited annual license. AIA Contact Document Software is a Microsoft Word-based software platform that offers flexibility in contract document drafting and editing, more effective collaboration among parties, and a selection of choices in generating and printing documents. Click here to purchase AIA Documents Software, and to learn more about the new 2.0 version release.

AIA Mississippi is a Full-Service Distributor of Paper AIA Contract Documents

AIA Mississippi is a full-service distributor of AIA Contract Documents, the industry standard for design and construction projects.  Anyone may purchase and use the documents. AIA Members, including local AIA Mississippi Allied Members, receive a discount when ordering.

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