Customized State of Utah Building Information Modeling documents now available
For immediate release:
Washington, D.C. — September 29, 2016 — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the release of customized AIA Contract Documents® templates for exclusive use by the State of Utah, Division of Facilities Construction and Management of the Department of Administrative Services.
The customized templates include Utah-specific versions of AIA Contract Documents:
- E203™-2013, Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Exhibit
- G202™-2013, Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form
The Utah specific versions of the AIA documents include state-specific amendments to the standard text of the AIA documents and will be used for State of Utah design and construction projects that utilize Building Information Modeling (BIM). These documents will allow the State of Utah to establish a uniform set of expectations for design professionals and contractors utilizing of BIM and associated deliverables. Two distinct and coordinated sets of these documents were created to allow for use in Utah’s Construction Manager as General Contractor delivery model and the Value Based Selection delivery model. The Utah-specific templates are available free for download on the state’s Standard Construction Documents website (http://dfcm.utah.gov/dfcm-standard-documents.html ) under Design Management Reference Documents numbered 10.1-10.4.
”We are excited to partner with the State of Utah to help fulfill their need to offer customized AIA documents on projects involving Building Information Modeling,” said Deborah DeBernard, AIA, NCARB, Architect AIBC, LEED BD&C, Senior Vice President of AIA Global Innovation. “BIM is an increasingly vital element of the design and construction process. With our industry-standard contracts, user-friendly document platform, and the Utah customizations, we are confident that Utah’s design and construction community will be well served. We welcome more opportunities to provide customized documents for other state and local government agencies or organizations as well.” State and local government agencies or organizations interested in customized AIA Contract Documents should contact Deborah DeBernard at DeborahDeBernard@aia.org.
About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.
About AIA Contract Documents
The AIA Contract Documents library includes over 200 agreements and forms. These documents define the relationships and terms involved in design and construction projects. Prepared by the AIA with the consensus of owners, contractors, attorneys, architects, engineers, and other industry stakeholders, this library of documents has been revised and updated throughout its 120-year history to meet industry and legal requirements. As a result, these comprehensive agreements and forms are now widely recognized as the industry standard. Visit www.aia.org/contractdocs.