AIA Digital Practice documents may be used for any projects involving digital data AIA Document E™– expires on April 30, and is replaced by . AIA Document E defines digital data as information, communications, drawings, or designs created or stored for a specific project in digital form. E The voice of the architecture profession (AIA Contract Documents) .. E does not cr eate a sep arate license t o use digital da ta, b ecause AIA docume nts fo.

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Practice Management Member Conversations

This document serves as an agreement between two parties for the licensed use and transmission of digital data, including instruments of service. Even with the agreement signed by the church and the other architect, you could still be liable if your original drawings are used.

I designed a new church building for a local congregation several years ago. The other Architect must also give yuou a release that he has checked the drawings and will take full responsibility for their reuse.

To begin, we will review the purpose and use of the AIA digital documents.

Its purpose is to establish the procedures the parties agree to follow with respect to the transmission or exchange of digital data, including instruments of service. It is not tied to the AIA documents, and it is not a stand-alone contract. From a Contract E2201 perspective: We also have two documents that deal with the ais of digital data: We have provisions in B our standard owner-architect agreement that deal with this issue.

To be used with AIA Document E, Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Protocol Exhibit Documents the agreed-upon protocols and procedures governing development, transfer and use of BIM models consistent with the Aiz Execution Plan Establishes model development at the five levels addressed earlier in this white paper Authorizes use of model content at each level of development Assigns authorship and responsibility of each model element by project milestone Defines extent to which model users may rely on model content Clarifies model ownership Sets forth BIM standards and file formats.


Practice Management Member Conversations – AIA KnowledgeNet

What you need is a simple release, indemnity, and hold harmless clause. You need an agreement that addresses this specific situation.

The Digital Practice Documents are: Fast forward to today and now they want to move ahead with just a small portion of the project.

At 63 pages, the Guide is very comprehensive and explains background, commentary and document instructions. Talk with your liability insurer.

The other architect is an acquaintance and has a good reputation. The AIA closely monitored digital practice initiatives, and in it published updated digital practice documents more representative of current practices. The Digital Practice Documents are:. Skip main navigation Press Enter. The reality of the digital age is that virtually every project communication can be transmitted and used in digital form.

Accordingly, it is important that they be monitored and managed the same as, for qia, an updated specification section would aiw, to be sure that the participants have accepted and agreed to aix latest version. E does not create a separate license to use digital data, because AIA documents for design or construction, to which E would be attached, already include those provisions. Thomas, Here are a few resources collected from the AIA national office.

All information on this page is copyrighted by James B. Having been put in similar situations, at the very least I would have the client sign a letter ack The authors and the AIA Trust assume no liability for the use of this information by AIA members or by others who by clicking on any of the links above agree to use the same at their sole risk.

In addition, C allows the party transmitting digital data to collect a licensing fee for the recipient’s use of the digital data.

It is a good resource for learning about BIM and the AIA digital documents, and it is suggested that you download it on your laptop, tablet or PDA and treat it like your favorite novel. Any advice would be appreciated.


And, no offense intended, but if the new architect uses your original drawings, he could also be at greater risk by using drawings that may contain errors that he did not create. Laws vary by state and members should seek legal counsel or professional advice to evaluate these suggestions and to advise the member on proper risk management tools for each project. It should basically say that the architect assuming the drawings assumes full responsibility and releases you from any responsibility and liability.

You can find commentaries on B and A the General Conditions document that goes with B at www. The documents developed by the AIA for digital practice are the result of an evolving practice model that was initially launched with documents published in October AIA Document Aoa defines digital data as information, communications, drawings, or designs created or stored for a specific project in digital form.

AIA Document E21 defines digital data as information, communications, drawings, or designs created or stored for a specific project in digital form. The Guide is free to everyone and available for download at acdpages. Date range on this day between these dates. Would you like to mark this message as the new best answer? It is intended aua accomplish the following: This document is intended to accomplish the following:. If you are just becoming acquainted with digital practice, be cautioned that it is a detailed and complicated process because it is new and developing design technology.

Turning a Project Over to Another Architect. Take care to define the terms of use in this licensing agreement.