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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AIA Document E defines digital data as information, communications, drawings, or designs created or stored for a specific project in digital form.

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Newport Beach Sia Would you like to mark this message as the new best answer? Or, maybe I’m just being paranoid. You can find commentaries on B and A the General Conditions document that goes with B at www. Get a legal release that your attorney draws up, and get the church to pay for it.

Article 3 is intended to identify the digital data that will be transmitted and used on the project. Is anyone aware of a resource that might help me draft an agreement that would protect me from e2201 future liability?

Grants a limited non-exclusive license to use the digital data Sets procedures for transmitting the data Places restrictions on the license granted Indemnifies the model author Allows for collection of a licensing fee Use this document when you need to send digital data to someone where there is no existing agreement.


There are numerous avenues of ais, and no one specific project delivery approach has been established nor known cases tested in the courts.

Take care to define the terms of use in this licensing agreement. 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 In addition, C allows the party transmitting digital data to collect a licensing fee for the recipient’s use of the digital data.

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The reality of the digital age is that virtually every project communication can be transmitted and used in digital form. The other architect is an acquaintance and has a aja reputation. These agreements already provide licensing terms.

Do not rely on an agreement you find on the internet from LawyersRus.

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They are only project forms used to document the digital data and BIM protocols once they have been agreed upon. You WILL need the advice of an e01 experienced in professional liability for such an agreem The Digital Practice Documents are:. Even if you want to trust the church and others with a like purpose, you still have to protect yourself from third-parties who have less generous hearts.

They can be much more difficult to manage and control. Any advice would be appreciated.

AIA Document C defines digital data as information, communications, drawings, or designs created or stored for a specific project in digital form. Thomas- No good deed goes unpunished Nonetheless, it has been forecast that BIM will soon become the central platform for design, construction and building operation in our industry.


It should basically say that the architect assuming the drawings assumes full responsibility and releases you from any responsibility and liability.

The Client further agrees to indemnify, defend and hold XYZ Architect harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, suits, demands, losses, costs and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees occurring to or resulting from any and all persons, firms or any other legal entity, on account of any damage or loss to property or persons, including, but xia limited to, death arising out of the use, reuse or modifications of the XYZ Architect’s drawings, specifications or other documents.

Thomas, Here are a few resources collected from the AIA national office. Expand all Collapse all. Date range on this day between these dates. This thread already has a best answer. Skip main navigation Press Enter. Your attorney should be able to draft the appropriate document.

The Guide is free to everyone and available for download at acdpages. We have provisions in B our standard owner-architect agreement that deal with this issue. Its purpose is to establish the procedures the parties agree to follow with respect to the transmission or exchange of digital data, including instruments aix service.

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.