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D-Series: Miscellaneous Documents

AIA Contract Documents are divided into six alphanumeric series by document use or purpose. See the list of AIA Contract Documents by Series for information about document availability in AIA Contract Documents® software, in paper (see local distributors), and from AIA Documents on Demand®. Users should exercise independent judgment and may require the advice of legal counsel on deciding which documents are appropriate for a particular project.

D101–1995, Methods of Calculating Areas and Volumes of Buildings
This document establishes definitions for methods of calculating the architectural area and volume of buildings. AIA Document D101™–1995 also covers interstitial space and office, retail, and residential areas.

D200–1995, Project Checklist
The project checklist is a convenient listing of tasks a practitioner may perform on a given project. This checklist will assist the architect in recognizing required tasks and in locating the data necessary to fulfill assigned responsibilities. By providing space for notes on actions taken, assignment of tasks, and time frames for completion, AIA Document D200™–1995 may also serve as a permanent record of the owner’s, contractor’s and architect’s actions and decisions.

D503–2013, Guide for Sustainable Projects, including Commentary on the AIA Sustainable Projects Documents
AIA Document D503™–2013 is a guide that discusses the roles and responsibilities faced by Owners, Architects and Contractors on sustainable design and construction projects. D503–2013 includes a discussion of environmental product ratings, certification systems and jurisdictional requirements that may be applicable to sustainable projects. D503 also contains an in depth, section-by-section commentary on AIA Sustainable Project documents A101™–2007 SP, A201™–2007 SP, A401™–2007 SP, B101™–2007 SP and C401™–2007 SP and AIA Document B214™–2012, Architect’s Services: LEED® Certification. D503–2013 includes a sample Sustainability Plan that readers can use for assistance when preparing a Sustainability Plan unique to their project.

For questions about the content of specific documents, which document to use, or how to complete a document, call (202) 626-7526 or contact Also visit the AIA Contract Documents Knowledge Base, which answers some 500 questions about purchasing documents, using AIA Contract Documents® software, and selecting and understanding AIA documents and forms.

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