The Construction Specifications Institute Endorses AIA’s Digital Practice Documents
Contact: Kristi Volke, IMRE
For immediate release:
Washington, D.C. — June 30, 2014 — CSI and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announce the endorsement of the AIA Contract Documents® Digital Practice documents by the CSI. This endorsement follows a thorough review of the 2013 documents by the CSI Technical Committee, which analyzed the documents for good industry practice, consistency, and alignment with CSI core technical values.
“This endorsement further validates the importance and value of our Digital Practice documents and reinforces a leadership position in the industry, particularly with respect to Building Information Modeling,” said Deborah DeBernard, AIA, NCARB, Architect AIBC, LEED BD&C, Vice President & General Manager of AIA Contract Documents at the AIA. “We are honored to have the endorsement of this esteemed organization.”
The endorsement by CSI includes the following AIA Contract Documents:
• AIA Document C106™–2013, Digital Data Licensing Agreement
• AIA Document E203™–2013, Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Exhibit
• AIA Document G201™–2013, Project Digital Data Protocol Form
• AIA Document G202™–2013, Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form
“We are pleased the AIA documents incorporate the 2010 Edition of UniFormat™ and OmniClass™ Table 21 – Elements into the BIM Protocol as methods of organizing and identifying BIM information. This use of CSI standards helps align the AIA documents with established industry BIM best practice,” said CSI’s National President Casey F. Robb, FCSI, CCPR, LEED AP.
The Digital Practice documents are available for purchase in the latest version of the AIA Contract Documents desktop software, and online through AIA Documents-on-Demand®, and AIA Documents-on-Demand® Plus.
About The American Institute of Architects
For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.
CSI is a national association dedicated to improving the documentation, management and communication of building information as used by the construction community. CSI accomplishes its mission through the development of construction standards and formats such as MasterFormat and UniFormat; the promulgation of those formats through master guide specifications and building information management (BIM) software; training and certification programs, including the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) and Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) exams; publication of The Construction Specifier magazine; and an ever-expanding membership of decision-makers who identify and specify building product solutions. CSI members include a cross-section of specifiers, architects, contractors, suppliers and other construction project professionals who are touched by construction documentation. For more information, visit www.csinet.org, or call 800.689.2900.