See the official announcement here.
The new documents will be available electronically in AIA Contract Documents software beginning October 17, 2008, as well as in paper form (E202-2008 will only be available in AIA software). The software allows users to generate and customize Microsoft Word files for easy collaboration and distribution.AIA Contract Documents software can be purchased at www.aia.org/docs. Documents in paper form are available through the AIA’s full service distributors. For a listing of full service distributors and pricing information, please visit www.aia.org/docs_purchase.
AIA Contract Documents
E202™–2008 Building Information Modeling (BIM) Protocol Exhibit
• E202™–2008, written by practitioners from across the industry, provides the contractual structure for managing the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) across a project. It also is the first AIA document written exclusively to advance the use of BIM on building projects.
• From the outset of a project, E202-2008 creates an environment that encourages model authors to share their models with downstream users, designers, contractors, schedulers, cost estimators and fabricators.
• The E202–2008 is a practical tool for the industry that:
- Specifies who is responsible for authoring each element of the model at each project phase, so no major design elements are missed or left unaddressed.
- Defines the extent to which downstream model users, such as contractors and fabricators, can use and rely on the model for scheduling, pricing, fabricating and construction.
- Assigns management of the model to a specific party by project phase, so there’s no confusion about who is managing the model at any time.
- Clarifies who owns the model and who has the right to use it.
- Allows easy modification to add or delete model elements and to revise the required levels of development on a project-by-project basis.
- Establishes standards and file formats to promote interoperability across the project.
- Provides common definitions for terms to avoid confusion.
• Through a table the parties complete for each project, E202–2008 assigns authorship of each model element by project phase.
• E202-2008 was written primarily to support a project using Integrated Project Delivery. However, it may also be used on projects delivered by more traditional methods.
• E202-2008 is not a stand-alone document, but must be attached as an exhibit to an existing agreement for design services, construction or material.