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They were the best contracts that could be had without the expense of an attorney. You’d pay probably about the same as 5 to 10 AIA documents would cost you – but after those aka to 10 uses you’d have to spend more money to get more AIA documents.

When using a contract that an attorney draws up for you it would be reusable samplee unlimited number of times presumably and would most likely be in Microsoft Word format. Construction Forms and Apps for your smart devices. Nothing on my websites is to be considered legal advice.

It’s a way for the AIA to ensure that you purchase new forms every time you need one; they know that the red text isn’t something you want to put in front of your customers or your subs.

Samlle it’s written for your company but how can it possibly take into account every project that you’ll ever do? It’s not only the best program to use, it’s also the least expensive. According to the AIA aiaa honchos the two documents A and A together will usually be ‘suitable for large or complex projects’.


And once again I haven’t even touched on the samplee copies of the boiler-plate subcontractor contract you’ll need. It might sound like not a big deal – until you find out how much each form costs for ONE usage keep reading for more info on that!

There was a time when the AIA contracts were considered ‘the gold standard’. Click here to visit PDFFiller. Back to the top of this page: But really – how can boiler-plate contracts be “sufficient” or “good enough” for any contractor samplf any project?

Comments Please enter your comments and questions about this article in the box below. Everything is written from “in the trenches” experience. I’m also pretty sure rather presumptuous I am at times ;o that it’s rather obvious to you, an informed contractor, that there are waaaaay more project sizes than the AIA could ever account for with contracts.

Your contracts will always be up-to-date and iron-clad! It does everything I listed above plus SO much more. Unfortunately though the prices on these documents ai astronomical – almost like the AIA thinks its forms aren’t just the gold standard but that they’re actually made of gold!

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The form s reside in your library at PDFFiller waiting for you whenever you need them. A01 how can it possibly take into account every type of trade you’ll ever need, and every subcontractor you’ll samle hire? I’m pretty sure that you don’t do the exact same type of work that your contractor buddies do, or at least some of them.


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AIA Forms A Standard Form Of Agreement Between the Owner and Contractor

Obviously having a contract that you can fill in with your computer and re-use is a definite pro as opposed to a con when it comes to hiring an attorney. And if you choose to use photocopies beware that there’s a line of red text at the bottom of the document that warns the user and recipient that if the text isn’t red then the document isn’t original and could be out-of-date.

The only way that boiler-plate contracts will ever be truly suitable ‘for most projects’ is when contractors all start doing the exact same work and all the construction projects are exactly the same.

So if you use the Xample then you’re automatically roped into purchasing and using another of their forms the A Within 1 to 3 projects depending on how many subs you have on each project this program will have paid for itself. And I haven’t even yet taken into account all the contracts that you have to purchase for each sub on the job!

State-Required Documents Each state’s program has every single form required by that state.