Summary: G202™–2013, Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form





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AIA Document G202–2013 is a form that is coordinated for use with AIA Document E203™–2013, Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Protocol Exhibit. Its purpose is to document the agreed-upon protocols and procedures that will govern the development, transmission, use, and exchange of building information models on a project. It establishes the requirements for model content at five levels of development, and the authorized uses of the model content at each level of development. Through a table completed for each project, AIA Document G202–2013 assigns authorship of each model element by project milestone. G202 defines the extent to which model users may rely on model content, clarifies model ownership, and sets forth building information modeling standards and file formats. For use and execution of a document, see its instructions  »



AIA Document G202–2013, Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form, is one of the AIA’s 2013 Digital Practice documents, which also include AIA Documents E203–2013, Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Exhibit, and G201™–2013, Project Digital Data Protocol Form. AIA Document G202–2013 is not a stand-alone document, and is intended to be used with E203–2013 to detail the agreed-upon protocols relating to the development and creation of a Building Information Model for the Project. A Building Information Model is a digital representation of the Project, or a portion of the Project.

AIA Document E203–2013 allows the Parties to document, at the outset of the Project, their general expectations about how, and the extent to which, Digital Data and Building Information Modeling will be used and relied upon on the Project. Having set the baseline expectations regarding Digital Data and Building Information Modeling, AIA Document E203–2013 then requires the Project Participants, “[a]s soon as practical” after execution of the agreement, to meet and decide upon the necessary and relevant protocols for the development and use of Digital Data and Models. Once agreed to, the protocols are memorialized in AIA Documents G201–2013 and G202–2013. AIA Document G202–2013 is used to document the agreed-upon Modeling protocols. Once agreed to and set forth in G202–2013, the Project Participants are required to develop, use and rely on the Model in accordance with the Modeling protocols

Because AIA Document G202–2013 is a form document, and not part of the underlying agreements, it can be modified and adjusted as necessary, through the collaborative efforts of the Project Participants, without the need to formally amend the Parties’ agreements. By the terms of the AIA Document E203–2013, however, each Project Participant has agreed to follow the protocols once established and agreed upon, as well as any subsequently agreed upon revisions to the protocols.

AIA Document G202–2013 is intended to be used on any project that utilizes Digital Data, whether the project is delivered by traditional methods or Integrated Project Delivery. 


This document is intended to be used in conjunction with AIA Document E203–2013 and AIA Document G201–2013.


Changes from the previous edition. 

AIA Documents E203–2013, G201–2013, and G202–2013 are intended to update AIA Document E201™–2007, Digital Data Protocol Exhibit, and AIA Document E202™–2008, Building Information Modeling Protocol Exhibit. The updated 2013 Digital Practice documents include a substantial amount of content from E201–2007 and E202–2008. The content, however, has been restructured, edited and expanded upon in an effort to make the updated documents more usable and comprehensive. This process has resulted in a set of documents that are structurally different from their predecessors. For more detailed information on the structure and content of E203, G201, and G202, please consult the AIA Guide, Instructions and Commentary to the 2013 Digital Practice Documents.

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