Instructions: E203™–2013, Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Exhibit



AIA Document E203–2013 is not a stand-alone document, but must be attached as an exhibit to an existing agreement, such as the AIA Document B101™–2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, or A101®–2017, Agreement Between Owner and Contractor. Its purpose is to establish the parties’ expectations for the use of digital data and building information modeling (BIM) on the project and provide a process for developing the detailed protocols and procedures that will govern the development, use, transmission and exchange of digital data and BIM on the project. Once agreed to, E203–2013 states that the relevant protocols and procedures will be set forth in AIA Documents G201™–2013, Project Digital Data Protocol Form and G202™–2013, Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form. E203 does not create a separate license to use digital data because AIA documents for design or construction, to which E203 would be attached, already include those provisions. Parties not covered under such agreements should consider executing AIA Document C106™–2013, Digital Data Licensing Agreement. For all document details and a record of changes, see the summary  »


Using E203–2013.

As a companion to the 2013 Digital Practice documents, download the AIA Guide, Instructions and Commentary to the 2013 Digital Practice Documents to assist you in fully understanding the scope and intent of the 2013 Digital Practice documents. It provides an in-depth explanation of the 2013 Digital Practice documents on a section-by-section basis. Please consult the guide for detailed instructions on how to complete the 2013 Digital Practice documents.



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