The online service enables most AIA Contract Documents to be signed digitally by inserting a placeholder in your document settings. You will still need your own digital signature as well as an application like Adobe® Acrobat Standard or Adobe® Acrobat Professional to apply your digital signature to your AIA Contract Documents final documents.
What is a digital signature?
A digital signature is an encrypted electronic file that can be used to verify the identity of the signer of an electronic document and ensure that the original content of the electronic document is unchanged.
Which AIA Contract Documents allow digital signatures?
See AIA Contracts Enabled for Digital Signatures for a list of documents that can be signed digitally.
How do I use AIA Contract Documents software to enable my AIA Contract Documents to be executed digitally?
AIA Contract Documents users have the option of using a written signature (i.e., a pen on the printed copy of the final document) or a digital signature to execute AIA Contract Documents.
By default, your AIA Contract Documents are set to support written signatures. To enable the digital signature option in your AIA Contract Documents software:
- In My Settings, click the Document tab.
- In the drop-down list that appears next to Include digital signature placeholders, select Ask Each Time.
After changing this setting, every time you generate a final document, you will be prompted whether you want to execute your document with a written signature or a digital signature. If you select the digital signature option, your document will be modified as follows:
- The security of the PDF format final document allows the insertion of a digital signature.
- A new digital signature placeholder page is inserted in the final document immediately after the written signature block.
- The notation “see attached digital signatures page” is inserted in the written signature block.
- Your document is ready for you to use your digital signing software to execute your document with your digital signature.
What do I need to add digital signatures to AIA Contract Documents?
At a minimum, you will need a:
- digital signature (you can create your own using Adobe or other software) or purchase one from a vendor, and
- digital signing software application.
Documents Enabled for Digital Signatures
|A101®–2017||Owner/Contractor Agreement—Stipulated Sum||Yes|
|A101–2017 Exhibit A||Owner/Contractor Agreement—Stipulated Sum, Ex. A: Insurance and Bonds||No|
|A102–2017||Owner/Contractor Agreement—Cost Plus Fee with GMP||Yes|
|A102–2017 Exhibit A||Owner/Contractor Agreement—Cost Plus Fee with GMP, Ex. A: Insurance and Bonds||No|
|A103–2017||Owner/Contractor Agreement—Cost Plus Fee No GMP||Yes|
|A103–2017 Exhibit A||Owner/Contractor Agreement—Cost Plus Fee No GMP, Ex. A: Insurance and Bonds||No|
|A104–2017||Abbreviated Owner/Contractor Agreement||Yes|
|A104–2017 Exhibit A||Abbreviated Owner/Contractor Agreement, Ex, A: Determination of Cost of Work||No|
|A105–2017||Short Form Owner/Contractor Agreement||Yes|
|A110-2021||Owner/Contractor Agreement - Custom Residential Project||Yes|
|A110-2021 Exhibit A||Owner/Contractor Agreement - Custom Residential Project, Ex. A: Determination of Cost of Work||No|
|A111-2021||Owner/Home Builder Agreement - Construction of Single Family Home||Yes|
|A112-2021||Owner/Home Builder Agreement - Design and Construction of Single Family Home||Yes|
|A112-2021 Exhibit A||Owner/Home Builder Agreement - Design and Construction of Single Family Home, Ex. A: Construction Phase Amendment||Yes|
|A113-2022||Owner/Contractor Agreement - Remodel of Single Family Home||Yes|
|A121-2018||Owner/Contractor Master Agreement||Yes|
|A121–2018 Exhibit A||Owner/Contractor Master Agreement, Exhibit A: Determination of Cost of Work||No|
|A132–2019||Owner/Contractor Agreement, CMa Edition||Yes|
|A132–2019 Exhibit A||Owner/Contractor Agreement, CMa Edition, Ex. A: Insurance and Bonds||No|
|A132–2019 Exhibit B||Owner/Contractor Agreement, CMa Edition, Ex. B: Determination of Cost of Work||No|
|A133–2019||Owner/Construction Manager as Constructor Agreement—Cost of Work Plus Fee with GMP||Yes|
|A133–2019 Exhibit A||Owner/Construction Manager as Constructor Agreement, Ex. A: GMP Amendment||Yes|
|A133–2019 Exhibit B||Owner/Construction Manager as Constructor Agreement, Ex. B: Insurance and Bonds||No|
|A134–2019||Owner/Construction Manager as Constructor Agreement—Cost of Work Plus Fee No GMP||Yes|
|A134–2019 Exhibit A||Owner/Construction Manager as Constructor Agreement, Ex. A: Insurance and Bonds||No|
|A141–2014 Exhibit A||Owner/Design-Builder Agreement, Ex. A: Design-Build Amendment||Yes|
|A141–2014 Exhibit B||Owner/Design-Builder Agreement, Ex. B: Insurance and Bonds||No|
|A141–2014 Exhibit C||Owner/Design-Builder Agreement, Ex. C: Sustainable Projects||No|
|A142–2014 Exhibit A||Design-Builder/Contractor Agreement, Ex. A: Terms and Conditions||No|
|A142–2014 Exhibit B||Design-Builder/Contractor Agreement, Ex. B: Insurance and Bonds||No|
|A142–2014 Exhibit C||Design-Builder/Contractor Agreement, Ex. C: Preconstruction Services||No|
|A142–2014 Exhibit D||Design-Builder/Contractor Agreement, Ex. D: Determination of Cost of Work||No|
|A145-2015||Owner/Design-Builder Residential Agreement||Yes|
|A145-2014 Exhibit A||Owner/Design-Builder Residential Agreement, Ex. A: Design-Build Amendment||Yes|
|A151–2019||Owner/Vendor Agreement for FF&E||Yes|
|A152–2019 Exhibit A||Purchase Order, Ex. A: Terms and Conditions||No|
|A195–2008||Owner/Contractor Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery||Yes|
|A195–2008 Exhibit A||Owner/Contractor Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery, Ex. A: GMP Amendment||Yes|
|A201–2007||General Conditions of Contract for Construction||No|
|A201–2017||General Conditions of Contract for Construction||No|
|A221-2018||Owner/Contractor Work Order||Yes|
|A232–2019||General Conditions of Contract for Construction, CMa Edition||No|
|A295–2008||General Conditions of Contract for Integrated Project Delivery||No|
|A305–2020||Contractor's Qualification Statement||No|
|A421–2018||Contractor/Subcontractor Master Agreement||Yes|
|A422–2018||Contractor/Subcontractor Work Order||Yes|
|A441–2014||Contractor/Subcontractor Agreement— Design-Build Project||Yes|
|A701–2018||Instructions to Bidders||No|
|A751–2019||Invitation and Instructions for Quotation— FF&E||No|