Using Digital Signatures

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:

 

  1. In My Settings, click the Document tab.
  2. 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

List is grouped alphanumerically by series, including A-SeriesB-SeriesC-SeriesD-SeriesE-Series and G-Series.

 

A-Series:

Number Description Digital Signature
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 Owner/Design-Builder Agreement Yes
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 Design-Builder/Contractor Agreement Yes
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 Purchase Order 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
A310–2010 Bid Bond Yes
A312–2010 Payment Bond Yes
A312–2010 Performance Bond Yes
A313–2020 Warranty Bond Yes
A401–2017 Contractor/Subcontractor Agreement Yes
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

 

B-Series:

 

C-Series:

 

D-Series:

 

E-Series:

 

G-Series:

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