We are currently an authorized distributor for AIA Contract Documents in the following thirteen counties of Maryland: Allegeny, Calvert, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, Prince Georges, St. Marys, Somerset, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester.
All other counties in Maryland are served by the AIA Baltimore Chapter: 410-625-2585.
AIAPV Document Order From
Orders from AIAPV members only and over $50 are accepted by phone, fax, mail or e-mail and the member will be invoiced.
All others must mail order form with advance payment by credit card, check, or money order payable to AIAPV. Be sure to include required shipping/handling fee and Maryland sales tax if you are a Maryland resident or firm.
By appointment, documents may be purchased at the Chapter House on the University of Maryland Campus. Please call first: 301.935.5544.
Overview of AIA Documents
The documents produced by the AIA are the most widely used standard form contracts in the construction industry. They facilitate communication among all the parties involved in construction, which makes it easier to produce a high quality project in a timely and economical fashion.
AIA documents are fair.
AIA contracts and forms are consensus documents that reflect advice from practicing architects, contractors, engineers as well as owners, surety bond producers, issuers and attorneys. AIA documents balance the interest of all the parties, so not one interest, including that of the architect, is unfairly presented.
AIA documents reflect industry practices, not theory.
Where practices are inconsistent or no guidelines for practices exist, the AIA documents provide a consensus-based model for practitioners to follow.
AIA documents reflect changing construction practices and technology.
AIA documents are revised regularly to accommodate changes in professional and industry practices, insurance and technology. AIA documents reflect the law. AIA documents are revised and updated to incorporate changes resulting from court interpretations and rulings, legal precedent, and nuances.
AIA documents are flexible.
AIA documents can be easily modified to accommodate individual project demands. Such changes are easily distinguished from the original, printed language.
AIA documents are easy to interpret.
AIA documents use the common meaning of words and phrases. Industry and legal jargon is avoided whenever possible.