Everything You Need to Know: AIA Contract Documents for Small Firms

Learn how small firms and sole practitioners can benefit from the Small Projects family of documents to allocate risk effectively and make projects more successful.


Risk management and effective contract administration are crucial for small firms and sole practitioners. The Small Projects family of AIA Contract Documents provides comprehensive contract documents that can be used on residential projects, small commercial projects, or other projects of relatively low cost and brief duration, to protect the project and interests of all parties.

This course discusses the various AIA contract documents, agreements, and guides that may be of interest to small firms and sole practitioners, how to use them effectively, and resources available to make contract administration more efficient. An expert explains the common challenges small firms face and how to use appropriate contracts to properly allocate risks and responsibilities to achieve a successful project.

Learning objectives

  • Learn about the AIA Contract Documents of particular interest for use by small firms and sole practitioners.
  • Become familiar with the AIA's new documents for use on Sustainable Projects and understand how they can facilitate the provision of sustainability services and the achievement of sustainability goals on a project.
  • Access AIA Contract Documents software and web-based products geared toward small firms.
  • Know where to get AIA resources, tools and guides developed to assist you in understanding contract and risk management issues.
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  • Ken Cobleigh


    Managing Director and Counsel, AIA Contract Documents, The American Institute of Architects

    Ken serves as Managing Director and Counsel, AIA Contract Documents, at the American Institute of...
  • Mike Koger

    AIA, Esq.

    Director and Counsel

    Mike Koger, Esq. is Director and Counsel on the AIA Contract Documents team at the American...