As previously discussed on this blog, one of the form contract sets available for construction projects is that of ConsensusDocs. ConsensusDocs was created in 2007, based on the (now discontinued) Associated General Contractors of America forms.
The newest ConsensusDocs forms have been released–three years early. As explained by Chris Hill on his Construction Law Musings blog, the early release is due to the many changes in the construction industry since the release of the first documents in 2007.
Now there is a free webinar that will discuss the changes to the revised ConsensusDocs forms, including topics such as:
- Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Green construction considerations
- Claims mitigation
The webinar will take place:
Thursday, March 31st from 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM ET
Questions about ConsensusDOCS or other form contract documents? Drop me a line in the comment section, below.
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Thanks for your comments. Obviously, with the AGC/contractor background and focus, the ConsensusDocs do leave less responsibility with the architect. I will put this in the hopper for a future post. In the meantime, if you want to do a guest post on the subject, drop me an email.
I would look forward to a future posting from you on the relationship of ConsensusDocs to traditional architectural practice. The particular issues I noted when I reviewed them several years ago were: 1) the truncated architect services during the construction phase – which may not meet code official requirements – and 2) the elevation of contractor submittals to the status of contract documents. The latter is particularly interesting, as there appears to be potential conflict between this new status for contractor-prepared submittals and key building code and state architectural licensure statutes, as well as the provisions in architectural professional liability insurance policies. Thoughts?
Thanks for the shout out Melissa. I appreciate it.