Recently, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) released the latest version of their set of standard contract documents, covering a wide range of agreements necessary to construction. It includes the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (AIA A201), which governs the relationship between owner and contractor, and is incorporated into its architect agreement. AGC did not endorse...Read More.
Design-build is particularly adept at controlling the growth of costs and schedule extensions over the life of a project. There are many factors that make this possible. Critical among them are...Read More.
Using fair contracts to get better project results with fewer claims makes sense for today's construction industry, but how do you create an unbiased contract that balances risks and rewards appropriately among all parties? The answer... Download Here
Brian Perlberg Mediaplanet's Construction in America Campaign in USA Today December 2017
The AEC industry is fragmented and slow moving. The legal industry, which drives the structural relationships in construction contracts, is even slower to change. The combination has us stuck in the morass of contractual silos that create confrontation. Some wear this as a badge of honor. They follow a similar pathway that has been around for over a hundred years and have a mountain of case law dissecting the corpses of dead projects gone wrong interpreting this approach...Read More
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) greatly improves project outcomes by realigning the contractual relationships of project team members to serve the best interests of the project rather than any one team member...Read More.
Construction is a risky business and so is predicting the future. Looking forward, two types of general contractors will exist: those that embrace change and plan accordingly, and those that stay the course and sink. Industry standard contracts establish the foundation for risk in construction, and they are changing too.
ConsensusDocs, a coalition effort that produces best practice standard construction contracts, has recently updated its most used prime and subcontract agreements as part of a five-year revision cycle...Read More
The key was getting away from the traditional perspective of a particular segment of the industry writing the contract to getting all the players perspectives to better align all parties to reach project completion successfully...Read More