ConsensusDOCS Poised to Change the Industry 10/15/2007 | For the first time, broad industry representation has an equal voice in collaboratively drafting construction contracts At the end of September, a diverse group of 20 construction associations representing designers, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and sureties launched ConsensusDOCS, with more than 70 collaboratively drafted construction contracts. The release of ConsensusDOCS marks the first time that broad industry representation has had an equal voice in collaboratively drafting construction contracts. The unprecedented buy-in for these contracts reflects a genuine effort to identify and employ best practices to better the industry. Lauded as one of the "most significant industry developments in the last 20 years" by Stephen Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, ConsensusDOCS is unique in that each document was drafted to reflect the project's best interests rather than a single party interest. The documents help parties to focus on better project results rather than negotiating risk-shifting contract terms or, worse, contract claims in court to assess fault. There are more than 70 documents that address all project delivery methods, from design-bid-build through a new innovative collaborative agreement. These cutting-edge contracts and forms help address emerging issues such as electronic communications and building information modeling. The broad industry involvement helped to shape contracts that represent the best interests of the project. The documents represent discussions by each group on appropriate risk sharing and other important issues. For more information, visit (http://www.consensusdocs.org/). Previous ArticleNext ArticleENERGY STAR Announces 2013 Upgrade of Portfolio Manager Twitter Facebook LinkedIn RSS Email to a Friend * required fields From* To * Message cancel Email Print Print Related Coverage Microsoft HQ Achieves Zero Waste Certification Certification Spotlight – FloorScore ADDITIONAL FM TOPICS Sustainability / Resilience 3 Money-Saving Tips for Relamping Sustainability / Resilience LG Electronics Recycles 24,000 Tons of Used Devices Sustainability / Resilience Sustainable Solutions for Aging Building Infrastructure Sustainability / Resilience 10 Pros and Cons of EPS and XPS Insulation Project Management The Key to Project Success: Collaboration Roofing The Vital Role of Insulation in Roofing Systems HVAC Portable Air Conditioners Taming Hot Summer Temperatures: Keeping People & Networks Safe Security A New Approach to Vendor Risk Management HVAC Maximize Your Return from HVAC Maintenance Plans Sponsored Links Smart roof systems improve building energy efficiency! Polyglass’ Polyfresko cap sheets with CURE Technology saves on energy. Engineered to perform, Polyfresko has superior granule adhesion and excellent puncture, stain and UV resistance.