ConsensusDocs Publishes Updated Design-Build Agreements

Updated Design-Build Agreements

ConsensusDocs has published updated design-build agreements and the 500 CM At-risk document.The revised contracts address industry changes impacting insurance, legal, technology, and terminology. The Coalition will continue to release new and updated contract documents throughout 2017, and beyond, to further its mission of helping the industry build a better way. See the full titles of these agreements below. 

Published in March 2017:

ConsensusDocs 410 Owner & Design-Builder Agreement (Cost of Work Plus Fee with GMP)
ConsensusDocs 415 Owner & Design-Builder Agreement (Lump Sum)
ConsensusDocs 420 Design-Builder & Design Professional Agreement
ConsensusDocs 450 Design-Builder & Subcontractor Agreement
ConsensusDocs 460 Design-Builder & Subcontract Agreement (Cost Plus with GMP)
ConsensusDocs 500 Owner & Construction Manager Agreement (GMP with Preconstruction Services Option)

Published in 2016 and Early 2017

ConsensusDocs 200 Owner & Constructor Agreement
ConsensusDocs 205 Owner & Constructor Short Form Agreement 
ConsensusDocs 235 Owner & Constructor Short Form Agreement (Cost of Work)
ConsensusDocs 245 Owner & Design Professional Short Form Agreement
ConsensusDocs 240 Owner & Design Professional Agreement
ConsensusDocs 750 Constructor & Subcontractor Agreement
ConsensusDocs 751 Constructor & Subcontractor Short Form Agreement

For additional information about the revised and updated ConsensusDocs documents, see these articles:
Article by Frank J. Madigan, Partner at the law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP, "Navigating The “Flow-Down” Of Risk Through Multiple Contract Lawyers" published in the ConsensusDocs Construction Law Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2017.

Article by Brian Perlberg, Esq. Senior Counsel for Construction Law, AGC of America, Executive Director for ConsensusDocs, "AGC-Endorsed ConsensusDocs Helps You Stay Ahead of the Curve," published in Constructor Magazine, March/April 2017 Edition.

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Anyone interested in using ConsensusDocs for educational or legal research purposes can apply for a free ConsensusDocs copyright license. Once the application is processed, applicants will receive a numbered copyright license letter and full watermarked samples of the requested documents. Licenses must be renewed on a yearly basis and are contingent upon compliance with the terms of the license letter. To complete an application for copyright licensing, visit the resources page at

ConsensusDocs Documents are the only contracts endorsed by 40 leading design and construction industry organizations. Offering a library of 100+ contract documents addressing all methods of project delivery, ConsensusDocs incorporate fair risk allocation and best practices to represent the project’s best interests. Coalition members represent design professionals, owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties (DOCS). For more information, visit, call 1-866-925-DOCS (3627) or email

NASBP is an endorsing organization of the ConsensusDocs coalition, an unprecedented effort by 40 industry organizations to identify industry best practices and to incorporate such practices in a new generation of construction industry standard form documents. Find out more at the NASBP's involvement with ConsensusDocs by clicking here.