September 28, 2017 will mark ConsensusDocs' 10th Anniversary of publishing the consensus standard contracts written by and for the construction industry. NASBP is proud to be one of the first to join the ConsensusDocs coalition when it formed 10 years ago. Today, the Coalition represents 40 design and construction industry associations, and it publishes a comprehensive library of more than 100 documents that address all project delivery methods.
Brian Perlberg, Executive Director of ConsensusDocs, credits these accomplishments to those who helped along the way. “Without a doubt, ConsensusDocs wouldn’t exist without the efforts and ideas of NASBP,” said Perlberg. Since it began, the Coalition has continued to invite construction industry organizations to join and help in drafting and updating the library of consensus standard contract documents. Fourteen of the agreements have been updated in the last year. See the ConsensusDocs Documents Guide and titles of recently updated documents below .
ConsensusDocs established itself as the leader in construction contracts with the release of noted published documents, including the first standard tri-party or integrated project delivery, 300 Tri-Party Agreement, and the first standard document to comprehensively address the legal ramifications of using Building Information Modeling (BIM), ConsensusDOCS 301 BIM Addendum. Perlberg explained how the organization has grown tremendously since its start. “We doubled the stakeholders involved with ConsensusDocs from 20 to 40, we have formalized organizational rules establishing how everyone must act fairly, we quadrupled subscriptions using the documents, and we established several industry-first standard contract documents—such as BIM and IPD—that are literally driving industry improvements," he said.
These contracts were recently revised to address industry changes impacting insurance, legal, technology, and terminology:
• ConsensusDocs 200 Owner & Constructor Agreement
• ConsensusDocs 205 Owner & Constructor Short Form Agreement
• ConsensusDocs 235 Owner & Constructor Short Form Agreement (Cost of Work)
• ConsensusDocs 240 Owner & Design Professional Agreement
• ConsensusDocs 245 Owner & Design Professional Short Form Agreement
• ConsensusDocs 300 Multi-Party Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
• 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)
• ConsensusDocs 750 Constructor & Subcontractor Agreement
• ConsensusDocs 751 Constructor & Subcontractor Short Form Agreement
Because NASBP is a participating member of the ConsensusDocs Coalition, the NASBP membership can use the NASBP100 discount code for a 20% discount to purchase other ConsensusDocs.org contract subscription packages. Anyone can request a free sample of a ConsensusDocs document to review from www.consensusdocs.org.
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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 www.ConsensusDocs.org, call 1-866-925-DOCS (3627) or email support@ConsensusDocs.org.
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.