ConsensusDocs Publishes New Standard Contract for Testing Laboratory Services

The ConsensusDocs has released ConsensusDocs 749, a new standard contract for testing laboratory services, specifically designed for testing hazardous waste. Contractors are often required to retain independent testing lab services. Since lab service contracts, particularly hazardous testing services, present unique issues, a standard contract should help provide consistency in the industry.

“Construction projects can come to a halt when encountering unexpected potentially hazardous waste,” said Robert H. (Bob) Pratt, FCPE, Chair of the ConsensusDocs working group that created the document and Executive Vice President and Principal of Demand Construction Services, Inc. in Englewood, CO. “This new industry-standard agreement will help facilitate getting all types of construction projects back on track when facing this difficult situation.”

The ConsensusDocs 749 was developed with the consensus of many different industry perspectives based on fair and balanced, best practice principles. 

The NASBP membership receives a 20% discount on all ConsensusDocs purchases. Simply use Discount Code “
NASBP400” when prompted at purchase at

ConsensusDocs Software Training Webinars

The following are free online tours of the ConsensusDocs cloud-based platform training sessions:

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

This 60-minute webinar addresses these aspects of the ConsensusDocs technology platform:
  • 24/7 Access – Access contracts anytime, anywhere via a secure cloud-based system.
  • Easy Editing – Use MS Word® to customize ConsensusDocs contracts.
  • Easy Collaboration – Collaborate with others for free - you control editing rights.
  • Favorites – ConsensusDocs contracts modified to meet your unique needs.
  • Conversions – Upload and convert your own documents.
  • Comparisons – Quickly see differences between documents.
  • Free Guidance – Embedded instructions and the free ConsensusDocs Guidebook. 

Request a Free Sample ConsensusDocs Contract

Remember that full, sample ConsensusDocs contracts can be requested. To request a full sample ConsensusDocs contract for your internal review purposes, fill out the ConsensusDocs Sample Request form that is at Note that any use of the contract, other than for internal review purposes, must come from a valid subscription purchase at

Copyright Licensing

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 

Remember: The NASBP membership receives a 20% discount on all ConsensusDocs purchases. Simply use Discount Code “NASBP400” when prompted at purchase at

ConsensusDocs Documents are the only contracts endorsed by 41 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 41 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.