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June 6, 2012

ConsensusDocs has just released three new standard contract documents to meet the needs of an evolving construction industry. Firms working on joint ventures, geotechnical consulting, or prequalifying a design-builder now have ready-to-use forms that simplify the process of getting contracts signed and work performed.

June 4, 2012
Doing public work for federal, state and local agencies has become riskier and more challenging each year. Even small mistakes made while working to meet complex requirements can have enormous consequences. Only contractors working for federal agencies are required by law to implement an ethics and compliance program, but all government contractors are at risk of costly suspension or debarment if violations occur, and all contractors have a reputation to protect.
May 1, 2012
The 2012 AGC Contractors Environmental Conference, June 7-8, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia, is your chance to network with your peers and learn from more than 30 speakers the latest environmental strategies that are saving contractors money, improving operations and taking firms to the next level. 
November 10, 2011
The new $4.4 million, 17,500-square-foot Capital Park Family Health Center in Columbus, Ohio, is the first major 100 percent ConsensusDOCS project in Ohio. “The Capital Park Family Health Center project represents a real construction achievement.” said Donald Gregory, Esq. of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter.
November 7, 2011
In an ongoing effort to assist the design and construction industry, ConsensusDOCS has released an Index to the ConsensusDOCS 240 – Agreement Between Owner and Design Professional.  You can view the free Index at  The Index will help you find the location of common terms throughout the document, and includes references to articles, sections, subsections and page numbers.
October 27, 2011
The 26th annual Construction SuperConference, sponsored by AGC, will be held in San Francisco on Dec. 14-16th, and is “recognized as the preeminent construction conference” drawing design and construction professionals, including contractors, design professionals, attorneys, owners and consultants.  Designed for mid- to senior-level management professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets, it brings to the forefront new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry.  Panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and construction experts will address some of the most challenging issues.
October 11, 2011
On Oct. 26th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET, a distinguished panel experienced in construction contract drafting and negotiation will review the major provisions of the ConsensusDOCS 703 Standard Purchase Agreement for Noncommodity Goods by a Constructor.  The interactive panel will identify and analyze critical elements for successful contract negotiations regarding the purchase of complex goods to meet project-specific needs. 
October 7, 2011
The ConsensusDOCS 752 – Subcontract for Federal Government Construction Projects was created specifically to assist contractors and subcontractors comply with new and complex federal laws and regulations.  The ConsensusDOCS Federal Subcontract is the only standard agreement that addresses the terms and conditions essential to comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”).  Even seasoned federal government contractors, but especially contractors new to the federal market, should consider using this contract when subcontracting Federal work. 
October 3, 2011
Construction Management (CM) At-Risk and Agency CM contracts depart from the traditional model of construction contracting.  ConsensusDOCS offers a variety of construction management contracts and coordinated administrative forms that are written and endorsed by organizations with memberships that are primary to CM agreements. Practitioners like Contractors and Construction Managers look to ConsensusDOCS contracts to fairly balance the complex risks and utilize best practices on CM projects whether guaranteeing a GMP or Agency, CM. Moreover, all ConsensusDOCS documents are written in a straight-forward fashion to provide clear understanding of roles and responsibilities.
September 28, 2011
Sept. 28, 2011 marks the fourth anniversary of ConsensusDOCS - the only standard contracts written by a broad coalition of the design and construction industry.  


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