Changes To ConsensusDocs Come 2 Years Early

Engineering News Record (ENR) (among other publications, including my good friend Chris Hill's Construction Law Musings Blog) recently reported that the construction contract documents published by ConsensusDOCS were substantially updated. The update comes just a little over three years since the launch of the ConsensusDOCS program, which is a collaboration of organizations who publish a […]

ConsensusDOCS v. AIA – Form Contract Wars

While attending the Associated Owners & Developers 14th Annual Construction Industry Conference, entitled How Owners and Contractors Can Control Project Risk, here in New Orleans today, I sat in on a informative session regarding ConsensusDOCS. The session was moderated by John Orrison. David Hendrick, Daniel Lund, Jeff Paris and William Steinhardt were the featured panelists. […]

Is Failure To Achieve LEED Certification Consequential Damages?

The LEED Certification process can be quite complex.   It takes months after a project's completion to get the paperwork process, the paperwork itself can be a heafty stack, and that's not even taking into account the complicated points framework, the certification gray-areas, the de-certification process and more.... (Want a good discussion of all these frustrating […]