Monday, July 20, 2009

Revised Standard Design-Build Contracts Released

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) released a revision to their standard package of Design-Build contracts documents, including General Conditions.

The May 15, 2009 release revised contract documents originally issued by DBIA in 1999. According to DBIA, "The new documents adopt a menu approach that allows parties to customize contracts to their unique project, emphasizing that there is more than one way to address a particular contractual issue."

The revised documents address a number of contentious issues in Design-Build contracting and also deal with developments in the construction industry over the last ten years, including sustainable design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and electronic data.

For more information, including information about how to order the contract, visit DBIA's website.

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