Brian Perlberg Mediaplanet's Construction in America Campaign in USA Today December 2017
The AEC industry is fragmented and slow moving. The legal industry, which drives the structural relationships in construction contracts, is even slower to change. The combination has us stuck in the morass of contractual silos that create confrontation. Some wear this as a badge of honor. They follow a similar pathway that has been around for over a hundred years and have a mountain of case law dissecting the corpses of dead projects gone wrong interpreting this approach...Read More
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) greatly improves project outcomes by realigning the contractual relationships of project team members to serve the best interests of the project rather than any one team member...Read More.
Construction is a risky business and so is predicting the future. Looking forward, two types of general contractors will exist: those that embrace change and plan accordingly, and those that stay the course and sink. Industry standard contracts establish the foundation for risk in construction, and they are changing too.
ConsensusDocs, a coalition effort that produces best practice standard construction contracts, has recently updated its most used prime and subcontract agreements as part of a five-year revision cycle...Read More