8/12/2010

Design Professional Input Into ConsensusDOCS Standard Construction Contracts Increases as CSI Joins the ConsensusDOCS Coalition

Washington, D.C.The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announced that it has joined the ConsensusDOCS Coalition.

“CSI is excited to join the ConsensusDOCS Coalition.  We look forward to bringing a diverse project team perspective to the process of creating standard contract documents for use by all participants in the construction industry.  CSI’s participation with the Coalition aligns nicely with its mission of advancing building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance,” states Walt Marlowe, CEO of CSI.

CSI is a national association of more than 13,000 volunteers (including specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility mangers, product representatives, manufacturers, owners and others who are experts in building construction industry).

CSI joins 27 other leading construction industry associations in support of the ConsensusDOCS Coalition’s mission - to create fair and balanced construction contracts: National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA), The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), Construction Owners Association of America (COAA), Women Construction Owners and Executives, USA (WCOE), The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Associated Specialty Contractors, Inc. (ASC), Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), American Subcontractors Association, Inc. (ASA), Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), Lean Construction Institute (LCI), Finishing Contractors Association (FCA), Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), National Insulation Association (NIA), National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA), Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC), National Subcontractors Alliance (NSA), Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI), National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), Door and Hardware Institute (DHI), National Ground Water Association (NGWA), American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), and Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

ConsensusDOCS offers a catalog of 90+ contract documents covering all methods of project delivery, ConsensusDOCS contracts incorporate fair risk allocation and best practices to represent the project’s best interests.  Coalition members represent Designers, Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors and Sureties (DOCS).  For more information, please visit www.ConsensusDOCS.org.

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ConsensusDOCS Media Contacts:

  • Christine Tanner, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), 703-706-4784, ctanner@csinet.org
  • Brian Turmail, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 703-837-5310, turmailb@agc.org
  • David Mendes, American Subcontractors Association (ASA), 703-684-3450 x 1335, dmendes@asa-hq.com
  • Kathy Hoffman, National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), 202-464-1175, khoffman@nasbp.org