July 13, 2010

Washington, D.C. – The Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) announced that is has joined the ConsensusDOCS coalition, which creates standard contract documents for use by all participants in the construction industry.

“We are excited to join this growing coalition of construction industry associations dedicated to providing fair and balanced contract documents,” states Suzanne P. Shomers, CAE, Chief Financial Officer of DHI.  “Not only will DHI members benefit from this new affiliation, but the construction industry as a whole will benefit from DHI’s base of more than 5,000 professional members representing contract door and hardware distributors, manufacturers, and independent sales agents across the U.S., Canada and abroad.”

Established in 1975, DHI is the only professional association dedicated to the Architectural Openings Industry.  With the purpose of advancing life safety and security within the built environment, DHI represents the North American openings marketplace as the advocate and primary resource for information, professional development and certification.  With the focus on our members, DHI strives to be the indispensable resource for industry trends, best business practices and advanced education.  DHI remains a powerful advocate for creating a favorable code environment in the life safety and security industry.

DHI joins 23 other leading construction industry associations in support of the ConsensusDOCS contract documents: National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA), The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), Construction Owners Association of America (COAA), 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), National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA), and Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

ConsensusDOCS contracts are the first and only industry standard contracts written and endorsed by 24 leading construction organizations.  Offering a catalog of more than 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.  Endorsing organizations represent Designers, Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors, and Sureties (DOCS).  For more information or to download excerpted samples, please visit www.ConsensusDOCS.org.


ConsensusDOCS Media Contacts:

  • Suzanne Shomers, Door and Hardware Institute (DHI), 703-766-7002, SShomers@dhi.org
  • Terry Cook, Construction Owners Association of America (COAA), 800-994-2622, coaa@coaa.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
  • Dan Walter, Associated Specialty Contractors (ASC), 301-215-4520, dgw@necanet.org
  • Dean D’Ambrosi, Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), 609-452-8000, ddambrosi@cfma.org