We previously reviewed a green building contract that can be used to manage the architect-owner relationship. But what about contractors?
As a member of the AGC ConsensusDOCS committee, I had the pleasure of collaborating on the ConsensusDOCS 310 Green Building Addendum, which was recently released:
On Nov. 10, ConsensusDOCS released the construction industry’s first and only comprehensive standard contract document addressing the unique risks and responsibilities associated with building green projects — the ConsensusDOCS 310 Green Building Addendum. The Addendum incorporates contractual best practices to identify the project participants’ roles and responsibilities, as well as the implementation and coordination efforts critical to achieving a successful project using green building elements, particularly those seeking third-party green building rating certification. It was drafted to work well not only with the other ConsensusDOCS contract documents, but also with other form contracts.
If you have an opportunity to review or work with ConsensusDOCS 310, I would like to hear your thoughts. Based on conversations with owners, contractors and architects, there seems to be a real need for standardized green building contracts. Simple modifications to your existing contracts are not enough.
What other relationships exist on a green building project that require a contract?