Developed with contributions from National Ground Water Association (NGWA) member volunteers, ConsensusDocs recently released its new Agreement Between Owner and Geotechnical Consultant. Also known as ConsensusDocs 246, it provides a standard agreement for geotechnical consultants' services.
"With seemingly ever-increasing
environmental regulation, the geotech agreement fills a need in the industry to
protect owners and consultants alike in helping ensure both parties understand
their roles and responsibilities," states Phil Beck, partner at Smith
Currie & Hancock LLP, and chair of the geotech agreement working group.
The owner and geotechnical consultant
agreement is intended to further the ConsensusDocs Coalition's goal of writing fairer
contracts to deliver better project results with less litigation. The contracts
take a project-first approach, and provide owners an active role in the
construction process. ConsensusDocs
are said to be written in a simpler, more understandable style to promote
collaboration, and these are the only industry-standard
contracts endorsed by 35 leading design and construction industry
organizations, including NGWA.
ConsensusDocs offers a catalog of
90-plus contracts, addressing all methods of project delivery.
Follow this link to learn more
about these contracts.
Geotechnical Services Contract Now Available from ConsensusDocs
July 2, 2012