BIM Contract Provides Best Practices Standard

Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently approved the addition of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Addendum to the ConsensusDOCS catalog. The BIM contract is the first and only industry standard document to globally address the legal uncertainties associated with using BIM. Twenty-one leading associations representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and designers that are actively supporting ConsensusDOCS have endorsed or are anticipated to endorse this standard document.

The BIM Addendum will be published in the first half of 2008 as part of the Consensus DOCS comprehenstive catalog of contracts and forms, which address all project delivery methods. The contract provides a tool to utilize BIM from start to finish, thereby allowing contractors to more closely integrate project delivery with owners and design professionals. It is also flexible enough to be used as an addendum in more traditional contracting methods.

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