Edward Seglias presented at the Design-Build Institute of America Tri-State Chapter Inaugural Event on October 6, 2015 in Philadelphia. Ed and Kevin Peartree of Ernstrom & Dreste discussed and compared form contracts commonly used in Design-Build Projects including AIA, Consensus Docs and EJCDC Design-Build Forms. Their discussion highlighted the benefits and risks associated with the standard forms for owners, contractors and designers alike. Talking points include:
- How do the different forms address: Early Phases of a Design-Build Project, Setting the Price, Standards of Care, Performance Guarantees, Site Information, Responsibilities of the Owner, Contractor, and Designer, and Ownership of Documents.
- What the design-build subcontractor should look for: Performance Based Contract, Scope of Work, Incorporation by Reference, and Flow-Down Clauses.
- What you need in a Design-Build Teaming Agreement: Structure of the Team, Risk/Reward Sharing, Design-Builder and A/E Services, and Risk Allocation.
For more information, please visit the DBIA website.