(WESTERVILLE, OH — June 13, 2012) Developed with contributions from National Ground Water Association member volunteers, ConsensusDocs recently released its new Agreement Between Owner and Geotechnical Consultant. Also known as ConsensusDocs 246, it provides a balanced 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 furthers 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 written in a simpler, more understandable style to promote collaboration, communication, and integration. They are the only contracts endorsed by 35 leading design and construction industry organizations, including NGWA. With a catalog of 90-plus contracts addressing all methods of project delivery, ConsensusDocs incorporate fair risk allocation and best practices for building a better way.
To learn more about these contracts, and the 20 percent purchase discount available to NGWA members, visit the ConsensusDocs page on our Web site or call 800 551.7379 (614 898.7791).
NGWA, a nonprofit organization composed of U.S. and international groundwater professionals — contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, scientists, and engineers — is dedicated to advancing groundwater knowledge. NGWA’s vision is to be the leading groundwater association that advocates the responsible development, management, and use of water.
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