ABA Forum on Construction Law presents 3rd edition of THE Construction Contracts Book

July 9, 2020

THE Construction Contracts Book is now in its third edition and is available at this link:  THE Construction Contracts Book.

As the full title states, it provides annotated analysis and comparison of the industry form contract documents.  It serves as an invaluable resource offering topic-by-topic comparison of the forms of agreements from the AIA, the EJCDC, and ConsensusDOCS.

David is the Chairman of the Publication Committee for the FOCL and served as an editor of this latest edition.

Most construction lawyers are familiar with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) forms of agreements, and the ConsensusDOCS forms. Now completely revised based upon the latest editions of these form contracts, this invaluable resource offers a topic-by-topic comparison of these forms by providing:

  • An easy-reference guide to how the AIA, ConsensusDOCS and EJCDC forms treat the most significant issues in owner/contractor/subcontractor and owner/design professional agreements
  • Proposed alternative language for situations where the form contract approach may not provide the best solution
  • List comparing the most significant provisions from each of these forms (on the CD-ROM)

Each chapter is organized by a topic that is addressed in each of the AIA, ConsensusDOCS and EJCDC owner/contractor/subcontractor or owner/design professional agreements. Chapters are then broken down into three sections. The first section provides general background about the topic, identifying in summary format the critical issues involved with that particular topic. The second section describes the relevant contract provisions in the form contracts that address the topic and compares them to one another. The final section provides alternative clauses for the practitioner to consider in addressing the topic at hand.

Consistent with the goals of the Forum’s Publication Committee, THE Construction Contracts Book (3rd Ed) is a concise, focused and practice-oriented book that should be on every construction lawyer’s bookshelf.