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Posted by Geoff Weisenberger on May 2, 2008 at 12:44 PM.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently announced its approval of the addition of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) Addendum to the ConsensusDOCS catalog.
The ConsensusDOCS BIM Addendum is the first and only industry standard document to globally address the legal uncertainties associated with using BIM. The 21 leading associations representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and designers that are actively supporting ConsensusDOCS have endorsed or are anticipated to endorse this consensus standard document.
The ConsensusDOCS BIM Addendum will be published in the first half of 2008 as part of the ConsensusDOCS comprehensive catalog of contracts and forms, which address all project delivery methods. The BIM Addendum 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. The BIM Addendum has received extensive comment from the design professional community through the AGC BIMForum, a conglomeration of leaders throughout the AEC industry that have joined forces to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of BIM.
ConsensusDOCS is made up of more than 70 collaboratively drafted construction contracts. Its release last year represented the first time that broad industry representation has had an equal voice in collaboratively drafting construction contracts.