Associated General Contractors of America

New Standard Agreement for Constructors and Testing Laboratories

The ConsensusDocs Coalition is publishing a new standard contract for testing laboratory services. General contractors, contractually referred to as constructors, often contract with an independent testing lab. Since lab service contracts present unique issues, a new industry standard contract is needed.

“The new agreement provides a fair and balanced contractual foundation for contractors and testing labs alike to ensure that both parties clearly understand their respective roles and responsibilities,” said Joe Leone, Chair of the ConsensusDocs working group that created the document and Partner at Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP in Indianapolis, IN. “This new short form agreement should facilitate the procurement of lab services for all types of construction projects.”

The ConsensusDocs 748 helps protect constructors and the labs they retain to ensure that all parties know their respective roles and responsibilities. Like all ConsensusDocs form agreements, ConsensusDocs 748 is developed with the consensus of many different industry perspectives based on fair and balanced, best practice principles.

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