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Design Assist - Maximize the Benefits while Minimizing Risks

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Member Price: $79| Non Member Price: $99


Design-assist has become commonly used on complex projects but often is not properly addressed in your contracts or insurance. Design-assist offers a dynamic range of optional services that helps bring General Contractors, CMs, and Trade Contractors earlier into a project. Selecting better qualified trade contractors earlier in the process facilitates significantly better outcomes. Learn how owners benefit when they facilitate the design and build teams to really collaborate and provide actionable and organized information. However, if not done right, responsibilities and insurance coverage can become muddled. Learn how the recently published ConsensusDocs 541 Design Assist Addendum provides the first industry standard tool to help define and contract for design-assist.

This session will provide practical tips regarding contract terms and negotiation, as well as how to identify and reduce risks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss a range of optional services you can use to tailor your design-assist program in order to avoid a one-size fits all approach.
  • Identify practical insights regarding contract negotiations, contract administration and clarifying roles and responsibilities.
  • Explain how lean construction tools can be coordinated with design-assist to achieve a more integrated and lean project.




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