ConsensusDocs Coalition Releases First-of-its-Kind Contract Designed for Use with Commissioning Services


WASHINGTON – September 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The ConsensusDocs Coalition is publishing a new, first of its kind, contract for projects using commissioning services. The ConsensusDocs 820 Owner and Commissioning Authority Agreement provides fair language for Owners to use when procuring commissioning services to verify building system performance. The new contract also establishes the rights and obligations of the professional who will serve as the Commission Authority.

“This agreement fills a serious void for building owners and the companies providing commission authority services for them,” said Brian Perlberg, Executive Director and Counsel for ConsensusDocs. “This standard contract will save time, money and heartache as an off-the-shelf contract that does not have to be drafted from scratch.”

Perlberg noted that the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the leading association of certified commissioning authorities, provided input and is endorsing the document. The document is also based on input from members of the American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and others in the field.

Like all ConsensusDocs form agreements, ConsensusDocs 820 was developed with the consensus of many different industry perspectives based on fair and balanced, best practice principles.

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