The ConsensusDocs Coalition has published the industry's first Lean Addendum standard contract document.
ConsensusDocs 305 is an industry-first document to facilitate lean tools without the need to sign a multi-party IPD agreement. The publication is a contractual mechanism meant for owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, and subcontractors.
It allows all parties to take advantage of lean construction efficiencies and set in writing a more collaborative and cooperative culture on projects. “This new standard addendum is perfect for all stakeholders involved in the design and construction process interested in incorporating lean processes on CM At-Risk projects,” says Joe Cleves, a lawyer who served as chair for the ConsensusDocs Coalition working group that developed the Lean Addendum. “Publication of this document will benefit the industry in adopting lean tools, which have a demonstrated increase in construction productivity.”
The ConsensusDocs 305 coordinates well with a CM At-Risk agreement as the underlying prime agreement, such as the ConsensusDocs 500 CM At-Risk agreement, according a news release from ConsensusDocs.