Integrated Project Delivery Agreements in Construction Contracting

Crafting IPD Contracts Using the AIA and ConsensusDOCS Forms

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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This CLE course will provide guidance to construction counsel for evaluating whether and when to use the AIA or ConsensusDOCs form documents for integrated project delivery (IPD) agreements. The panel will explain the key features of the forms and discuss issues that frequently arise during contract negotiations.


A complex construction project will only run smoothly if all parties to the project—the owner, architect and contractor—clearly understand and agree on the goals of the project and the responsibilities of each party early on, and frequently communicate about its progress.

Integrated project delivery (IPD) is a three-party agreement among the owner, architect and contractor that encourages early involvement of all parties during preconstruction; uses technology to reach decisions and set goals; and fosters collaboration and cooperation among parties.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ConsensusDOCs have each created form IPD documents, which address risk allocation, contingencies and liability limitations. Construction counsel must understand the key features of each form to decide which best meets their clients’ goals.

Listen as our authoritative panel of construction counsel compares and contrasts the AIA and ConsensusDOCs forms for IPD and explains best practices for crafting IPD agreements.



  1. Integrated project delivery (IPD)
    1. What is it?
    2. Parties involved
    3. Benefits
    4. Risks
  2. Crafting IPD contracts using the AIA forms or ConsensusDOCs 300 documents
    1. Deciding which form to use
    2. Roles and responsibilities
    3. Structure and management
    4. Costs and compensation


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the benefits and risks of using the integrated project delivery (IPD) process in construction projects?
  • What key considerations should construction counsel take into account when deciding whether the AIA form or ConsensusDOCs form is most appropriate for their client?
  • What are some best practices for construction counsel when negotiating risk allocation, contingencies and liability limitations in IPD agreements?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Patrick J. O'Connor
Patrick J. O'Connor

Faegre & Benson

He has advised and represented numerous clients in contract negotiations involving large commercial projects. His areas...  |  Read More

Scott R. Sleight
Scott R. Sleight

Ahlers & Cressman

His practice emphasizes construction, including representation at the front end, during and after the conclusion of...  |  Read More

Richard M. Shapiro
Richard M. Shapiro

Farella Braun & Martel

He has a diverse real estate practice representing clients in transactions related to complex project development,...  |  Read More

Howard Goldberg
Howard Goldberg

Goldberg Besche & Banks

He is legal counsel to the Documents Committee of the American Institute of Architects. He is a frequent author and...  |  Read More

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