Construction Contracts

Allensworth & Porter, LLP has an extensive practice drafting and negotiating construction contracts. Our lawyers have written extensively on the benefits of thoughtful drafting of construction contracts, and are frequent lecturers on contract issues. We believe that careful preparation of construction agreements can minimize the scope and potential for disputes.

We have written numerous manuscript contracts, but usually work with industry forms promulgated by the American Institute of Architects, the Engineer’s Joint Council on Construction Documents, and the Associated General Contractors’ ConsensusDOCS.  We are familiar with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and have written a chapter comparing the AIA’s Integrated Project Delivery System and the ConsensusDOCS’ 301 BIM Addendum.

The lawyers at Allensworth & Porter have assisted owners in selecting project delivery systems, and in the drafting of all the contracts on several substantial projects involving both vertical and horizontal construction.

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Publications

  • Key Clauses in Design and Construction Contracts for Condominium Projects (Read More)
    Place: Presented to the State Bar of Texas 29th Annual Construction Law Conference (2016).
    Author/Speaker: Joe R. Basham
  • Overview of Contract Law
    Place: Presentation for HalfMoon Education, Inc.: Legal Issues for Texas Civil Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors (Nov. 19, 2015).
    Author/Speaker: Will W. Allensworth
  • Architect/Engineer Defense in Practice
    Place: Presented to the State Bar of Texas 28th Annual Construction Law Conference (2015).
    Author/Speaker: Will W. Allensworth (co-authored and presented by Matthew B. Cano)
  • Overview of Contract Law
    Place: Presentation for HalfMoon Education, Inc.: Legal Issues for Texas Civil Engineers (Aug. 13, 2014).
    Author/Speaker: Will W. Allensworth
  • Recent Developments in Construction Law
    Place: Presented to the AACEI Central Texas Section Meeting (Nov. 14, 2012).
    Author/Speaker: Travis W. Brown