• Opportunity:  Our client wanted to expand its office facilities by adding a multi-story office building and covered garage, with extensive site improvements.
  • Solution:  Doerner was asked to prepare the construction documents for the project.  Our challenge was to adapt the contracts in a way that allocated the responsibilities among the architect and project manager in a manner consistent with the intent of the owner.
  • Result:  Working in close consultation with our client and the project manager, we customized and adapted basic American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract forms and used them to negotiate the contract documents for the construction manager, architect and other parties.  By focusing the negotiations on how to identify and resolve potential problems, we laid the contractual foundation for a successful project.