Construction Contract Drafting

Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s construction attorneys have drafted and negotiated thousands of design and construction contracts for all types of projects.
Our experience includes drafting form contracts that can be used by clients on multiple projects using either industry form contracts, such as the forms published by the American Institute of Architects, ConsensusDocs, and Design Build Institute of America, or one of our own manuscript form contracts.

Our experience in this area has enabled us to save our clients costs and properly place risk with the contracting party best equipped to manage a certain risk with the goal of finalizing contracts that assist our clients in achieving project goals.

Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s construction attorneys have drafted and negotiated virtually every type of design and construction contract in existence today, including by way of example:

  • Owner and Architect Agreements
  • Owner and Design Architect Agreements
  • Owner and Architect of Record Agreements
  • Owner and Engineer Agreements
  • Professional Services Agreement
  • Owner and Contractor Agreements where the Contract Price is a Lump Sum
  • Owner and Contractor Agreements where the Contract Price is Cost plus a Fee with a Guaranteed Maximum Price
  • Owner and Contractor Agreements where the Contract Price is Cost plus a Fee without a Guaranteed Maximum Price
  • Owner and Design Builder Agreements
  • Owner and Construction Manager Agreements
  • Owner, Architect, and Contractor Integrated Project Delivery Tri-Partite Agreements
  • Owner and Contractor Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Agreements
  • Owner and Program Manager Agreements
  • Water Reclamation Purchase Agreements
  • Maintenance and Operation Agreements
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Master Agreements for use with Work Orders
  • Add-a-Phase Contracts
  • Owner and Trade Contractor Agreements
  • Payment and Performance Bonds
  • Owner and Contractor Early Start Agreements
  • Contractor and Subcontractor Early Start Agreements
  • Railway Agreements
  • Notices to Proceed
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Teaming Agreements
  • Association Agreements
  • Purchase Orders
  • Equipment Purchase and Installation Agreements
  • Equipment Rental Agreements
  • Crane Easement Agreements
  • Change Directives
  • Change Orders
  • Amendments

Contracts drafted by Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s construction attorneys have been used on a wide variety of different projects, including by way of example

  • Commercial and Institutional Building
    – Casino and gaming
    – Convention Centers
    – Education
    – Health Care
    – Higher education
    – Hospitality
    – Maintenance and repair facilities
    – Mission critical data centers
    – Office buildings
    – Retail and sales centers
    – Supply chain distribution centers
    – Warehouses
  • Energy
    – Biogas
    – Nuclear
    – Oil and gas
    – Solar Power
    – Wind power
  • Infrastructure & Heavy Construction
    – Airport
    – Bridges
    – Civil
    – Dams
    – Highways
    – Pipelines
    – Public works
    – Tunnels
    – Water reclamation
    – Wastewater treatment
    – Water treatment
  • Manufacturing
    – Apparel
    – Automobile
    – Automotive parts
    – Fiberglass
    – Flooring
    – Food and condiments
    – Paper
    – Plastic film
    – Steel pipe
    – Windmill
    – Steel mill
    – Aerospace parts
  • Residential Housing Construction…
    – Apartments
    – Condominiums
    – Divisional ownership
    – Low Income
    – Mixed use
    – Single family
    – Student Housing
    – Subdivisions
    – Vacation club
  • Sports and Recreation
    – Aquariums
    – Stadiums
    – Training facilities