ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announced that it has joined the ConsensusDOCS Coalition. ConsensusDOCS is a coalition of 33 design and construction industry associations that creates standard contract documents designed to be fair for all participants in the construction industry.

As a member of the coalition, ACCA now has the opportunity to provide input and feedback into the creation and updates of the contracts that are available through ConsensusDOCS. ACCA members also receive a 20 percent discount when purchasing the documents.

“ACCA joined ConsensusDOCS to give our members access to a large number of contracts that have been created and reviewed by experts in the construction industry to make them fair for all parties involved,” said Hilary Atkins, ACCA’s general counsel, and senior vice president of finance & administration. “While each of these documents should be reviewed by the contractor and their legal counsel before using them, this library gives contractors a solid starting point to work from, making the process easier.”

To find out more about ConsensusDOCS, visit

Publication date:03/14/2011