Industry Best Practices


The ABC Partnering Committee is a partnership of ABC Delaware, AIA Delaware and large regional owners (Delaware Department of Administrative Services, University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Delaware River & Bay Authority, Christiana Care, New Castle County, Diamond State Port Corporation, Delaware Tech, City of Wilmington, Brandywine School District, Red Clay School District), providing a forum for the discussion topics of common interest to Owners, Contractors and Design Professionals in the delivery of Construction Projects. Our goal is to promote a mutual understanding of these issues and establish an open dialogue between these parties in order to become better partners in the construction process. The anticipated benefits of this unique partnership are:

• Increase Quality of Project
• Timely Project Completion
• Increased Owner Satisfaction
• Project Profitability for Entire Project Team
• Foster Spirit of Cooperation & Teamwork
• Less Aggravation & Confrontation
• Less Paperwork
After thorough research, study and discussion, the Committee periodically issues recommended Best Practices for distribution to interested parties for the benefit of all project participants. The committee has issued Best Practices on the following topics:

Record Drawings 
Electronic Documents
• Release Form referenced in Electronic Documents
Special Inspections
• Change Orders
Project Closeout


Associated Builders and Contractors
(ABC) is a national association that advances and defends the principles ofthe merit shop in the construction industry and provides its memberwith an opportunity to succeed.
The ABC Delaware office is located in theAirport Industrial Parknear the intersection ofRoute 13 & 273 in New Castle.ABC Delaware31 Blevins Drive, Suite BAirport Industrial ParkNew Castle, DE 19720(302) 328-1111(302) 323-1122 faxKent/Sussex Office9283 Old Racetrack RoadDelmar, DE  19940(302) 858-2185

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