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 of the merit shop in the construction industry and provides its members with an opportunity to succeed.
The ABC Delaware office is located in the Airport Industrial Park near the intersection of Route 13 & 273 in New Castle.
ABC Delaware
31 Blevins Drive, Suite B
Airport Industrial Park
 New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 328-1111
(302) 323-1122 fax
Kent/Sussex Office
28 the Circle in Georgetown. Located on the 2nd floor of the historic “Richards Mansion”, Georgetown DE  19947
(302) 858-2185

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