The research proposes an overview of the importation of a Relational Project Delivery Agreement (RPDA) in Italian legislation and the related issues. The AEC sector fragmentation, caused by an increase of building complexity and a change in the industry structure, is demanding a collaborative approach to the project to allow the possibility of a holistic vision based on a BIM approach. This work provides an overview of RPDAs applications on different contexts, highlighting benefits and issues related, including litigation resolution processes. A special focus has been kept in an Italian context, where the stagnant construction market needs to be revolutionized, and better interactions among stakeholders are required. The research imports and adapts an alliance agreement, FAC-1 (Framework Alliance Contract), on Italian framework, tailoring the most important features of the model to the Italian legislation. The goal of this work is providing a methodology to validate a standard form of contract, aiming at an added value to construction sector. Further developments consist in guidelines for contract management and evaluation of the project behavior during different phases of the process.
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