EJCDC has been producing standard contract documents for over 32 years, and they are widely recognized as the most fair and objective documents in the engineering, construction, and design-build industries. A full list of the changes and updates may be found on www. Key highlights of the changes include the following:. Each EJCDC contract document is prepared by experienced engineering design and construction professionals, owners, contractors, professional liability and risk management experts, and legal counsel.

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It is drafted for the design-bid-build project delivery system. With minor revisions, it is appropriate for design-negotiate-build project delivery, and can be adapted easily to use in contracting for primary professional services on a variety of other project delivery systems.

Project owners and engineering firms have relied on E's overall content, risk allocations, and philosophical approach over the years. The edition remains consistent with prior standards. In addition, the E Agreement contains focused improvements, more options, better guidance and instructions, and an improved structure. As with past editions of E, the contents and structure of the edition are closely coordinated with E The two documents use consistent terminology and wording whenever possible.

In both documents, the Main Agreements and the Exhibits have somewhat different formatting foundations. Splitting them into two files allowed EJCDC to tighten the underlying formatting in each part, making user revisions and supplementations easier.

Users reported that, unlike the Engineer's scope of services, the Owner's responsibilities typically remain constant from project to project. In addition, many public owners prefer to place the owner's responsibilities in the main agreement itself, reserving exhibits for specific scope of services, schedule, insurance, and pricing issues.

To ensure consistency for Engineer and Subconsultant, the edition of E expressly emphasizes that the Main Agreement sets the rules for ownership, copyright, and use of the design documents that Subconsultant prepares and furnishes to Engineer. EJCDC recognized that several key scope issues would benefit from being covered in greater specificity and detail.

The Exhibit A updates to both E and E add meaningful detail to many engineering service categories, and articulate evolving industry practices, some for the first time in a standard industry contract document. A Summary of Changes to the edition of E can be found here. Since , EJCDC has developed and updated fair and objective standard documents that represent the latest and best thinking in contractual relations for engineering design and construction projects.

EJCDC documents are prepared by a committee of project stakeholders that include owners, contractors, funding entities, attorneys, professional liability insurers, and sureties.

EJCDC documents represent and distribute risk fairly and equitably among all parties to engineer-led construction projects. EJCDC documents are specifically written for public and private infrastructure and engineered facilities projects in the United States. The documents can readily be customized to suit each project's unique goals and regulatory requirements. EJCDC documents are the first choice, and most user friendly, among standard documents for infrastructure and public works construction in the United States.

Skip to main content. Lunch Ethics Contest Other Resources. Release Status:. Contact Name:. Contact Number:. Thursday, April 16, Exhibit A of E describes the comprehensive scope of the Engineer's Services, from the planning stage through design, contractor selection, and construction, to post-construction services.

Exhibit A of E, which describes the Subconsultant's Services, closely following the updates made to the scope of services in E Other significant updates to both EJCDC E and E include: A new consolidated schedule form for deliverables exhibit; Update and relocation of payment exhibit offering the user six standard compensation methods; The cost limit exhibit has been eliminated; Electronic documents protocol has been added.


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