Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee
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In selecting contracts and documents for use in engineering and construction projects, it is important to use documents specific for your type of project. Documents published by the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC®) are the highest quality standard documents specifically written for infrastructure projects in the United States. Delivered in user friendly MSWord, EJCDCdocuments are a cost effective solution that can be customized to suit your project. In addition, EJCDC documents are time-tested over decades of use in various legal jurisdictions. EJCDC documents distribute risk over all parties thus minimizing the prospect of costly disputes.
New! The newly released, updated editions of Engineering Series: E-560-564-568-530 are consultant agreements between the Engineer and its specialty consultants. All follow the 2014 edition of EJCDC® E-570 as closely as the unique nature of each specialty service allows. Updates to these documents can be found here: Summary of ChangesE-530,560,564,568.
EJCDC recently released a brand new document, the 2014 edition of P3-508, Public-Private Partnership Agreement. As a pioneering document in the United States, EJCDC® P3-508 was developed following reviews of dozens of P3 agreements already in use, and with the advice of owners, attorneys, financiers, developers, contractors, and design professionals experienced with P3 delivery both in the United States and abroad.
2013 edition of the Construction Series Documents are now available in the Online Store. The new 2013 edition is updated to reflect current business practices and includes four entirely new documents. Find out what is new in the 2013 edition in “Construction Series 2013 Highlights“
New!! Please note: As of April 14, 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utility Service (RUS) has preapproved a select group of EJCDC’s 2013 Construction Series Documents for use on projects funded under the RUS Water and Waste Disposal program as described in RUS_2014_Bulletin_1780-26.The selection of RUS preapproved documents is available in the online store under the USDA Rural Utility Service Preapproved documents category.
- Are created and peer-reviewed by experienced industry experts
- Reduce conflicts and litigation
- Contain balanced and fair provisions
- Are published in user-friendly MS Word format and easily customizable
- Are the most-thorough and best-organized standard documents available
Each EJCDC Contract Document is systematically prepared, reviewed and analyzed by committees of experienced engineering design and construction professionals, owners, contractors, professional liability and risk management experts, with the participation and advice of legal counsel. For more than 30 years, EJCDC® has been developing and endorsing quality contract documents and encouraging their use through education and promotion.
For many decades, our firm has used EJCDC® documents for all types of contracts, for public and private projects, and for various project delivery systems because we believe EJCDC® documents are well-written, well-organized, and complete. EJCDC documents fairly allocate risk to the parties involved in construction and fully cover more topics, particularly relative to public work, than do other standard-form contract documents. EJCDC documents are familiar to and acceptable to our clients and the contractors who typically work for them.
– Gerard P. Cavaluzzi, Esq., Vice President and General Counsel, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. consulting environmental engineers, White Plains, NY
The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC®) is a coalition of stakeholders in the project delivery process who develop and endorse quality contract documents. EJCDCÂ® is a joint venture of three major organizations of professional engineers including:
- The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
- The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
- The American Society of Civil Engineers – Construction Institute (ASCE)
EJCDC has existed since 1975 to develop and update fair and objective standard documents that represent the latest and best thinking in contractual relations between all parties involved in engineering design and construction projects. EJCDC represents a major portion of the professional groups engaged in the practice of providing engineering and construction services for engineer-lead constructed projects, and includes the participation of more than 15 other professional engineering design, construction, owner, legal, and risk management organizations.
EJCDC encourages the use of its standard contract documents for the benefit of all parties involved in engineering design and construction projects. Any change or modification to the language of a document should be reviewed by legal counsel before using. Users should also be aware that a change in one document may affect related documents and should be coordinated in order to avoid confusing or conflicting language.