EJCDC's Full Committee Meeting
June 6-8, 2013, Westin Portland, Portland, Oregon
Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee
Welcome to EJCDC's official website. 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, EJCDC documents 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.
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 "Highlights of the 2013 Construction Series"(Note: the USDA RUS will require several months time to preapprove the 2013, you will still need a select group of the 2007 editions for RUS funding. 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.
"Through our Loss Prevention and Education programs including The XL Insurance Contract Guide for Design Professionals, the Design Professional group of XL Insurance continues to educate our insureds on the importance of appropriate, insurable contract language for engineering services, which is why we support and work with professional organizations like the EJCDC®."Albert J. Rabasca, Director of Industry Relations, Design Professional, XL Insurance
"Our consulting engineering firm was nearly 100 years old and over that time we had developed, what we considered to be very good agreements. An expensive lawsuit proved us wrong. Since that we used EJCDC® Agreements without any significant problems." Don Eckman, AB&H Donohue
"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. EJCDC® 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. In addition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utility Service (RUS) has preapproved the use of certain standard EJCDC engineering and construction series documents for use in projects funded under the RUS Water and Waste Disposal program as described in RUS Bulletin 1780-26. Please note that the bulletin, as written in 2009, refers to the 2007 edition of EJCDC® documents. Some of the documents reffered to were updated in 2010. RUS approves the use of the 2010 documents in place of the 2007 editions.
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.