Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee®

Welcome to EJCDC®’s official website. 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.

NEW!  2021 Construction Manager as Advisor Series.
This new series is intended for projects in which the Owner’s primary representative during construction is the Construction Manager (CM) as Advisor.  Read about this brand new series in the Press Release.  Learn more in the FAQS.

EJCDC®Documents:

  • 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 nearly 50 years, EJCDC® has been developing and endorsing quality contract documents and encouraging their use through education and promotion.

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)

Savings! Are you a member of one of ACEC, ASCE or NSPE?
Members receive a 50% discount when purchasing directly on organization websites.
 

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-led 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.

Learn More: PODCAST
EJCDC's own Kevin O'Beirne, National Manager of Engineering Specifications for HDR and the Chair of ACEC's Contract Documents Committee, was interviewed recently by Engineering Influence, the official award-winning podcast of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), to discuss EJCDC documents.   Listen to the podcast below. 

Read more about EJCDC® Documents in our brochure, online or print-on-demand.  


KJ 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/General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Inc. Offices Nationwide

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 Rabasca

Director of Industry Relations, Design Professional, XL Insurance.

Events & Expos

The third meeting in 2022 of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee will take place on October 6 - 8, 2022 in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Check back for details.