About EJCDC

The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) is a joint venture of three major organizations of professional engineers. Since 1975, EJCDC has developed and updated 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 volunteers represent a major portion of professional groups engaged in the practice of providing engineering and construction services, or participate in one or more of 15 other professional engineering design, construction, owner, legal, and risk management organizations. EJCDC volunteers serve on one or more committees responsible for the document creation process and the governance of the organization.

The General Committee of EJCDC is responsible for approving new documents and reviewing, updating, and modifying existing documents, as necessary, to reflect current trends in the industry. The General Committee also implements the Planning & Budget Committee’s recommendations for new projects and advises the Marketing & Promotion Committee on strategies to promote EJCDC documents, while continuing to improve the quality of existing EJCDC documents.

In addition to the General Committee, there is an EJCDC Subcommittee for each family of contract documents: Construction Subcommittee, Design-Build Subcommittee, Engineering Subcommittee, and Procurement Subcommittee. The purpose of each EJCDC subcommittee is to develop contract documents within a particular subject area or family of documents. Each subcommittee meets several times a year to develop and update contracts documents, ensuring that the documents reflect current business practices and legal decisions. EJCDC documents are among the most widely used standard form documents in America.


The American Bar Association has published a book entitled The Construction Contracts Book: How to Find Common Ground in Negotiating Design and Construction Clauses by Matthew A. Gillies, R. Harper Heckman, Brian M. Perlberg. This book includes  A Matrix of Selected Clauses in Three Standard Form Contracts that compares of over 30 select clauses in EJCDC documents and similar clauses in two other standard form documents.

EJCDC encourages the participation of representatives and liaisons from related organizations including the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Architects, the American Public Works Association, The USDA Rural Utilities Service, the Construction Management Association of America, the Water & Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association and others.

EJCDC is primarily a volunteer organization that operates with retained legal counsel, a consulting marketing executive and representative staff members from each of the four supporting organizations.

EJCDC Legal Counsel
Hugh Anderson, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Madison, WI
Phone:  608-798-0698
Email:  Hugh Anderson

EJCDC Marketing Executive
Linda Yelton
Locust Grove
Phone:  703-403-4812
Email: Linda Yelton

EJCDC Copyright Administrator
Arthur Schwartz, Esq.
NSPE Attorney
Phone:  703-684-2845
Email:
Arthur Schwartz


Three Supporting Organizations and Contacts

American Council of Engineering Companies
1015 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-347-7474
Fax: 202-898-0068
Email: ACEC
Marie Ternieden
Phone:202-347-7474
Email: Marie Ternieden
American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 703-295-6000
Fax: 703-295-6391
Email: ASCEKaterina Lachinova
Phone: 703-295-6094
Email: Katerina Lachinova

National Society of Professional Engineers
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-2800
Fax: 703-836-4875
Email: NSPE Kimberly Granados, CAE
Phone: 703-684-2857
Email: Kim Granados