D001 – Commentary on the 2016 Design-Build Documents.

D001 – Commentary on the 2016 Design-Build Documents.

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The EJCDC Design-Build Series (D-Series) is comprised of 18 documents, including this Commentary, for use in establishing and administering the contract between a project owner and a design-builder, and for related subcontracts with design professionals, constructors, and advisors.  The commentary includes descriptions of each document, discussions of the processes and practices of design build projects and noteworthy provisions of the EJCDC 2016 Standard General Conditions and Supplementary Conditions of the Owner—Design-Builder contracts.

Description

This Commentary on the 2016 edition of EJCDC’s Design-Build documents contains the following:
A. A summary of the content and use of each of the D-Series documents under Exhibit A, Descriptions of the EJCDC Design-Build Documents;
B. Discussion of key preliminary steps on a design-build project, such as the preparation of Conceptual Documents, the project owner’s use of a consultant for advisory, conceptual design, and design-builder selection services, and issuing requests for qualifications and proposals;
C. An introduction to D-512, EJCDC’s new Agreement between Owner and Design-Builder for Progressive Design-Build; and
D. Commentary regarding noteworthy provisions of the 2016 Standard General Conditions and Supplementary Conditions of the Owner—Design-Builder contract (Section 4.0).

The EJCDC Design-Build Series (D-Series) is comprised of 18 documents, including this Commentary, for use in establishing and administering the contract between a project owner and a design-builder, and for related subcontracts with design professionals, constructors, and advisors.