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.