EJCDC® E-581, 2017 Agreement Between Owner, Design Engineer, and Peer Reviewers for Peer Review of Design is used to conduct an independent “peer review” of an engineer’s design work. The 2017 edition has been revised to reflect current business and professional practices, but remains consistent with earlier EJCDC editions.
EJCDC® E-581 is intended to engage one or more peer reviewers to review and comment on the design engineer’s design while it is in progress. Such peer reviews are sometimes required by lenders, grant agencies, and project owners to assure the adequacy of the design. Peer reviews are useful to the Engineer in identifying design elements that need further analysis, revision, or improvement prior to finalization and construction.