June 18, 2013
Widely Used Engineering Documents Get a Facelift
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (March 12, 2009) For the first time since 2002, the Engineers Joint Contract Document Committee has updated its standard professional services contract for owner and engineer, EJCDC E-500, and the National Society of Professional Engineers made it available for purchase on February 2, 2009. EJCDC has been producing standard contract documents for over 32 years, and they are widely recognized as the most fair and objective documents in the engineering, construction, and design-build industries.
"These revisions to the 2002 version of the document follow in EJCDC's tradition of setting the industry standard for customizable engineering design and construction contract documents," said NSPE Director of Professional Practice Kim Granados. "The E-500 is a must-have base contract document for an engineer."
EJCDC will soon issue revised editions of its other professional services documents, including the owner/engineer task order edition (EJCDC E-505), the short form (EJCDC E520), and its series of professional services subagreements. In addition, a narrative guide to using the EJCDC Engineering Series documents will be released.
Each EJCDC contract document is prepared by experienced engineering design and construction professionals, owners, contractors, professional liability and risk management experts, and legal counsel. EJCDC includes NSPE's Professional Engineers in Private Practice and the participation of more than 18 other professional engineering design, construction, owner, legal, and risk management organizations.
EJCDC documents are immediately downloadable in MS Word format, are user-friendly, and are a cost-saving alternative to other documents on the market due to their usability for multiple projects. They are peer-created and consistently reviewed, meaning users get the most balanced, fair, and updated documents available on a continual basis.
EJCDC offers contract documents in the following categories: construction, owner/engineer, engineer/subconsultant, funding agency editions, procurement, and design-build. NSPE members enjoy a significant discount on the cost for the documents, which can be immediately purchased and downloaded at www.nspe.org/ejcdc/index.html.
The National Society of Professional Engineers is the national society of licensed professional engineers from all disciplines that promotes the ethical and competent practice of engineering, advocates licensure, and enhances the image and well-being of its members. Founded in 1934, NSPE serves more than 45,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.