December 11, 2013
Newly Revised Subconsultant Documents Now Available
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (December 3, 2010) The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee recently released a revised version of its Engineer-Subconsultant Documents. These subagreements are used to form contracts between an engineering firm, as prime design professional, and other professional firms or individuals, such as geotechnical engineers, surveyors, mechanical and electrical engineers, and architects. The new documents reflect current legislation, recent judicial activity, and current business practices. Design engineers, construction contractors, owners, and attorneys all provided input on the agreements.
The revised documents include:
The 2010 edition of the EJCDC Engineer-Subconsultant documents replaces the edition published in 2006. A full list of the changes and updates may be found on www.nspe.org/ejcdc. These important changes demonstrate EJCDC's philosophy of parties working together toward fair and balanced agreements that truly and clearly reflect the obligations of all participants. Key highlights of the changes include the following:
The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee is a joint venture of four major organizations of professional engineers and contractors. Each of EJCDC's sponsoring organizations—NSPE, ASCE, ACEC, and AGC—offer EJCDC documents in their online stores at a discount to organization members. 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 has been promoting professional excellence for over 75 years. NSPE serves more than 43,000 members and the public through 53 state and territorial societies and more than 500 chapters. For more information, please visit www.nspe.org.