Volume 3 - Issue 15 - August 16, 2007
 
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AGC JOINTLY RELEASES NEW AND IMPROVED CONTRACT DOCUMENTS FOR HORIZONTAL CONSTRUCTION

  AGC JOINTLY RELEASES NEW AND IMPROVED CONTRACT DOCUMENTS FOR HORIZONTAL CONSTRUCTION
Washington, D.C. —The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today announced the joint release of the 2007 edition of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) construction-related documents.  EJCDC documents are the preeminent standard contracts for horizontal construction such as a wastewater treatment plant. “The importance of EJCDC contracts continues to grow with the Rural Utility Service’s (RUS) requirement to use EJCDC contracts” said Chris Matthews Construction, Birmingham   Alabama and past of Chair of EJCDC. 

AGC, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) are the four sponsors of the EJCDC documents.  While previously an active endorser, the 2007 edition of EJCDC documents marks the first time AGC authored the construction documents as full partners in the drafting process. 

The 2007 edition represents the latest and best thinking of practicing engineers, owners, attorneys, and risk management experts and re-emphasizes the importance of fair and objective standard documents that will likely provide project savings comments Jim Brown of Malcolm Pirnie in New York and Chair of the EJCDC Construction Committee.  The 2007 edition offers many significant improvements including:  

  • Use of AGC 221 Qualifications Statement and AGC 200.1 Materials Price Escalation Clause

      

  • Clarified actual knowledge requirement for Contractor's liability for failure to report discrepancies and conflicts. 

 

  •  Clarified actual knowledge requirement for Contractor’s liability for failure to report discrepancies and conflicts.

 

  • Clarified Owner’s obligations if Contractors encounter hazardous waste.

 “Owners know they can trust these contracts and value contractors that use them” notes Matthews. 

A free Guide to the Preparation of Supplementary Conditions (2007) will be available for free at www.agc.org/ejcdc  Members of the respective four EJCDC sponsors receive significant savings in purchasing EJCDC contracts. AGC is offering an additional discount for the initial release of these documents. 

The 2007 edition offers many significant improvements for Contractors, and if you purchase now, AGC members get an additional 10% off in addition to significant AGC Member discounts. Go to www.agc.org/bookstore or click here for more details.

 

 

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