04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
19 October 2023

Using EJCDC Documents to Deliver Your Project

Strategic Issues / Public Policy

The Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee released its new Construction Manager at Risk CMAR) Contract Documents earlier this year for use on projects in which the owner retains a CMAR to provide preconstruction services and then construct the project. CMAR can provide advantages for construction contracting in today’s volatile construction market. These CMAR documents were written to foster a collaborative design process, allow early purchase of price sensitive products, fast track construction, and better manage risk.

Having the contractor involved in the design phase of the project, by performing services such as constructability reviews, providing advice on material availability and selection, estimating and scheduling, assessing risk factors and mitigating strategies, developing procurement strategies, and organizing the work into efficient work packages. Most contracts currently in use are modified versions of design-bid-build contracts that do not take full advantage of CMAR project delivery.

Session will look at the advantages and disadvantages of CMAR project delivery and demonstrate how the complete set of contract documents can be most effectively used for construction projects.