The E-520 contains key elements of the contract, including time reserves for service completion, compensation, termination, standards of care, safety liability and ownership of design documents, as well as a standard limitation of the liability regime. The document contains a space for the range of services and not a detailed menu with standard service elements, such as z.B. in Appendix A, Engineer`s Services, in EJCDC® E-500, Agreement Between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services. The abbreviated form offers many compensation options identical to those contained in the full standard agreements for professional services of the AEPC. Insurance and compensation are among the topics not covered in the short form. The Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC®) is a joint venture of large professional engineering organizations: since 1975, the EJCDC has been developing and updating fair and objective standard documents that constitute the latest and best thinking in contractual relations for construction and construction projects. The AEPC documents are prepared by a committee of project stakeholders made up of owners, contractors, financial institutions, lawyers, professional insurers and security. The CPAA documents present risks fairly and equitably to all parties to engineering projects and distribute them equitably. The EJCDC® E-520 2020 edition is a compact and functional form that contains relevant updates that are consistent with the content of the EJCDC® E-500, the agreement between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services (2020), the flagship eJCDCes agreement on professional services in the form of professional services.
EJCDC® E-520, the abbreviated form of the standard professional services agreement between the owner and the engineer, is primarily intended for the use of professional services with limited scope and complexity. It is less comprehensive than most other professional services agreements in the CPAA. The EJCDC has developed E-520 to meet the demand for a more compact version of the Owner-Engineer agreement. The E-520 edition has been reorganized in sections to make it more user-friendly. As with other recently published CPAA standard documents, the new short form is preceded by an introductory section entitled „Use Guidelines.“ The new detailed usage guidelines include a study of project characteristics, which make the use of the short form appropriate; A list of examples of typical uses of the short form and a table showing the essential differences between the abbreviated form and the E-500. The AEPC documents are specifically written for public and private infrastructure projects and technical facilities in the United States. Documents can be easily adapted to the individual objectives and regulatory requirements of each project. EJCDC documents are downloaded in MSWord format and can be easily modified to meet the objectives and regulatory requirements of each project.
AEJCDC documents are the first choice and most user-friendly of standard documents for infrastructure and public construction in the United States. NSPE has created an on-demand webinar to explain the content of the standard E-500, E-520 and E-570 documents, their recommended use and their relationship to previous editions. It is free for NSPE members. The Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC®) today released a new document: The 2020 edition of the EJCDC® E-520, Short Form Agreement Between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services.