Comparison of the EJCDC Documents with the AIA Documents

by Allen G. Poppino, Benham Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project


Both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) publish a guide to the preparation of Supplementary Conditions which modify the General Conditions document. AIA has published several other Owner-Contractor agreement forms for limited scope projects and for other forms of project delivery such as construction management, and design-build. AIA publishes standard Contractor-Subcontractor agreement forms while EJCDC thus far has not. The 1974 edition of EJCDC Document 1910-8 contains 17 articles, most of which generally correspond to articles of the 1976 A201. AIA's 1987 edition of the A201 which, primarily due to a reorganization of topics and subject matter, makes it difficult to find the resemblance to its predecessor, the 1976 Edition. Major substantive changes were also made by the 1987 A201. This paper presents a general discussion of the way that the two documents deal with some of the major topics of timely interest, extracted principally from J.R. Clark's 1988 work which is a detailed comparison of the 1987 A201 with the 1983 1910-8 prepared for the use of Engineers.

Subject Headings: Comparative studies | Contractors and subcontractors | Agreements and treaties | Project delivery | Design/Build | Building codes | Construction industry | Architects

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