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- From: "Nels Roselund" <njineer(--nospam--at)att.net>
- Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 17:02:22 -0700
Council of American Structural Engineers [CASE] publishes sample contracts for structural engineers in several professional roles. Also, they have published a commentary on the EJCDC Document 1910.
You can see what is available from CASE, and purchase what you want on the ACEC website: www.acec.org, click on CONTRACTS/FORMS/GUIDES, and then on CASE.
From: Christopher Haffner [mailto:chaffner(--nospam--at)gorge.net]
I am a one-man shop and am trying to update my standard contract. I have purchased the EJCDC contracts (these are very good by the way). I have been told by an attorney (at a recent seminar) that I must use the copyrighted EJCDC contracts unchanged with strikethroughs, addendums and such if I make any revision. NSPE was very ambiguous when I asked them what I can do with what I purchased. To make things even more confusing the same attorney indicated that showing strikethroughs is not desired because if there is a problem later, what you took out becomes just as important as what was actually agreed on.
My question is this…..what are all of you doing with contracts on small jobs? I would love to use the EJCDC document language with all the appropriate credits (footnotes and such) in my own custom proposal/contract but do not feel comfortable doing that given the attorneys advise. I usually do residential design with the occasional small commercial building so the fees are usually less than $5k. Keeping things simple (especially on me) is pretty important.
Haffner Consulting Engineering
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