Owner Engineer Agreement

The owner`s engineer, also known as the customer`s engineer, is a term that is often given to the company`s representative ordering a construction or engineering project. EJCDC E-500 is typically used to hire an engineer for a single specific project. It is designed for the project bid-build design system. In the case of minor revisions, it is suitable for design-negotiate-Build projects and can be easily adapted to assign primary professional services to a large number of other project implementation systems. Normally, the role is separate from the role of project manager, as this often involves monitoring the technical and commercial aspects of the diligence of the work. Owner engineers are generally a „third party“ who monitors the activities of the performing parties throughout the life of the project. Over the years, project owners and engineering offices have relied on the overall content, risk allocations and philosophical approach of E-500. The 2020 edition remains in line with current standards. In addition, the E-500 2020 agreement contains targeted improvements, more options, better guidance and instructions, and an improved structure. Most of the time, an Owner`s Engineer is a subcontracting role; the obligation to protect the interests of the owner by ensuring that the technical and construction contractors adequately comply with the project specifications. The owner`s engineers also fill in the resource and skills gaps for a project. ..

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