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Prepared by the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC).
CMA-501, Agreement between Owner and Construction Manager as Advisor, is used by a project owner to retain a construction manager to serve in an advisory capacity for the delivery of the project. Construction Manager as Advisor services may be rendered for a variety of different project delivery systems ranging from traditional design-bid-build (DBB) to progressive design-build, and for situations in which there are multiple prime construction contractors.
The EJCDC Construction Manager as Advisor (CMA) document series is intended for projects in which the Owner’s primary representative during construction will be the Construction Manager as Advisor (CMA). The series is an alternative to the use of the EJCDC Construction series, on projects in which the engineer that prepared the design subsequently serves as the owner’s construction contract administrator. The Construction Manager as Advisor series of documents clarify the respective roles and responsibilities of the engineer and construction manager as advisor recognizing the contributions each makes to the design and delivery of a construction project. The CMA series is comprised of contract documents, administrative forms, bonds, and bidding/procurement documents.
EJCDC includes the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the participation of more than fifteen other professional engineering design, construction, owner, legal, and risk management organizations.
EJCDC documents are delivered in Microsoft Word format (file extension *.docx). Microsoft Word is required if you wish to edit the files.