Back to CMAR-525 Agreement between Owner and Construction Manager at Risk, including Agreement Exhibits (Download)
Prepared by the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC).
CMAR-525, Agreement between Owner and Construction Manager, is the legal instrument between the Owner and Construction Manager at Risk binding each to the terms of the contract. This Agreement identifies the parties, the Contract Documents, and establishes the Contract Price and Contract Times. Exhibit A provides a detailed Scope of CMAR Services, while Exhibit B provides the details for Contract Price and Contract Times.
The EJCDC Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) document series is intended for projects in which the owner retains a construction manager at risk (CMAR) to provide preconstruction services and then construct the project. The Construction Manager at Risk method of delivering projects evolved from traditional design-bid-build by involving the construction contractor early in the project. The new EJCDC CMAR Series is suitable for both public and private work. The series features several documents used for the project owner’s selection of the CMAR, such as a model Request for Qualifications, Statement of Qualifications, and Request for Proposals. The CMAR Series is offered for those projects where an alternative is appropriate—most notably when construction expertise is needed during the design phase, and fast-tracking of work packages will allow for early completion and cost-effective construction. The 2023 CMAR documents are modeled after their industry-standard counterparts in the EJCDC 2018 Construction Series documents, but have been customized to address the nuances of a CMAR project.
EJCDC includes the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Professional Engineers in Private Practice Division of the National Society of Professional Engineers, the Associated General Contractors of America, 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) and sometimes Microsoft Excel format (file extension *.xlsx). Microsoft Word and Excel are required if you wish to edit the files.