Controlled Documents Definition as per Architectural Engineering and Construction Industry Practices
In the EPC Projects, the incentive of the participating firms as owner and contractor - have an inherent conflict of interest. Hence there are elaborate mechanisms for ensuring compliance with the contractual terms.
During the engineering phase of the project - normally - the owner and contractor will agree on the minimum list of documents that will be reviewed by the Owner before the Contractor can commence his work. The objective of the review is to ensure the compliance with the contractual terms and ensure that the design will be able to meet the objectives of the owner.
The agreed list of the documents is referred to as Master Document List. All the documents that are listed in the Master Document list which must be submitted by the contractor and reviewed by the owner must be tracked from Engineering to As-Built stage of the project and normally are referred as controlled documents as they are very closely monitored during the complete life cycle of the project execution.
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