Legal Aspects of Open Cut Construction

by Louis Cantor, Member; Max E. Greenberg, Trayman, Harris, Cantor, Reiss & Blasky, New York, N.Y.,
Eugene H. Goldberg, Assoc. Attorney; Max E. Greenberg, Trayman, Harris, Cantor, Reiss & Blasky, New York, N.Y.,
Robert A. Rubin, (M.ASCE), Member; Max E. Greenberg, Trayman, Harris, Cantor, Reiss & Blasky, New York, N.Y.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 923-934


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Construction of temporary earth retaining structures raises unique legal problems not usually encountered in other areas of construction work. A primary difference is that of design responsibility. Even though the owner's architect or engineer has designed the project itself, generally it is the contractor who designs necessary temporary earth retaining structures such as sheeting or bracing systems. Usually, this design is still subject to approval of the owner's architect or engineer. Legal principles relating to responsibility for design of temporary support, protection of utilities, and adjoining premises are presented. Applicable federal, state and local safety codes are examined.

Subject Headings: Retaining structures | Legal affairs | Building design | Temporary structures | Soil structures | Architects | Contractors and subcontractors

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