Cost Engineering for Disputed Work

by James J. O'Brien, (F.ASCE), Chf.; O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Assoc., Inc., Merchantville, N.J. 08109,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 8, Pg. 69-71

Document Type: Feature article


Engineers and architects tend to underestimate the cost of disputed work, especially those connected with delay. The engineer, using industry standards and estimating rules of thumb, can develop a reasonable value of the cost of delay. Entitlement to payment for disputed work is established in essentially the same manner used for change orders.

Subject Headings: Dispute resolution | Architects | Industries | Standards and codes | Value engineering | Payment | Professional societies | Change orders

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