Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction: The Geotechnical Contractor's Point of View

by Daniel E. Himick, Nicholson Construction of America, Bridgeville, United States,
Joseph Nicholson, Nicholson Construction of America, Bridgeville, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century

Abstract: Unexpected conditions are inherent in most construction projects and often lead to claims and legal action. Contract risk avoidance language force owners, engineers and contractors to view each other as adversaries rather than as a team with common goals. Alternative methods of solving disputes are vital to the success of the construction industry.

Subject Headings: Construction methods | Risk management | Contractors and subcontractors | Construction industry | Claims

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