Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction

by Dominick Stallone, Stallone Testing Lab, Bronx, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Preparing for Construction in the 21st Century


The problem of who pays for the unexpected in construction is discussed in relation to the testing and inspection of construction materials. Laboratory is often blamed for poor construction materials because it is the first to report bad news. Everyone pays and the lab's loss is double. The simple answer is continuing monitoring of materials at the plant, especially cement entering the truck, close monitoring of materials at the site. The application of this solution, however, is very difficult.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Construction materials | Material tests | Trucks | Concrete construction | Construction industry | Cement | Construction costs

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