The Warranty Alternative

by Jeffrey S. Russell, P.E., (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. & Envir. Engrg.; Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI,
Awad S. Hanna, P.E., (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. & Envir. Engrg.; Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI,
Stuart D. Anderson, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX,
Patrick W. Wisely, (A.M.ASCE), Proj. Engr.; EMCS Design Group, Milwaukee, WI,
Robert J. Smith, P.E., (F.ASCE), Atty.; Wickwire Gavin, Madison, WI,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1999, Vol. 69, Issue 5, Pg. 60-63


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: State highway agencies are investigating such alternative contracting methods as warranties in reaction to decreased budgets and resources. The advantages to warranty contracting include a greater motivation for contractors to enhance quality and innovations, and a reduced need for state highway agency resources, including maintenance personnel. The article assesses the current status of highway contracting and the issues to consider when drafting a model warranty specification.

Subject Headings: Construction | Contracts | Highways and roads | State government | Warranties

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