Architect Fends Off Indemnity Suit
Who absorbs the risk of a design defect when the design contract is assigned to the builder?...

Diving Into Engineering
When the underwater portions of a bridge or waterfront facility need to be inspected, the right person for the job is often an engineer diver, a specially trained professional who understands load paths...

Arizona DOT Awards $916-Million Contract For South Mountain Freeway in Phoenix

What Does the Case Law Say? Geotechnical Risk on Design-Build Projects
The growth of design-build (DB) contracting, particularly on public-sector civil projects, has generated a great deal of industry discussion over the age-old question of who should bear the risk of unforeseen...

Quality Assurance/Quality Control
The contract between the purchaser and the supplier shall state the responsibilities of each party and the conditions under which the work will be accepted or rejected....

The purchaser shall specify in the contract documents which structures or components of structures are to be tested. If a proof test of a structure or a component of a structure is specified,...

Challenges and Risks of Jet Grouting in a Congested Urban Environment
In the heart of London, one of Europe's largest jet grouting contracts is nearing completion. The jet grouting is part of the overall 7-year-long upgrade project to London...

Good Clients, Good Procurements, and the Importance of Quality Work
This fourth article in the Business of Geotechnics series addresses a number of topics related to engineering and consulting (E&C) firm clients and obtaining work from them. The...

Rhode Island City Awards 20-Year D/B/O Contract to CH2M HILL

Sound Transit Awards Design/Build Contract For Light-Rail Extension in Seattle

DC Water Awards Design/Build Contract For Biosolids Upgrades At Blue Plains

Nicholson Awarded Treatment Contract at Hanford Site

National Park Service Awards Construction Contract to Restore Fish Passage on Elwha River

Denver RTD Awards Multibillion-Dollar Commuter Rail Contract

San Francisco Awards Construction Contracts On Two Key Seismic Retrofit Projects

Missouri Plans Large Design/Build Contract for Statewide Bridge Replacements

FEMA Awards Contracts For Next Phase of Flood Mapping Programs

CoreBits: G-I Organizational Member News — DGI-Menard Sustainable Solutions Continue in 2009; Palmer Helps Build Home for Troubled Family; Updated StrataSlope Software Available for Downloading; BRAC site Gets Ground Fortification from GeoStructures; Hayward Baker Launches New Wick Drain Division; Donohoe Receives 2009 OPAL Lifetime Achievement Award; S&ME Focuses on Local Endeavors; Schnabel Engineering Wins MPA Contract

Water Resources: Santa Fe Awards Design/Build Contract for Major Water Project

Design-Build Contract Complexities
There are many approaches or options that an owner may pursue in acquiring facilities. Depending on the owner's objectives, the DB project approach may offer unique benefits,...





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