American Society of Civil Engineers


Quality in the Constructed Project: A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors



(Manual of Practice No. 73)

by American Society of Civil Engineers
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2nd ed.
978-0-7844-0506-2 / 0-7844-0506-9, 2000, 266 pp.     (Barcode: RMI MK31585, 796865737)

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Document type: Books - Manual of Practice
Abstract: This Second Edition of Quality in the Constructed Project: A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors (ASCE Manual No. 73) provides information and recommendations on principles and procedures that are effective in enhancing the quality of constructed projects. This Guide discusses the roles, responsibilities, requirements, and limits of authority of participants in the design and construction process, highlighting concepts and practices that are valuable to each in achieving project goals and objectives. This Guide presents several key themes, including the value of clearly defining and assigning responsibilities, the importance of teamwork, the need for clear contractual provisions, strategies for good communication, the owner’s selection process for other team members, the potential benefits associated with various project delivery systems, and procedures for managing design and construction.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Contract management
Construction management
Quality control
Owners
Contractors