Role of Contract and Specifications in Foundations Construction

by Max E. Greenberg, Sr. Part.; Max E. Greenberg, Trayman, Harris, Cantor, Reiss and Blasky, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, New York, NY,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 2, Pg. 113-116

Document Type: Journal Paper


A contract should attempt to definitely fix the obligations of each party in order to avoid ambiguities and indefiniteness leading to controversy. A practice of attempting to rely on exculpatory clauses so as to attempt to impose all risks on the contractor is a poor policy and generally ineffective. Inadequate preliminary studies and design is less expensive engineering but ultimately most expensive contracting.

Subject Headings: Foundation construction | Contracts | Risk management | Contractors and subcontractors

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