Role of Specifications in Foundation Construction

by Walter S. Douglas, (F.ASCE), Chmn., Chf. Exec., and Sr. Part.; Parsons, Brinkerhoff, Quade and Douglas, New York, NY,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 2, Pg. 192-201

Document Type: Journal Paper


The interconnecting roles of engineer, architect, insurer, contractor, and owner are recognized. The need is discussed for equitable distribution of risks during the construction phase of a project. Emphasis is placed on underground foundation construction with its consequent difficulties in accurate risk prediction. Organizations developing interdisciplinary solutions to the problem are presented.

Subject Headings: Foundation construction | Underground construction | Risk management | Architects | Contractors and subcontractors | Owners | Organizations

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