Are Contractors Treated Fairly—

by George A. Fox, (F.ASCE), Chief Engr. and Executive Vice-Pres.; Grow Tunneling Corp., New York, N.Y.,
Max E. Greenberg, Senior Partner; Max E. Greenberg, Trayman, Harris, Cantor, Reiss & Blaskey, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1975, Vol. 45, Issue 5, Pg. 56-59

Document Type: Feature article


Too often, specifications and contracts are written vaguely. The contractor has to deal with many unknowns and unpredictable factors. What can be done to ease this situation and reduce litigation? An attorney whose firm has represented many contractors suggests ways to reduce litigation and a veteran contractor gives his ideas , including his opinion that the design engineer should do more of the tasks now left to the contractor. For example, in tunneling, engineers should design the temporary support as well as the final lining.

Subject Headings: Contracts and subcontracts

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