Professional Inspection of Construction

by Stephen B. Quinn, (M.ASCE), Assoc.; Howard, Needles, Tammen & Begendoff, 14114 Dallas Pkwy., Dallas, Tex. 75240,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-421-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-421-8 (ISBN-10), 1984, Soft Cover, Pg. 62

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Conference information: A Symposium of ASCE Convention | San Francisco, California, United States | October 4, 1984

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The Nation's deteriorating infrastructure is finally receiving the attention it deserves. As a result of this attention, a 5? per gallon gasoline tax has been passed. This tax will produce a large flow of capital for repairs and/or replacement of the infrastructure, thus resulting in a huge increase in the demands on the contracting profession. In addition, major failures in the building industry and problems in the power industry have brought into focus the value of inspection of construction. Professional inspection for the context of this publication implies an inspection force headed by a licensed professional engineer. Other professionals, sub-professionals and trained technicians will complete the balance of the inspection team. The value of this approach is discussed by top management personnel from the owner's viewpoint as represented by administrators from a highway department and a power company, a contractor, a consultant, and an attorney.

Subject Headings: Inspection | Infrastructure construction | Taxation | Professional development | Licensure and certification | Highway and road management | Contracts and subcontracts


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