Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction?

by Howard Greenspan, Consulting Engineer; United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Excellence in the Constructed Project


On April 25, 1963, the ASCE Metropolitan Section held a seminar on 'Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction?' at the United Engineering Center in New York City. The topics were: What is the Unexpected in Construction? How Should the Engineer Cope with the Unexpected in Construction? Should the Owner Pay for the Unexpected in Construction? Unexpected in Subsurface Construction, and Legal Aspects of the Unexpected in Construction. On March 7, 1989 at the ASCE Construction Congress I in San Francisco, 'Who Pays for the Unexpected?' was presented once again. The topics in the 1989 seminar were: Guidelines and Philosophy for a Successful Resolution, An Engineer's Viewpoint, A Contractor's Viewpoint, An Owner's Viewpoint, and An Attorney's Viewpoint.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Professional societies | Training | Urban areas | Subsurface environment | Legal affairs | Contractors and subcontractors | Construction industry

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