Constructor Prequalification: Choosing the Best Constructor and Avoiding Constructor Failure

by Jeffrey S. Russell, Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. and Environ. Engrg., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0052-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0052-0 (ISBN-10), 1996, Soft Cover, Pg. xii, 193
25 cm
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This comprehensive, practical manual illustrates how owners can evaluate and select constructors for various civil engineering projects using the process of constructor prequalification. The author draws upon his years of research and numerous interviews with industry experts to outline benefits and limitations of constructor prequalification, as well as to illustrate how this selection process is applicable for diverse project specifications. Pertinent decision-making parameters, current decision-making strategies, and sample applications are presented. In addition, biases that may influence the owner's judgment are reviewed, as well as the impact such bias may have on the prequalification decision. Figures, tables, and diagrams illustrate key points, particularly the order and timing of various procedures involved in the prequalification methodology.

This book will help both owners and constructors in their evaluations of subcontractors and major vendors.

Subject Headings: Failure analysis | Owners | Project management | Decision making | Industries | Parameters (statistics) | Contracts and subcontracts


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