Casino Connection

by Virginia Fairweather, Freelance Writer; Wyckoff, NY; formerly, Editor in Chief, Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2000, Vol. 70, Issue 4, Pg. 58-61

Document Type: Feature article


New Jersey's $330-million, 2.2 mi (3.5 km) Atlantic City-Brigantine Connector will provide easy access to gambling casinos when it is completed in May 2001 and is one of the largest public/private highway construction projects in the United States. With a $64,600 per day liquidated damages contract, the design/build contractors may be taking on more risk than the casino customers. The flexibility offered by design/build has resulted in contractor innovations, such as the use of superjet grouting for structural bracing of a tunnel excavation, a first in the United States. The project may also set a record of sorts for speed of completion. If all continues to go well, the project will have gone from conception to reality in a brief five years.

Subject Headings: Infrastructure construction | Design/Build | Contractors and subcontractors | Connections (structural) | Public private partnership | Risk management | Client relationships | Innovation | United States

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