How to Work Effectively with Consulting Engineers: Getting the Best Project at the Right Price for Your Public Constituents

Task Committeefor the Update of Manual 45 of the Committee of Practice Guidelines

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0637-3 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0637-5 (ISBN-10), 2002, Soft Cover, Pg. ix, 80
23 cm, [First Edition]

Manual of Practice No.: 45

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


This manual is a comprehensive revision of the previous edition that addresses the procurement of engineering services for a quality project. It outlines the functions of the consulting engineer in serving a client, the types of services usually offered, the various methods of determining compensations for engineering services, and the general ranges of remuneration that competent consulting engineers receive for their services. A recommended procedure for interviewing and selecting a consulting engineer and guidelines on contracts for engineering services are also provided. The manual is designed to serve the best interests of the client and the consulting engineer and to foster better understanding between them.

Subject Headings: Consulting services | Project management | Pricing | Professional services | Client relationships | Procurement | Employee compensation and benefits | Contracts and subcontracts


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