Professional Practice of Foundation Engineering?Supplement to Consulting Engineering: A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
1967, Soft Cover, Pg. 14

Manual of Practice No.: 45

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


The purpose of Professional Practice of Foundation Engineering is to describe the types of services provided to clients by Consulting Engineers who practice soil mechanics and foundation engineering, to outline the ways in which they are compensated, and to provide guidelines for the procurement of soil mechanics and foundation engineering services. Much of the content of this document is devoted, therefore, to discussion of problems introduced into the Owner-Client-Consultant relationship by supplementary and cognate services peculiar to foundation engineering practice. Topics include relationship to other engineers and parties, types of foundation engineering services, types of business organizations, selection of a foundation consultant and contractual negotiations, scope of service and fees, supplemental services and charges.

Subject Headings: Consulting services | Foundations | Engineering mechanics | Professional services | Soil mechanics | Professional practice | Procurement


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