Engineering and Contracting Procedure for Foundations

Joint Committee on Substructure Engineering, ASCE and Associated General Contractors of America

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
1937, Soft Cover, Pg. 24
Comprising Bridge Foundations including Dams and other Construction in Open Water; Building Foundations including Towers, Power Houses, Elevators, Chimneys, and Similar Structures; Responsibilities of the Contracting Parties

Manual of Practice No.: 8

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


The object of this manual, Engineering and Contracting Procedure for Foundations, is to establish fair and equitable practice, and to correct undesirable procedures and abuses in the relations between owners, engineers, and contractors concerned with the design and construction of bridge foundations. Its aim is to provide a better understanding so as to minimize elements of doubt and hazard between the contracting parties. It is recommended that such doubts and hazards be eliminated by giving the engineer and the contractor more complete information as to subsoil and other conditions prior to the design of the work, so that the risks will be largely avoided or that at least recognized in advance. This manual also details responsibilities which should be assumed by the owner, engineer, and contractor, respectively.

Subject Headings: Contracts and subcontracts | Bridge foundations | Foundation construction | Foundation design | Owners | Infrastructure construction | Disasters and hazards | Bridge design


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