Control of the Design Process
Gilbert/Commonwealth, Inc. (G/C) was the architect-engineer for the original design of the Florida Power Corporation (FPC) Crystal River Nuclear Plant, Unit 3 (CR3) and has been involved...

Policies to Encourage Innovation in Infrastructure
The paper discusses public policies that encourage, promote, and finance infrastructure innovation, terming these essential if excellence and cost-effectiveness are to be realized. Among...

Establishing Patterns of Building Failures
Establishing statistical patterns of building failures can help engineers and architects prevent similar failures in the future and also reduce litigation. The Architecture and Engineering...

Information Management in the A/E Environment

Probing the Past
In Denver, Colorado, 12 buildings of an old abandoned brewery complex were to be renovated into a 270,000 sq ft shopping, entertainment and restaurant complex. Rather than conduct a thorough...

Taj Mahals in the Desert
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has just opened two major international airports and is in the process of building a third. These are unusual projects in that designers and contractors were...

Is There a Bid for Services in Your Future?
Selection of architect/engineer firms based on price in addition to qualifications is apparently here to stay. Those in favor of competitive negotiation say that it prevents corruption,...

Design of Ships for Ice Environments
A number of feasibility studies have proven the reliability of marine transportation for the Arctic. Current research and development in this field, especially in the USA and Canada, is...

Owner Management of Risk in Construction Contracts

How a Structural Firm Transformed Itself into an E/A Firm Engineeriing
During the past decade, there have been a number of structural engineering firms that have broadened their scope to become engineer/architect firms. This article is an in-depth case history...

Construction Industries and Metrication
A national survey of architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers and manufacturers is conducted to determine what they feel about conversion to the SI system of measurement....

The Effect of Contract Wording on Inspector Liability
Design professionals should endeavor not to write burdensome or inaccurate contracts; i.e., those that inaccurately describe duties. Inspector...

Living with Liability: A Summary and Overview

Managing Liability: the Insuror's Perspective

Detention Ponds: A Local Government Viewpoint

Professionalism and Building Systems
Building systems that are designed, produced and marketed by companies are taking over a large share of the low-rise nonresidential market. These companies employ in-house structural engineers...

Is the Risk Insurable?
There has been a recent alarming increase in both the frequency and severity of the claims being brought against civil engineers and other professionals. The basic Architects and Engineers...

ACADS - The Association for CAD - Australia

Control of Consulting Services to Architects

An Architect-Engineer Perspective

 

 

 

 

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