Trenchless in San Diego
The Middletown Trunk Sewer is located near downtown San Diego. Sewage backups prompted a study, recommending construction of a larger replacement pipeline. The City of San Diego prepared...

Bidding–and Winning–In the Privatization Game

Documenting Design-Build
For engineers more familiar with the traditional design–bid–build process, design–build might present some unforeseen risks and responsibilities. To define and allocate these, the Engineers...

Changes and Reforms of Bidding and Contracting Systems in Japanese Public Projects

Firm's Capacity Choice Model in Competitive Bidding Environment

The Job-Order Contracting Solution
A new method of contracting, Job Order Contracting, combines many contracts into one administered by one project team. They are competitively bid, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity,...

Interpretive and Modelling Problems of Risk and Uncertainty in Bidding Techniques
This paper considers the implementation of policy, strategic and tactical bidding and the processes of devolution of the risk and uncertainty in a corporate management context....

Creating and Abstracting Lessons-Learned from BCO Reviews
This database allows reviewers searching for relevant past expertise access to a relatively small set of comments that have been retained frequently for past reviews. The ability to order...

Computer-Based Risk Assessment of Competitive Procurement

Optimal Markup Policy in Sequential Competitive Bidding
Construction firms encounter resource constrains in their business operations. However, current competitive bidding models fail to consider the impact of a firm's constrained resources...

Practical Approach to Cope with Construction Cost Uncertainty in an Inflationary Environment
There are actions suggested to mitigate the risk in costs caused by an inflationary economy, such as escalation clauses and including price contingencies in the bid . This paper presents...

Reforming Japan's Public Works
Japan's public works bidding system has traditionally been dominated by money politics and industry collusion, which has served to keep out small Japanese companies as well...

The Key is Constructability
Construction generally involves the collective efforts of owners, designers, contractors and suppliers. During the design phase, the engineer should be mindful of such critical elements...

The New Clark Bridge: Saddle-Draped Cables
The new $85 million, 108 ft wide Clark-Bridge replaces a 20 ft wide 1928 truss bridge at Alton, Ill., carrying US 67 over the Mississippi about one mile above the recently completed Lock...

Preparation of Bid Documents for Dredging/Excavating Contaminated Sediments, Soils and Marsh Deposits at the Marathon Battery Superfund Site Cold Spring, NY

Space-Frame Pyramid
The world's largest space frame pyramid, completed at California State University in Long Beach in late 1994, proved to be a lighter weight and more economical alternative...

Geotechnical Baseline Reports
The greatest percentage of disputes in underground construction results from subsurface conditions that are different than from what is indicated in the contract. Adding geotechnical baseline...

Deliverance
Through the years, the low-bid has been the traditional contracting method for American public sector construction. Increasingly, a number of government agencies are experimenting with...

Spotting Specs Offenders
About 80% of all specification related litigation is brought about by three different personality types all too common to construction projects. The problem is specifications abuse, when...

An Automated Database System for Construction Bidding
A number of probability-based bidding models have been developed to assist a contractor in preparing bids that improve chances of winning over the competition. Models based on utility...

 

 

 

 

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