Avoiding and Resolving Disputes during Construction
Successful Practices and Guidelines
Avoiding and Resolving Disputes During Construction, an updated and revised edition of the 1989 publication Avoiding...

Public/Private Ventures—Southern California
Recreational small craft harbors in Southern California have been and continue to be big business and were forerunners to government's current interest in generating new revenue...

Education for Design/Specification Integration

Addressing Nontechnical Issues in C.E. Education

Contracting Practices for Earth Retaining Structures

CCM Overtopping Protection on Three Parkway Dams
Cellular concrete mat (CCM) overtopping protection systems have been designed for and will be installed on three small embankment dams along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Based on recent field...

Consider Procurement on the Takeoff and Avoid the Crash Landing

CAD Speeds Viaduct Replacement
Lack of an available detour around construction of a major viaduct spurred city officials in Reno, Nev. to build a bridge nearby to serve the purpose. Although funded separately, the permanent...

Avoiding and Resolving Disputes in Underground Construction
Successful Practices and Guidelines
A method of developing cooperative, problem-solving attitudes on projects through a basic risk sharing philosophy between owner and contractor is presented. Special contracting provisions...

Utilization of Specifications
Project specifications need to be practical, enforceable, and above all must be clear and specific enough to enable any competent builder to understand them, bid on them and carry them...

The Cougar Project—Turbine Runner Replacement
The Cougar turbine runners have been subjected to a substantial amount of cavitation damage which has required repair by welding. The continued welding repair has subsequently resulted...

Economic Evaluation of Replacement Turbine Runner Bids
Many owners of hydro facilities are investigating increasing plant capacity and output by upgrading existing hydraulic turbines. Typically, the owner will conduct a detailed feasibility...

Design and Commissioning of the Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project
The Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project consists of a single horizontal-shaft double-regulated S-type unit, rated 3440 kW, utilizing a programmable controller for unit operation together...

Construction of Elk Creek Dam
Construction of Elk Creek Dam, located in Southwest Oregon, is currently underway with completion scheduled for September 1988. The main dam contract was awarded to Ohbayashi Gumi Ltd....

An Expert System for Selecting Bid Markups

Design/Construct Contract Speeds Bridge Job
In the name of time and money savings, Pennsylvania DOT is building a bridge using a modified turnkey contract. In contrast, the standard approach is first to design the bridge, then ask...

Costing Contingencies
Estimating the cost of constructing a tunnel is an art rather than a science. The unknowns are too great to predict costs relianblbly. On the other hand, owners need cost estimates in...

Quality in the Constructed Project
A Guideline for Owners, Designers, and Constructors
This book provides guidelines and recommendations for owners, design professionals, and constructors on how to provide quality in constructed projects. Roles, responsibilities, and limits...

Building a Team, Not Just a Building
The best way to resolve construction disputes is to head them off. And the best time to step in is before your contractor is hired. In the private sector, there is no reason to open the...

Computers for the Transit Dispatch Office
In 1985 the Transportation Research Board sponsored a report by MacDorman and Associated titled 'Extraboard Management: Procedures and Tools'. The report targeted...

 

 

 

 

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