Dispute Review Boards: A Board Member's Perspective

A Knowledge-based Advisory System for Construction Claims

A Statistical Analysis of Wind Damage to Single-Family Dwellings Due to Hurricane Hugo
The claim files of 575 policy holders of the South Carolina Windstorm and Hail Underwriting Association were analyzed to determine the nature of wind damage to single-family dwellings...

Contemporaneous Development of Field Data: Transportation Construction Claim Defense
This paper addresses the continuing development of a construction field database system documenting resources applied on the jobsite by Contractors. The paper focuses on the case study...

Computer Use in Claims Analysis -- Roundtable Discussion
Preparation or defense of construction claims is inherently time consuming and often counter-productive. This outline discusses some tools currently used in the construction industry to...

Dredging in 3D – Delays, Damages and Disputes

Use of Construction Simulation in Claims Analysis
The increasing complexity of today's construction projects has led to considerable progress in developing sophisticated simulation-based methods and tools for the analysis and planning...

An Integrated System to Facilitate the Analysis of Construction Claims
In recent years, considerable attention has been directed towards the ascertaining the nature of disruptions in construction contracting. In practice, attempts are made to identify the...

Natural Resource Damage Case Selection Criteria
A number of practical considerations dictate that only a fraction of all potential natural resource claims are actually negotiated or litigated under Federal statutes that provides for...

Claims Climate

Steering Clear of Tort Claims
Tort liability has become a major issue for today's highway engineer. Claims against state highway departments charging that deficient roadways caused or contributed to traffic...

Regulatory Law and Policy to Support Space Mining
Adaptation of modern mining law principles, such as those embodied in the U.S. General Mining Law of 1872, would protect mineral resource interests in space. A good illustration of a closely...

Monitoring and Mitigating the Socioeconomic Impacts of Coastal Oil and Gas Development
Santa Barbara County has required that all companies engaged in major offshore oil and gas projects participate in a Socioeconomic Monitoring and Mitigation Program (SEMP). Yearly impact...

CPM Techniques for Claims Avoidance and Preparation
Virtually all major construction claims consist of some aspects of delay, disruption or acceleration. Since all of the foregoing relate directly to the timing and sequencing of the project...

Liability Insurance Coverages for Designers of Temporary Structures
A recent survey completed by the American Consulting Engineers Counsel (ACEC) indicates that in 1990 approximately 40 claims occurred per 100 firms. There also is an indication that claims...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction: The Geotechnical Contractor's Point of View
Unexpected conditions are inherent in most construction projects and often lead to claims and legal action. Contract risk avoidance language force owners, engineers and contractors to...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction
A grouting contractor's point of view on who pays for the unexpected in construction is presented. Because grouting can be used as an alternative for other construction procedures,...

Computer Assisted Claims Management and Preparation for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Interest in improving dispute resolution has risen steadily in recent years. Several U.S. government agencies have begun experimenting with alternative means of dispute resolution, such...

Beachfront Management After Nollan—Facing the Challenge of Unconstitutional Taking Claims
In 1977, South Carolina enacted the Coastal Tidelands and Wetlands Act. Ramifications of the Act are discussed....

From Hot-Tub to War: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the U.S. Corps of Engineers

 

 

 

 

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