Addressing Nontechnical Issues in C.E. Education

Reducing the Potential for Flood Litigation
A flood event is usually followed by numerous damage claims that often lead to litigation. This paper proposes measures to mitigate the potential for litigation. It is stressed that an...

A Knowledge-Based Microcomputer Training Tool for Contract Claims

Expert System Interfaces to External Databases

U.S. Army Corps Engineers Construction Contract Claims Guidance System
Researchers at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USA-CERL) have been developing an expert system called Claims Guidance System (CGS) to provide claims analysis...

Change Orders & Claims—An Owner's Perspective
Generally, the changes come before the claims. The owner wants to know why a change is needed, how much it will cost, and why the need for it was only just discovered. More money spent...

Packaging Claims
The paper briefly discusses project records and how they may provide important information for claims, what they should contain, and packaging the claim....

Third Party Interface Within the Construction Contract
The construction contract inevitably requires an interface with a third party, outside of the traditional Owner/Engineer-Contractor relationship. Often, the local jurisdictional body,...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction—A Contractor's Viewpoint
There are two categories of 'unexpected' conditions inherent in a construction contract. The first are what might be regarded as normal construction risk such...

Who Pays for the Unexpected?—An Attorney's View
From an attorney's point of view, the answer to the question, 'Who Pays for the Unexpected?' in construction depends upon several considerations....

Microcomputers in Construction Claims
The increase in litigation is driven primarily by economic factors. The increased use of microcomputers has followed as a direct result of the need for better information control and dissemination....

An Expert System for Construction Contract Claims

Documenting Construction Claims
Many attorneys think of other professionals associated with a court case as expert witnesses. Another function of engineer and contractor experts is documenting the facts of the claims...

EEZ Governance in Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand
All four nations listed in the title claim 200-mile exclusive resource zones based on the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and continental shelf...

Legal Concerns in Cold Regions Engineering and Construction
For a variety of reasons the potential for the imposition of liability and the potential for comparatively large damage claims is greater in cold regions. It is the purpose of this paper...

Transportation Liability and Risk Management
Risk management programs provide an excellent response to the increased exposure of all transportation agencies to tort liability claims. While some actions and responses require resources...

Tort Liability in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
During the past decade many have questioned the propriety of the doctrine of sovereign immunity; numerous legal challenges and legislative changes have eroded the doctrine in most states....

Norfolk, Virginia Case Study
Through decades of hard work at revitalization, Norfolk has learned from its experience - success and failures. Perhaps the best lesson learned comes from the success of waterfront development...

A CM Multiple Contracting Cost Model
The original purpose for construction management was cost savings through time savings and efficient operations. As the CM system expanded in use and scope of services other very significant...

Information Availability
There seems to be a great deal of concern about lack of availability of information concerning the results of failure investigations. In most court cases there is virtually no technical...

 

 

 

 

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