Learning from Failures
Modern technology and innovation have created a gap between what the design drawings predict with respect to safety and serviceability of a structure and the real safety and serviceability...

The Resident Engineer's Position Regarding Claims
The authors explain that the resident engineer is on the front lines regarding claims and claims avoidance. The resident is in a position to develop a relationship of trust and confidence...

Avoiding Contractor Disputes During Project Design
The New Jersey Transit Corporation is in the second phase of a billion dollar rebuilding program of its rail system. The first phase, which featured electrification and signal system replacement,...

Avoiding Disputes: The Construction Manager's View
Avoiding and minimizing contract disputes, from the construction manager's (CM) point of view, begins during the preliminary planning and design stages and continues throughout...

Constructibility Review of Documents Before Bidding
Many claims have their inception at the very beginning of a project, specifically at the time of bidding. Contractors review the Contract Documents prior to bidding. The way in which they...

Construction Inspection—The Last Line of Defense
Construction inspection, or a quality assurance program, is typically the last line of defense in relation to claims for the constructed project. The quality assurance team should be a...

Documentation—A Key to Preventing Contract Disputes
From most attorneys' point of view, when the elements of good contract administration are studied and discussed, one of the most important elements is thorough and accurate...

An Owner's Role in Dispute Avoidance & Resolution
Construction disputes can be avoided in number and severity through education of the project team. This paper will identify a variety of ways an owner can avoid disputes, pinpointing reasons....

The American Association of Cost Engineers Claims Project
Construction contract disputes, or dressed in their popular nomenclature, 'contract claims', have become an established aspect of the non-residential construction...

Avoiding Contract Disputes
Contract disputes among parties involved in the construction project are very expensive in both time and dollars. Owners, designers, construction managers and contractors all share in...

The Construction Engineer, Bureau of Reclamation
The Construction Engineer's responsibility for the Bureau of Reclamation covers, staffing, contract administration, design data collection, funding, claims, and supervision...

Small Computers in Construction: A Case History
The continuously changing modern society has dictated that today's developers and builders respond in new ways to meet new challenges. This paper will evaluate the experiences...

Proving Claim Damages by Employing Forensic Estimating Techniques

Time Impact Analysis — Forensic Scheduling

Use of Cost Engineering Tools to Establish Damages

The Use of Project Records for Litigation

The Construction Manager as Expert Witness

Energy and Native Concerns in the U.S. Arctic

How to Reduce Construction Claims through Mediation
Ever-increasing costs of claims lead owners and contractors to turn to mediation as an alternative to litigation or arbitration. As a first step, recognize the risk of claims, and establish...

Managing Liability: the Insuror's Perspective

 

 

 

 

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