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...

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...

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...

A Systematic Approach to Evaluating the Risk of Contractual Disputes
Construction contract disputes along with A/E malpractice actions have raised much concern in the industry. Considerable literature has been written along the lines of claims avoidance...

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...

Evaluation of the Driver/Extraboard Cost Model
This paper presents a general evaluation of the Driver Extraboard Cost Model. The evaluation is based on a series of validation tests performed using data from the Tri-County Metropolitan...

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...

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...

Applications of Small Computers in Construction
These proceedings are from a technical session sponsored by the Task Committee on the Application of Small Computers in Construction of the Construction Division. Five papers are presented....

Proving Claim Damages by Employing Forensic Estimating Techniques

Liability in Construction Management
The concept of professional construction management has emerged and developed over the past decade in response to pressures for faster and more economical project completions. This has...

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...

Civil Engineers Have an Obligation to Become Active in Local Government
By education, training, experience, and a desire to accomplish tangible goals, today's civil engineer is more qualified than any other professional to serve the community....

Guidelines for Producing Better Specifications
Careful preparation, procedures, and methods to produce better specifications will minimize errors and reduce costs of delays and claims for extras. Specifications should be reviewed at...

 

 

 

 

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