Prevention and Resolution of Construction Claims
The owner and architect/engineer's roles in the prevention and resolution of construction claims are examined. A carefully written contract is invaluable in the prevention...

Management Systems for Claims Protection

Liability and the Engineer as an Employee

Managing Liability: the Insuror's Perspective

Introduction to Bonds, Liens and Insurance

Is the Risk Insurable?
There has been a recent alarming increase in both the frequency and severity of the claims being brought against civil engineers and other professionals. The basic Architects and Engineers...

Atlanta Airport Terminal Complex
The passenger terminal complex at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport has a unique configuration, conceived to minimize the inter-plane transfer of passengers. The...

Research in Japanese Construction Industry
In-house research by private companies is fundamental to the technological advancement of the Japanese construction industry. Shortly after World War II several of the largest construction...

Reserved Rights and Federal Claims to Water

Construction Risks and Liability Sharing
Extensive litigation, large claims, construction conflicts and long delays have been increasing at an alarming rate during the past decade the trend is unmistakable and the dollar magnitude,...

What to Do If You Think a Pile Claim Is Coming
Pile claims arise from excessive pile driving noise, changed conditions and damage to adjacent buildings. Pile driving noise claims can involve injunctions and loss-of-business lawsuits...

Old Roads Never Die, They are Just Recycled
The cost of repairing roads has increased as asphalt is dependent on the constantly growing price of petroleum. One answer to keeping down costs is asphalt recycling. This article takes...

Debtors to Our Profession—
The claim of modern surveyors to professional distinction is being debated among a number of factions. Possible causes for this debate are discussed in terms of Sir Francis Bacon's...

Criminal Liability of the Field Engineer
The state shall save harmless and indemnify all officers and employees of the state from financial loss arising out of any claim, demand, suit, or judgment by reason of alleged negligence...

Liability Claims Against Soils Firms Slashed Dramatically
In 1969, consulting engineering firms engaged on soil and foundation engineering were virtually uninsurable. Taking the bull by the horms, a group of 10 soil and foundation engineering...

Liability of the United States Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. ss 1346(b), 2672-80)

Jet Boosting in Hydraulic Dredging
The introduction of a jet boost into the suction line of hydraulic dredgers is employed widely, the objective being to enhance production without increasing the capacity of the main dredge...

Protecting Your Firm against Liability Claims
In recent years, lawsuits against design professionals have sharply increased. One consulting firm in four now faces a liability claim. Many suits result when the same architect, engineer,...

Subsurface Construction Contracts—A Contractor's View
The number of conflicts, amount of claims and litigation, and the number of established heavy construction contractors who suffer heavy losses or go out of business demonstrates that the...

Need for National Policy for the Use of Underground Space
Proceedings for the Engineering Foundation Conference Need for National Policy for the Use of Underground Space, held in Berwick Academy, South Berwick, Maine, June 25-29, 1973. Engineering...

 

 

 

 

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