Professional Liability — An Approach that Works

The Case Against Markets
Markets are much in vogue as ideal institutions for managing water both nationally and internationally. True markets, however, have seldom existed for water rights and there are good reasons...

Transboundary Diversions, Water Law and Property Rights
Meeting water supply needs associated with population growth will require the increasing use of transboundary diversions of water. To regulate and control these diversions, both eastern...

Bad Vibrations
Insurance companies often hire engineers to investigate homeowner claims of damage caused by vibrations near a blast or construction site. But these engineers often lack the background...

ADR, 25 Years of Progress

Geotech Design Reports Get a Litmus Test
The perception among industry groups is that geotechnical design summary reports are not being used as originally intended. Can revisions and guidelines reduce the number of changed-conditions...

Out of Control?
Once heroes in a popular battle against villainous despoilers of Mother Earth, to a growing chorus of observers environmental groups, EPA and other regulatory agencies have begun to look...

A Knowledge-based Construction Claims Advisor

Avoiding Delay Claims with Automated Schedule Reviews

Probabilistic Analysis of Claims for Extensions in the Contract Time

A Knowledge-based Advisory System for Construction Claims

Construction Inspection Liability on Public Sector Projects

Construction Delay Analysis System Computer Program

Dispute Review Boards: A Board Member's Perspective

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...

Multimedia in Civil Engineering
Multimedia inspires so many claims and hype that it can be hard for engineers to figure out what's real and what's not. The truth is that multimedia holds great...

The Channel Tunnel: Larger Than Life, and Late
The Channel tunnel opens in May, but passenger service will be delayed while final testing on trains and electrical systems are completed. The English Channel tunnel crossing is the world's...

Using Computer Programs to Develop As-Built Schedules
An as-built schedule documents how a project was built over time. It indicates the start and the end dates of each activity during the construction. This schedule is often used to evaluate...

Using Pen Computers in Post-Disaster Insurance Claim Settlements
The advanced use of pen computers for insurance claim damage assessment and settlement are explored. The advantages of implementing such a paperless approach to insurance claim settlements...

Facilitate Delay Claim Analysis with As-Built Schedule Databases
A computer-based As-Built Schedule Database can provide a useful tool for the investigation of project performance. The facts recorded in the database may be used to identify actual sequential...

 

 

 

 

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