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...

Contemporaneous Development of Field Data: Transportation Construction Claim Defense
This paper addresses the continuing development of a construction field database system documenting resources applied on the jobsite by Contractors. The paper focuses on the case study...

Computer Use in Claims Analysis -- Roundtable Discussion
Preparation or defense of construction claims is inherently time consuming and often counter-productive. This outline discusses some tools currently used in the construction industry to...

Dredging in 3D – Delays, Damages and Disputes

Environmental Consulting Grows Up
The environmental engineering industry got its first taste of maturity in 1992, courtesy of the weak U.S. economy. Revenue growth, which had raced along at a 25%-30% clip for years, abruptly...

Supply-Side Solutions
Although the crumbling bridge infrastructure has received much attention in the press and the engineering community over the past few years, the number of structurally deficient bridges...

 

 

 

 

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