Computer Assisted Claims Management and Preparation for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Interest in improving dispute resolution has risen steadily in recent years. Several U.S. government agencies have begun experimenting with alternative means of dispute resolution, such...

Problems with Rock Excavation Specification in Alberta
As a result of contract overruns and claims from classification, measurement, and payment for 'solid rock' excavation, Alberta Transportation and Utilities embarked...

Regarding Nature as Raw or Cooked
Tensions between nature and technological culture are mounting as never before. On one side are the deep ecologists who claim the industrial capitalist system has raped the world of nature....

Addressing Nontechnical Issues in C.E. Education

Water Reallocation of the Carson River
The federal courts have not been able to allocate the waters of the Carson or Truckee Rivers in such a manner as to satisfy all the users. As a result, there have been a number of suits...

Bio Bonanza?
Bioremediation was used on a portion of the Exxon oil spill, causing the popular press to take notice of the ability of bugs to eat away at oil and, possibly, toxic wastes. The Alaskan...

The Eichleay Formula—Time to Retire?
The Eichleay formula is the one most commonly used to settle claims by contractors against owners who delay a project. The formula is based on six questionable assumptions, however. When...

From Hot-Tub to War: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the U.S. Corps of Engineers

A Knowledge-Based Microcomputer Training Tool for Contract Claims

Expert System Interfaces to External Databases

Microcomputers in Construction Claims
The increase in litigation is driven primarily by economic factors. The increased use of microcomputers has followed as a direct result of the need for better information control and dissemination....

U.S. Army Corps Engineers Construction Contract Claims Guidance System
Researchers at the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USA-CERL) have been developing an expert system called Claims Guidance System (CGS) to provide claims analysis...

Packaging Claims
The paper briefly discusses project records and how they may provide important information for claims, what they should contain, and packaging the claim....

Third Party Interface Within the Construction Contract
The construction contract inevitably requires an interface with a third party, outside of the traditional Owner/Engineer-Contractor relationship. Often, the local jurisdictional body,...

Who Pays for the Unexpected?—An Attorney's View
From an attorney's point of view, the answer to the question, 'Who Pays for the Unexpected?' in construction depends upon several considerations....

An Expert System for Construction Contract Claims

Rehabilitation Strategies for Urban Drainage Systems—A European Perspective
Rehabilitation of urban drainage system is needed in many old European cities. This is in part due to the required structural upgrading of the existing sewerage system. But rehabilitation...

Alternating Direction Oxidation Ditches—A Cost Saving Technology from Denmark
A soon to be released EPA report claims that in Denmark, small alternating direction oxidation ditches (ADOD) save as much as 70% of the cost for conventional oxidation ditches. The alternating...

Putting a Lid on Liability
In the face of the recent landslide of claims and litigation, limiting your firm's liability sounds impossible. But there are ways to protect yourself, from selling quality,...

International Strategies for Coastal and Marine Management in the Gulf of Maine
Now that the international maritime boundary dispute between Canada and the United States has been delineated by the International Court of Justice, it is appropriate to consider how the...

 

 

 

 

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