Application of Dredge Monitoring Systems to Dredge Contract Administration Quality Assurance

Marathon Battery Superfund Project - A Review of Design, Construction and Lessons Learned

Dredging in 3D – Delays, Damages and Disputes

Recycling Portland Cement Concrete Pavement at the Contractor's Option
This paper summarizes three portland cement concrete airfield pavement recycling projects at the Outagamie County Airport in Appleton, Wisconsin. The specifications for the projects did...

Hurricane Andrew's Effect on Manufactured Housing

Partnering for Success
Partnering as a method of doing business is spreading throughout the construction industry. With everyone fed up with the litigious nature of the industry, partnering represents an opportunity...

Demands and Satisfiers for Automation and Robotics in Construction: Differences Between Japan and the United States
The construction industries in Japan and the United States face problems of productivity, quality, safety, and skilled labor shortages. Automation and robotics are often proposed as solutions...

Guidelines for Shotcrete Support in Hard Rock
The writer is working on a handbook on shotcrete in hard rock. The work is sponsored by the Swedish Power Board, Development Division. The main contents are: Choice of shotcrete support...

Active Tunnel Design—A New Concept for Predesign, Contractual Lay-out and Construction Management
Active tunnel Design is a new concept for design, layout of specification and contract, and for construction management of tunnels and underground carverns. Investigations yeild more information...

How Can Structural Engineering Fees be Improved?

Steel Fiber Reinforced Shotcrete—An End-User Prospective
Nearly 15 years of experience demonstrates that steel reinforcing fibers in shotcrete offer considerable advantages to all end-users: designers, contractors and owners. These include demonstrable...

Adapted Actions Taken at Too Low Shotcrete Quality
A tunnel contract specified quality parameters such as: thickness, compressive strength, adhesive strength, bending tensile strength and residual bending tensile strength for fibre reinforced...

Standard Contract Issue Resolution Process: An Overview and Status
The Department of Energy has identified 35 issues associated with the Standard Contract for Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and/or High-Level Waste (10 CFR Part 961) which need to be resolved...

The West Point Story—Chapter 5: Construction
As design of the West Point plant neared completion, the municipality of Seattle addressed construction of the facilities. The challenge was to build a complex wastewater treatment plant...

A Stochastic Cost Engineering System (SCENS) Applied to Estimating and Tendering for Bill of Quantities Contracts
In many countries, contracts based on bill of quantities are very common in construction industry. Although estimating and tendering are overwhelmed by uncertainties, the common practice...

Constructors' Approach to CIC Based on Preparation of Construction Production Information
To improve productivity in the construction industry; much research and development is being done - on CAD systems, construction management systems, robotics, computer graphics, etc. Many...

An Automated Database System for Construction Bidding
A number of probability-based bidding models have been developed to assist a contractor in preparing bids that improve chances of winning over the competition. Models based on utility...

A Stochastic Cost Engineering System (SCENS) Applied to Estimating and Tendering for Bill of Quantities Contracts
In many countries, contracts based on bill of quantities are very common in construction industry. Although estimating and tendering are overwhelmed by uncertainties, the common practice...

An Integrated System to Facilitate the Analysis of Construction Claims
In recent years, considerable attention has been directed towards the ascertaining the nature of disruptions in construction contracting. In practice, attempts are made to identify the...

Containing Construction Change with Computers
This paper discusses the benefits of managing construction change orders with computers over manual methods. Construction contracts formulate change procedures that are often at odds with...

 

 

 

 

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