Realistic Specifications for Steel Bridge Painting
Specifications play a vital role in a steel bridge painting contract. They not only can ease problems with painting construction, but can also provide a common standard for all parties...

Proper and Improper Use of Specifications
The contractors have an obligation to the clients to provide a product that meets their requirements. In order to accomplish this, these requirements must be properly translated into the...

Opportunities and Constraints for the Innovative Geotechnical Contractor

In-Service Durability Evaluation of Armourstone
A summary flow diagram for rock evaluation, general to all rock types and engineering applications of rock is introduced. It is then applied to armourstone. Increasing detail within this...

Pricing Armor Rock for Rubble Mound Breakwaters
The pricing of armor rock by breakwater contractors is an inexact exercise. Each breakwater project is so site specific that standard costing methods are difficult to apply. The wide range...

RCC Dam Construction—A Contractor's View
A contractor's view of RCC dam construction is presented. It begins with the principal construction elements and the challenge created by their interrelationships. Men and...

Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Engineers to Owners and Contractors
Engineers are under legal, professional, ethical and moral duties to protect owners, contractors and third parties, including the general public against injuries and deaths and economic...

Sandbridge Virginia Oceanfront Seawall Arbitration Hearing: Some Lessons Learned for Coastal Engineers
A group of beach property homeowners claimed that their new oceanfront seawall was defective in design. A beefed-up design cost about $1.3 million more and they sought this amount from...

Throughput Study for the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System

Intelligent Retrieval System for Conditions of Contract Documents in Construction

The Design/Build Advisor System: Integration of Databases with a Knowledge-Based System

Pricing of Services

Frontloading for Successful Team-Built Projects
A customized, team-buit, Project Management STrategy is having exetraordinary success on a number of very demanding construction projects for the government and private industry. This...

Baggage System Implementation at DIA
BAE Automated Systems is currently under contract to supply the complete, Integrated Automated Baggage Handling System (IABHS) for the New Denver International Airport. The system represents...

Crane Rebuilding vs. New Purchase
The dimensional and operational features of a container crane which are deemed desirable, if not necessary, in a modern port terminal are discussed and quantified. Some reasons why a crane...

Construction Approach to Denver International Airport
The new Denver International Airport, a $2.7 billion project, is being designed and constructed under the oversight and guidance of a Program Management Team (PMT) led by the City and...

Agricultural Option Contracts
A plan for developing and implementing option contracts on agricultural water supplies by municipalities in Northern Colorado is presented. Two water supply projects - the Colorado-Big...

Contracting and Legal Issues

Concept Development of Small Cask to Large Cask Transfer Systems
Studies for EPRI have been performed by two contractors to develop conceptual designs for small cask to large cask transfers of spent fuel. From the work, two dry transfer concepts and...

A Case History of Successful Nuclear Power Plant Licensing
Statewide siting studies, site-selection, site characterization and receipt of a construction permit for the Palo Verde Project were accomplished in 50 months. This achievement was made...

 

 

 

 

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