Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction? The Law, the Courts and ADR
If the question as to who pays for the unexpected in construction has to be answered because the parties have not amicably resolved a particular dispute, that answer will depend upon the...

Wrapping up Environmental Issues in an Embankment
Contamination on a construction site can lead to increased risk of unanticipated construction delays and increased costs. In response, some owners are opting for proactive approaches to...

Contractor Sponsored Expert System
An expert system being developed for a general building contractor for generating draft schedules for high-rise residential construction is described. Use is made of standard projects,...

Incentives for Technological Innovation in Construction
Why innovate in construction? The answer to this frequently asked question is critical for the future of the U.S. engineering and construction industry. One reason for this is the multitude...

Restructuring Responsibility and Reward for More Construction Innovation
This paper proposes modifications to the contractual systems customary in the U.S. construction industry with the objective of encouraging technology innovation. The relationships among...

Partnering: Contracting for Quality
The concept of partnering is an approach to conducting business that confronts the economic and technological challenges confronting the U.S. Construction Industry in the 1990's....

The Strategy of Bidding for Profit
The ultimate goal of any contractor engaged in competitive bidding is to achieve the maximum profits possible on the jobs he bids, under the prevailing competitive conditions. By systematically...

The Free Trade Agreement and Working on Each Other's Turf
The Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States is a catalyst for increased cross border construction work. The impact on the Canadian economy is considered. Somes negative...

Construction Communications—What the Contractor Has to Write: And How
Only zero defects in scheduling, cost control, and specification compliance can maximize construction business profits. You can never produce a perfect project, but by clear, uncomplicated,...

Contractor Inspection
Partnering between the owner, architect-engineer (A-E) and construction contractor creates an environment which facilitates the successful completion of quality construction. Each participant...

Introduction to Immersed Tube Tunneling Symposium
Today's Symposium on Immersed Tube Tunneling is a continuation of a series of papers that began at Construction Congress '89 with discussion of mined tunnel subaqueous...

Construction Quality Management
The Resident Management System (RMS) is a microcomputer based quality management and contract administration system designed specifically for resident engineers, by the Los Angeles District,...

A Strategy for Partnering in the Public Sector
Partnering is a cooperative approach to contract management that reduces costs, litigation, and stress. The Portland District of the corps of Engineers has successfully used partnering...

Partnering on the Bonneville Navigation Lock
The Portland District of the Corps of Engineers has found partnering to be a valuable technique for contract and project management. This paper presents details of the execution of the...

Partnering Benefits—A Headquarters Department of the Army Perspective
Army facilities make a statement by reinforcing and reflecting Army values. High quality facilities attract, motivate, and retain quality personnel vital to national defense. As defense...

Time/Cost Bidding
This paper presents the details of a relatively new and innovative approach to determining the low bidder on highway construction contracts. In the cost and time method each bidder proposes...

Dispute Review Boards — Not Just Another Alternate Dispute Resolution Method
Dispute Review Boards are developing an impressive track record as practical and effective mechanisms for avoiding and resolving contractual disputes. Preliminary research findings indicate...

Avoiding and Resolving Disputes during Construction
Successful Practices and Guidelines
Avoiding and Resolving Disputes During Construction, an updated and revised edition of the 1989 publication Avoiding...

Negotiations: How do You Measure Success?
Negotiating a 'successful' outcome once a dispute has arisen is often more difficult than negotiating agreement prior to the emergence of conflict. The basic...

Contractor View of Partnering on Bonneville Lock
Kiewit Pacific is building a high-risk lock project for the Portland District of the Corps of Engineers. We are participating in a partnering technique for contract management. Partnering...

 

 

 

 

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