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....

Preacquisition Environmental Site Assessments: Avoiding Common Errors and Omissions
The 1986 Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) established an 'innocent-purchaser' defense to environmental liability from ownership of contaminated...

A Major Engineering Firm—User of the Documents
This paper contains the author's comments on the use of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) documents with emphasis on Engineer-Owner Agreements and on...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction?
On April 25, 1963, the ASCE Metropolitan Section held a seminar on 'Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction?' at the United Engineering Center in New York...

Limitation of Liability as Part of Negotiated Risk Allocation in Engineering Contracts
The use of risk allocation in design contracts has grown considerably over the past eighteen years and is now used extensively by architects and engineers. Negotiated risk allocation has...

Contractability—Recent Concepts in Contracting
Owners are customizing project delivery systems by uniquely aligning service agreements and construction contracts. Seeking more productive ways to construct facilities, owners currently...

A Model Cost Comparison Between Construction Management and General Contracting
This paper presents a model cost comparison between general contracting and construction management in a typical mid-rise 5-10 story office building. The model separates cost of construction...

Comparison of the EJCDC Documents with the AIA Documents
Both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) publish a guide to the preparation of Supplementary Conditions which modify...

Excellence in the Constructed Project
This proceedings of the specialty conference Construction Congress I addresses diverse technical subject areas in the context of the integrated construction project. The Congress enabled...

The Resident Engineer—A Member of the Construction Team
The prime concern of a Resident Engineer is to see to it that the structure is built in accordance with the plans and specifications and that the work is carried out in a proper manner....

Impact of Litigation on Foundation Engineering in the United States
This paper presents a consulting engineer's perspective on the impact of litigation on foundation engineering practice in the United States. It consists primarily of the review...

Pyrites Hydroelectric Project, Canton, New York
This paper describes the Pyrites Hydroelectric Project in Canton, New York, an 8-MW project completed in December 1985. The key to its successful development was a team approach that included...

Quality of Works in RCC in France: A Contractor's Solution
Bec Freres S. A. , a French dam contractor, introduced the technique of roller compacted concrete (RCC) into France. The first two French RCC dams were built as a result of a program of...

An Expert System for Selecting Bid Markups

An Expert System for Contractor Prequalification

An Expert System for Construction Contract Claims

Knowledge Engineering in a Knowledge-Based System for Contractor Prequalification

Impact of International Competition on Construction Technology—A Perspective
The strong showing by non-U. S. contractors in the development of new construction technologies has had a significant impact on the redistribution of construction dollars in world markets....

Japan and China: Competition and Opportunity
This paper describes changes in the international construction marketplace over the past decade. Japan has emerged as the second largest international contracting force in the world, and...

Training Requirements for Asbestos Workers and Supervisors
Although the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stipulated that minimum training to be provided to asbestos abatement workers and their supervisors, some...

 

 

 

 

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