Ethics in Contract Administration
Society still struggles with the moral dilemma of whether an act must be illegal to be unethical. Citing codes and examples, this paper focuses on the ethical aspects of Resident Engineers...

Challenge to the Resident Engineer
This paper examines that which makes a good engineer, whether or not the contract language plays a part in his effective performance, personality traits, and if there exists a proper contract-resident...

Soft Ground Tunneling of the Greenbelt Tunnels
Mergentime/Loram's contract for the construction of Section E-1d Greenbelt Route Tunnels includes construction of dual 1,770-foot tunnels in soft ground, a crossover structure,...

Avoiding Disputes Through Better Management Techniques: A Contractor's Viewpoint
Utilizing management techniques to avoid disputes is an important function which allows resources to be focused on the project objectives. Relationships are enhanced, cost are reduced,...

Avoiding Contractor Disputes During Project Design
The New Jersey Transit Corporation is in the second phase of a billion dollar rebuilding program of its rail system. The first phase, which featured electrification and signal system replacement,...

Avoiding Disputes: The Construction Manager's View
Avoiding and minimizing contract disputes, from the construction manager's (CM) point of view, begins during the preliminary planning and design stages and continues throughout...

Proper Specifying with the Or Equal Clause
'Or Equal' product specifications are the subject of this paper and shown to be frequently involved in quite serious contract disputes. Management strategies...

Constructibility Review of Documents Before Bidding
Many claims have their inception at the very beginning of a project, specifically at the time of bidding. Contractors review the Contract Documents prior to bidding. The way in which they...

Specification Deficiencies—Contract Disputes
The costs of rework, replacement, duplication, delays, and related administration are major factors in disputes. The major reasons for specification-caused disputes are discussed. A three...

The Printed Word: A Defense Against Liability?
Design professionals should endeavor not to write burdensome or inaccurate contracts; i. e. , those that inaccurately describe duties. Inspector liability is not relieved by ambiguity...

Construction Inspection—The Last Line of Defense
Construction inspection, or a quality assurance program, is typically the last line of defense in relation to claims for the constructed project. The quality assurance team should be a...

Documentation—A Key to Preventing Contract Disputes
From most attorneys' point of view, when the elements of good contract administration are studied and discussed, one of the most important elements is thorough and accurate...

An Owner's Role in Dispute Avoidance & Resolution
Construction disputes can be avoided in number and severity through education of the project team. This paper will identify a variety of ways an owner can avoid disputes, pinpointing reasons....

The American Association of Cost Engineers Claims Project
Construction contract disputes, or dressed in their popular nomenclature, 'contract claims', have become an established aspect of the non-residential construction...

Construction Cost Control
The second edition of Construction Cost Control, the first revision in thirty-three years, has been updated to provide engineers and contractors...

Construction Contractor Cost Control
Cost control for a contractor engaged in a fixed-price construction contract encompasses all actions directed toward the controlling or influencing the cost outcome of the project. When...

Use of a Simplified Urban Traffic Forecasting Procedure for Project Analysis
This paper presents New York State Department of Transportation's experience with the calibration and testing of a simplified procedure for estimating urban traffic at the...

Highway Construction Inspection Management Using a Microcomputer
This paper describes the operation of the Highway Construction Inspection Management Program (HCIMP). HCIMP is a microcomputer based data base management program which enables engineers...

Tunneling Operations and Equipment
The papers included in the Proceedings describe four diverse tunneling prjects of varying diameters, design criteria, ground conditions and construction techniques undertaken at locations...

Avoiding Contract Disputes
Contract disputes among parties involved in the construction project are very expensive in both time and dollars. Owners, designers, construction managers and contractors all share in...

 

 

 

 

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