Minimizing Risks and Mitigating Losses (Panel discussion)

The Summons
Professional liability exposure and resultant errors and omissions insurance costs are threatening the survival of the engineering profession. Frivolous and third-part suits are directing...

New Challenges—New Liabilities
New challenges for engineering consultants such as construction management, value engineering, turnkey, life cycle costing and others, together with a constantly changing legal environment...

Impact of Hydrologic Uncertainties on Flood Insurance
Traditional techniques of flood frequency estimation produce a bias in estimated frequencies such that, on the average in a great many applications, floods will occur far more frequently...

Numerical Aid to Reduce Construction Injury Losses
In the construction industry, the rate of work-related injuries and deaths is two or more times the national rate for all industries. This paper develops a rational method which quantitatively...

The Flood Insurance Program in the Coastal Zone

Flood Insurance Studies for Coastal Communities

Survey of Construction Related Trench Cave-Ins
Newspapers, state and Federal agencies, insurance companies, and trenching contractors were contacted to determine causes and occurrences of cave-ins. In the United States alone, approximately...

ASCE Guide to Employment Conditions for Civil Engineers Under Revision
The National Committee on Employment Conditions is reviewing Manual 55 — Guide to Employment for Civil Engineers and is requesting comments....

Liability Claims Against Soils Firms Slashed Dramatically
In 1969, consulting engineering firms engaged on soil and foundation engineering were virtually uninsurable. Taking the bull by the horms, a group of 10 soil and foundation engineering...

Determination of Flood Levels on the Pacific Northwest Coast for Federal Insurance Studies

Birth of the Skyscraper
Before invention of the elevator, six stories was the practical limit to the height of a commercial building. Following the Chicago fire of 1871, building designers there were quick to...

Economics of Permanent Flood-Plain Evacuation
A method is given for computation of the average annual damage due to the flooding of structures. By using the procedure, the economics of the federally subsidized flood insurance program...

Dealing with Variable Flood Hazard
The National Flood Insurance Program administered by the Federal Insurance Administration, HUD-FHA Minimum Property Standards, and most local flood-plain management programs define flood...

How to Save for Retirement and Cut Income Tax
Thanks to the 1974 pension law, employed persons can tex-defer 15% of income up to $1,500 a year, and the self-employed, up to $7,500 a year. The money may be put into IRS-approved plans...

Birth of the Skyscraper
Before invention of the elevator, six stories was the practical limit to the height of a commercial building. Following the Chicago fire of 1871, building designers there were quick to...

Estimation and Control of Construction Labor Costs
This paper outlines basic principles for estimating and controlling field labor costs on construction projects. It divides labor costs into two main categories. The first deals with the...

Current Competence: Current Dilemma
ASCE has taken a stand on requirements for renewal of engineering licenses. The statement supports efforts to assure public safety but does not recommend mandatory additional requirements...

Law of Catastrophic Events on Offshore Nuclear Facilities

Safety in Construction—The Contractor's Viewpoint
The requirement that a contractor furnish his employees with a safe place to work is now the law of the land. The contractor's viewpoint of safety in construction has been...

 

 

 

 

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