The Upton/Jones Amendment and Zone of Imminent Collapse

Impact of the CZM Act (1972) on New Jersey: Science

Dam Replacement Insurance
Most dam owners recognize that the dams they operate are critical structures, both to water users as well as downstream floodplain occupants. Loss of the structure use has significant...

The Long Arm of Liability
The corporate engineer, defined as an engineer who is employed by a corporation rather than a design firm, can also be exposed to personal liability for errors and omissions that cause...

Expert Systems for the Earthquake-Related Industry

Quality in the Constructed Project
A Guideline for Owners, Designers, and Constructors
This book provides guidelines and recommendations for owners, design professionals, and constructors on how to provide quality in constructed projects. Roles, responsibilities, and limits...

Coastal Flood Insurance Study Procedures for Puget Sound
Procedures for a coastal flood insurance study are presented. The 10-, 50-, 100-, and 500-year recurrence interval runup flood evaluations are estimated from an analysis of historical...

Weather Modification Regulation for the Twenty-First Century
Those areas in which weather modification law is being altered to fit the twenty-first century are: 1. De-regulation. Regulation of weather modification through mandating professional...

Taking the Loss Out of Risk
Since Superfund was authorized in 1981 and 22,000 hazardous waste sites put on notice, funds for remedial action have peaked with $20 billion annual clean-up budgets projected. But to...

Liability: Problem or Crisis?
Engineering firms are being hit with liability insurance rate increases of 30%, 50% or more. Deductibles are being raised and the maximum coverage is being decreased. Some firms cannot...

Risk Management to Reduce Highway Tort Liability
This paper identifies common risk management techniques and processes. A brief review of tort law is presented along with the specific characteristics of a highway related negligence suit....

Construction Insurance: An Alternative Unified Risk Insurance
The transfer of risk mechanism (insurance) can be applied to solve problems unique to the construction environment. The proposed program is worthy of support since all segments of the...

Seismic Risk Assessment for a Utility System
Presented is a procedure by which a utility could develop the probabilities for different levels of capital loss exposure for its system. The procedure relies on experience data obtained...

Techniques for Estimating Earthquake Probable Loss for Buildings and Contents
The probable maximum loss (PML) is useful for quantifing the seismic risk exposure of a facility and for rational decision making regarding earthquake insurance and seismic strengthening...

The Institutional Lender's View of Project Insurance Issues
The purposes of this article are to describe the typical insurance requirements of project financing institutions (particularly for projects with an insurable value of less than 20 million)...

Issues and Problems in Negotiating Hydro Financing
Two basic approaches have been used to finance privately sponsored hydro projects: a sale-leaseback transaction, and a limited partnership. Both structures involve the transfer of the...

Risk Sharing in Project Development
This paper reviews some of the areas in which attention to detail can make the contractual relationship more positive and lead to a better project. Subjects covered include: selecting...

Hazardous Waste: Closing the Insurance Gap
Insurers are withdrawing from the hazardous waste field because of large claims and increased risks. Therefore, cleanup contractors are being forced to look for alternative ways to protect...

Hurricane Diana: Impact on Coastal Development
Hurricane Diana affected the coast of North Carolina during the period of September 11-14, 1984. Builders, designers, building officials and insurance adjusters responded to a written...

Building Failures—Construction Related Problems and Solutions
A leadership group of representatives from the fields of structural design, construction, building inspection, the law and insurance agreed that if five changes are made in the way building...

 

 

 

 

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