What Does the Case Law Say? Geotechnical Risk on Design-Build Projects
The growth of design-build (DB) contracting, particularly on public-sector civil projects, has generated a great deal of industry discussion over the age-old question of who should bear the risk of unforeseen...

Very Long-Term Care of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Berms: Limiting the Liability of Future Stakeholders
Since their development over 50 years ago, civil engineering applications of mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) berms have significantly increased. When used as a component of an asset...

Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction
The Journal accepts papers and articles spanning legal issues and litigation pertaining to all areas of engineering and construction, including contract law and interpretation; professional liability and...

Purpose of the Conference

Professional Standards for the Geotechnical Engineer

Temporary Support of Buildings: Who Really Assumes the Responsibility?

A Stockholder's Story
A former partner in an engineering consulting firm tells about what happens when a firm goes public. His view is that while it benefitted financially, the firm changed for the worse. The...

Managing Risk: An Environmental Engineering Perspective

Case History of a Successful Brownfields Site in Wichita, Kansas. Part 1: Innovative Approaches to Funding and Liability

Environmental Exposure
The increasing risk of environmental liability calls for engineers and contractors to include environmental risk management as part of a firm's business procedure, even if...

Environmental Contamination and Site Remediation

Recent Trends in Establishing Seismic Design Rules and Standards to Meet Facility Performance Goals

Metal Deck Collapse—Professional Liability During Construction

Design/Build vs. Build to Design: Who Pays for Defective Design?

Attorney's Assessment of Quality Assurance for Liability Prevention

Legal Implications of Quality Assurance

Manufactured Gas Plants: Yesterday's Pride, Today's Liability
Manufactured gas plants were the pride of the industrialized world until cleaner, natural gas pipelines were built beginning in the 1930s. Most gas plants had closed by the 1960s, leaving...

Professional Liability — An Approach that Works

Secondary Containment Design Practices
Over the past several decades the design approach to containment of spills has not been consistent resulting in release of hazardous substances into the environment. The increased discovery...

Liability of Engineers When Wetlands Laws Change
Engineers who perform wetlands delineations or design facilities in wetlands areas are increasingly sued in court when wetlands laws or regulations change. Owners and developers whose...





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