Liability in Traffic and Highway Operations
An introduction to the current legal attention that the judicial profession is giving streets and highways today. Included is an introduction to the negligence suit and tort liability....

Alternative Construction Quality Assurance Programs
Expanded governmental regulation of the construction industry and increased disputes over professional liability are contributing to a rapid expansion in construction Quality Assurance...

Risks and Liabilities in Engineering Practice
Practicing engineers face increasingly more difficult risk and liability situations. These result from larger and more complex projects and from uncertainties of materials, identification...

Construction Risks and Liability Sharing
Extensive litigation, large claims, construction conflicts and long delays have been increasing at an alarming rate during the past decade the trend is unmistakable and the dollar magnitude,...

Risk and Liability: The Owner's View

Identification and Nature of Risks (Panel discussion)

Minimizing Risks and Mitigating Losses (Panel discussion)

Concept to Commissioning: How Risky the Trip?

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...

Legal and Contractual Areas of Subsurface Investigations for Pipelines
Risk, liability, and uncertainties of construction costs and time are conditions that are prevalent on a pipeline project when subsurface information is obtained only for planning and...

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...

Acceptable Levels of Seismic Risk

Trench Cave-In: Contractor's Responsibility
The article Can Trench Cave-In Deaths Be Cut— in CIVIL ENGINEERING—ASCE, September 1977, states that the owner's engineer should accept responsibility for the design of temporary...

Criminal Liability of the Field Engineer
The state shall save harmless and indemnify all officers and employees of the state from financial loss arising out of any claim, demand, suit, or judgment by reason of alleged negligence...

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...

Dam Safety Guidelines — Responsibility and Liability

What To Do When the Suit is Served
The way in which principals of a design professional firm respond to a law suit alleging liability has great bearing on the way in which the suit progresses and on its effect on the firm....

Text of Comments Regarding California's Legal Experience in the Liability of Public Interests

Liability of the United States Under the Federal Tort Claims Act (28 U.S.C. ss 1346(b), 2672-80)

 

 

 

 

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