Legal and Insurance Trends in Engineering
This paper describes the attitudes of society today on the use of litigation to collect financial compensation for alleged damages in product liability and professional liability situations....

Indian Water Rights in Idaho
Indian water rights are becoming ever more important in water resources planning. A brief history of Indian water rights litigation is presented along with an analysis and interpretation...

Photographic Record and Time Delays
This paper is presented for suggesting the use of photography to gather valid information about time delays on a construction project, which always cause major expense in themselves, and...

Mapping Massachusetts Wetlands
Government mapping programs have often been cost ineffective because of the repetition of incompatible and redundant mapping efforts at the conclusion of which the resultant maps are often...

Liability Implications for Low Volume Rural Highways
Sovereign immunity of local governments has been diminishing. Tort liability plagues local governments and imposes heavy financial burdens. Actions may be taken by the highway engineer...

Tort Liability and the Highway Engineer

Tort Liability as a Safety Incentive

Engineering and Legal Professions: Interaction Needed
Due to our advancing technology, there has been an increase in the number of litigations involving highly complex technical matters. Unfortunately decisions are being made in these cases...

Proposed Right-of-Way Policy
Chief executive officers of organizations that purchase and manage right-of-way have a management obligation to budget resources for professional land survey engineering. Investigations...

Allocation of Risks (Panel discussion)

Airport/Community Environmental Planning
An analysis of recent airport environmental planning practices shows that they have been fundamentally misdirected. Emphasis on the preparation and review of Environmental Impact Statements...

Evaluation of Contractor Comments on the Quality of Specifications
A summary of comments by contractors in responding to a questionnaire distributed by the ASCE Task Committee on Specifications. The responses reflect the construction industry viewpoint...

The Coastal Zone: Battleground and Classroom
The coastal zone of the nation is becoming the battleground for opposing energy and environmental interests. The Coastal Zone Management Law of 1972 asked that each state prepare a coastal...

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....

When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
In his inaugural address, ASCE's president describes his innovative approach to optimizing ASCE performance. He is (1) Challenging staff members and committees to improved...

Water Rights and Water Quality Management
Water rights constitute the oldest institutional arrangement for control of water quality, but recent decades have seen extensive development of alternative controls. These new mechanisms...

San Antonio Ranch Case Study? National Environmental Policy Act
Federal new communities fall under the scope of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 and San Antonio Ranch was the first such project to circulate an Environmental Impact Statement...

Are Contractors Treated Fairly—
Too often, specifications and contracts are written vaguely. The contractor has to deal with many unknowns and unpredictable factors. What can be done to ease this situation and reduce...

An Engineer Rebuts a Contractor's Charges of Unfair Contracts
An engineer responds to the article, Are Construction Contracts Fair, (CE, May, 1975) by contractor George A. Fox and lawyer Max E. Greenberg. Engineers should not be given additional...

The Metropolis Runs Dry
From 1961 to 1967, the northeastern United States suffered the worst drought in its recorded history. Caught in the fourth year of the unprecedented dry spell, some localities in the Delaware...

 

 

 

 

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