ASCE's Role in the Work of the National Construction Dispute Resolution Committee of the American Arbitration Association

Insurance and the Environmental Engineer
The grading/excavation contractor had no problem completing the project, a routine regrading job with no visible problems or obstructions at the site, on time and on budget. Two years...

Multimedia-Based Construction Safety Education

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for Construction: Mediation as a Means of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Earning Empowerment From Stakeholders

A Hypermedia Constructability System
Traditional civil engineering follows as segmented process of design then construction. Separating the two provides a system of accountability and creativity. One of the shortfalls with...

Spotting Specs Offenders
About 80% of all specification related litigation is brought about by three different personality types all too common to construction projects. The problem is specifications abuse, when...

Projecting Land Use/Transportation Interactions
The inherent uncertainty in forecasting the interaction between transportation capacity and induced development has resulted in insufficient analysis of this dynamic in the transportation...

Forensic Aspects of Future HSGT
Forensic sciences deal with the relations and application of technical problems in litigation and court procedures. This paper anticipates possible legal actions that may involve the introduction...

The Injury/Restoration Handshake
This paper explains the two components of restoration, proposes a system for evaluating injuries while planning a damage assessment, and applies these concepts to a hypothetical release...

The Use of Economics in Restoration Planning
Economic methods can be used to estimate the value of resource services in terms of a common denominator (e.g., dollars). Resource value estimates can help in determining the expected...

Session Abstruct—NOAA's Damage Assessment and Restoration Program: A Program for the Present and Future

Howdy, Partner
Litigation has long been a nemesis to the construction industry. In recent years, contractors and owners have used innovative alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, such as arbitration,...

The Status of Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Activities

The Evolution of an Environmental Monitor
After more than 40 years of planning, litigation, design and construction, one of the nation's most controversial highway projects is finished. The completion earlier this...

Nassau County Sludge Management Multi-Phased Environmental Assessment

Improper Uses of Construction Specifications
Uses and abuses of construction specifications is a phenomenon discussed everywhere construction people gather. Issues addressed tend to be both general in nature, and project specific....

Improving Specifications
Ambiguous and unclear specifications cause confusion, disagreements, and, often, lawsuits. All too frequently the writer is at fault for not making clear exactly what he or she means....

Solving the High-Level (and Low-Level) Radioactive Waste Puzzle
Finding sites for both high-level and low-level radioactive wastes (LLRW and HLRW) has come to a virtual halt. The present system is based on a 'command-and-control'...

Fear of Trying
Conventional methods for cleaning up hazardous-waste sites are expensive, subject to increasing restrictions, and don't work that well for certain types of waste. Innovative...

 

 

 

 

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