The Quest for Quality
an Engineer's View on Responsibility and Liability
This proceedings is the product of the 1990 Triennial Conference which is a conference series held every three years, alternating on each side of the Atlantic, originally between the American...

Challenges Posed by Large-Scale Asbestos Abatement Projects in Occupied High-Rise Buildings
The challenges posed by a large-scale asbestos abatement project are great: providing a safe indoor environment for building tenants and property that is liability-free for the building...

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...

Hydroelectric Generator Rewinding Pitfalls and Means to Ensure Success
The failure or success of generator rewinding begins well before the actual rewind, and many of the pitfalls can be avoided if owners take some very important steps prior to the rewind...

Avoiding and Resolving Disputes in Underground Construction
Successful Practices and Guidelines
A method of developing cooperative, problem-solving attitudes on projects through a basic risk sharing philosophy between owner and contractor is presented. Special contracting provisions...

Mobilization for a Construction Project in an Urban Environment
Mobilization by a contractor for the construction of a major project must consider four basic objectives: efficient work performance, owner satisfaction, site safety, and minimal community...

Discussion of the Use of Multi-Design Contracts
The paper begins by defining the multi-prime contract for design services, under which there is more than one contract between design professional and owner for a single project. It then...

Change Orders & Claims—An Owner's Perspective
Generally, the changes come before the claims. The owner wants to know why a change is needed, how much it will cost, and why the need for it was only just discovered. More money spent...

Evaluating Alternatives in Construction Management
Construction professionals (i.e., construction owners and contractors) are constantly faced with the task of evaluating alternatives related to managerial issues such as the amount of...

Third Party Interface Within the Construction Contract
The construction contract inevitably requires an interface with a third party, outside of the traditional Owner/Engineer-Contractor relationship. Often, the local jurisdictional body,...

Elements of Project Success
The Project Organization Task Force of CII has identified eight elements that determine project success. They vary in importance depending on the client and type of facility being constructed....

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction—An Engineer's Viewpoint
The focus of the discussion is on equity, risk, and defining what is meant by the unexpected in construction. These issues are clearly major elements in the disputes among the several...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction?—The Owner's Viewpoint
The question of who pays for the unexpected in construction cannot be answered in a way that will apply to all situations. The contract documents are the starting point for determining...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction?
On April 25, 1963, the ASCE Metropolitan Section held a seminar on 'Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction?' at the United Engineering Center in New York...

Contractability—Recent Concepts in Contracting
Owners are customizing project delivery systems by uniquely aligning service agreements and construction contracts. Seeking more productive ways to construct facilities, owners currently...

Transition to Facility Management
The introduction of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) capability into facility planning, design, construction, and management provides the capability to better generate, manage,...

Crescent and Vischer Ferry Hydroelectric Redevelopment Projects
The owners of aging small hydro plants face a myriad of complex technical, economic, and regulatory challenges as they seek to reliance and prepare their projects for continued operation...

Excellence in the Constructed Project
This proceedings of the specialty conference Construction Congress I addresses diverse technical subject areas in the context of the integrated construction project. The Congress enabled...

Who Owns the Beach? Finding a Nexus Gets Complicated

Augered Cast-in-Place Piles
Development of the augered cast-in-place pile system from origination in the late 1940's to the present state of the art is presented, with methods of pile placement, including...

 

 

 

 

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