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Better Contracting for Underground Construction.


PB236973

Publication Date 1974
Page Count 154
Abstract A study was conducted during the period August 1, 1973 to June 30, 1974 of contracting for underground construction as practiced in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. The study was made by the 24-member Standing Subcommittee No. 4, 'Contracting Practices' of the U.S. National Committee on Tunneling Technology. Two consultants, one qualified in contract law and the other in construction engineering, assisted the Subcommittee. Based on the study, 17 recommendations are made for improvements in U.S. contracting practices. Included are recommendations on rights-of-way, disclosure of subsurface information, disclaimers, changed conditions, extraordinary water problems, types of insurance, tunnel support, change negotiations, value engineering, publication of engineer's estimate, contractor financing costs, and arbitration. The report includes a comprehensive bibliography of books, reports, periodicals, articles, laws, regulations, and regulations of European countries.
Keywords
  • Management analysis
  • Tunnel construction
  • Contract administration
  • Tunneling(Excavation)
  • Construction management
  • Cost plus contracts
  • Negotiated contracts
  • Bids
  • Engineering costs
  • Engineering geology
  • Value engineering
  • Negotiations
  • Law(Jurisprudence)
  • Bibliographies
  • Contract management
  • Contractor furnished equipment
Source Agency
  • Research Applications Directorate
NTIS Subject Category
  • 70B - Management Practice
  • 70C - Management Information Systems
  • 50B - Civil Engineering
Corporate Authors National Committee on Tunneling Technology, Washington, D.C.; Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.; National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. Research applied to; Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, D.C. Bureau of
Supplemental Notes Sponsored in part by Bureau of Reclamation, Washington, D.C. and Corps of Engineers, Washington, D.C.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 197503
Contract Number
  • NSF-C310
Better Contracting for Underground Construction.
Better Contracting for Underground Construction.
PB236973

  • Management analysis
  • Tunnel construction
  • Contract administration
  • Tunneling(Excavation)
  • Construction management
  • Cost plus contracts
  • Negotiated contracts
  • Bids
  • Engineering costs
  • Engineering geology
  • Value engineering
  • Negotiations
  • Law(Jurisprudence)
  • Bibliographies
  • Contract management
  • Contractor furnished equipment
  • Research Applications Directorate
  • 70B - Management Practice
  • 70C - Management Information Systems
  • 50B - Civil Engineering
  • NSF-C310
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