Civil engineering project management by A C Twort; J Gordon Rees

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By A C Twort; J Gordon Rees

This re-creation updates and revises the simplest useful consultant for on-site engineers. Written from the perspective of the undertaking engineer it information their duties, powers, and tasks. The ebook has been absolutely up-to-date to mirror the newest alterations to administration perform and new types of contract.

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All possible savings in design need to be sought, not only because this is manifestly in the interests of the employer, but because there are sure to be some unforeseen extra costs that need to be offset by any savings that can be made. Alternative designs of layout or of parts of the works have often to be studied before the most economic solution is found; hence completion of all design before starting construction makes a major contribution to controlling project cost. The most prolific causes of extra cost are: 9 not completing the design of the works in all essentials before the contract for construction is let; 9 not allowing adequate site investigations to take place; 9 encountering unforeseen conditions; 9 making changes to the works during construction.

6 Other associated conditions ACE Forms of Agreement The Association of Consulting Engineers produces a series of forms of agreement suitable for the employment of a consultant or other person to carry out studies, design, construction supervision or management of various types. These agreements are compatible with the standard ICE forms of contract but are also intended for use alongside any of the major forms of construction contract setting out the obligations and liabilities of the consultant and defining his duties.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Design errors, quantification errors. Design changes found necessary, or required by the employer. Unforeseen physical conditions or artificial obstructions. Unforeseen price rises in labour, materials or plant. Theft or damage to the works, or materials and equipment on site. Weather conditions, including floods or excessive hot weather. Delay or inability to obtain materials or equipment required. Inability to get the amount or quality of labour required, or labour strikes.

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