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Title: Geotechnical factors in the dredgeability of sediments. Report 4, Reducing the impact of contract claims
Authors: Spigolon, S. J.
Keywords: Marine sediments--Environmental aspects
Dredging spoil--Environmental aspects
Dredging--Environmental aspects
Public contracts
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Series/Report no.: Contract Report (Dredging Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. Contract Report DRP-93-3; Report 4
Abstract: This report applies the geotechnical engineering and other contributions of the Dredging Research Program to understanding and reducing those factors that lead to contract claims regarding a difference in site conditions. Summary statements were derived from four major sources: (a) published literature dealing with construction, and particularly, dredging claims, (b) telephone interviews with dredging contractors, dredging consultants, and Corps of Engineer geotechnical and dredging operations personnel, (c) review of recent contract claims regarding differing site conditions, and (d) study of all pertinent documents published by the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. Based on review of the above, it was concluded that two major factors contribute to claims of differing site conditions: (a) lack of sufficient and effective communication about subsurface conditions between the owner (the Corps of Engineers) and dredging contractors, and (b) lack of proficiency on the part of personnel, equipment, and/or procedures used by dredging contractors or the Corps. Recommendations are given for resolving the factors listed above.
Description: Contract Report
Gov't Doc #: Contract Report DRP-93-3; Report 4
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 70 pages / 5.124 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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