More Articles for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Unsteady Ground

Brian Morrow, P.E., Esq - Apr 12, 2014

Unsteady Ground

Corps of Engineers denies contractor’s Type 1 differing site condition claim on Iraqi project. Site conditions that differ from what the contractor expects — including subsurface soil conditions — is one of the biggest risks for many contractors. Soils conditions that ...

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Faulty Process

Better Roads Staff - Nov 06, 2013

Faulty Process

Contractor’s appeal for $2.3 million denied because of improper claim The Spearin doctrine – which originates from the case United States v. Spearin – provides that contractors are not responsible for defective plans or specifications. Instead, the owner impliedly warrants the ...

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House passes water infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

House passes water infrastructure bill

The House on Wednesday night passed its version of a bill to reauthorize federal waterways spending, the Associated Press reports. The $8.2 billion measure -- known  as H.R. 3080, or the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) -- passed the ...

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Governing board denies dam contractor’s claim for extra aggregate

Staff Report - Sep 26, 2013

Governing board denies dam contractor’s claim for extra aggregate

. “Contracts for the execution of the works should be drawn with care and precision: Because, when without legal flaws, neither party will be able to take advantage of the other.” —Vitruvius, chief architect to Caesars Julius and Augustus Contract interpretation is ...

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Evolving Overlays

Better Roads Staff - Sep 09, 2013

Evolving Overlays

Thinner concrete for preserving pavements   By Gerald F. Voigt, P.E., president and CEO, American Concrete Pavement Association, Rosemont, Illinois   Concrete overlays are getting thin enough today that they are becoming an option for preserving pavements. Through advances in science and technology, concrete ...

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Generating Claims

Better Roads Staff - Jul 08, 2013

Generating Claims

Subcontractor recovers profits and shared savings under Miller Act The Miller Act requires general contractors on federal construction projects to furnish performance and payment bonds to secure performance and payment to all suppliers of labor and material. The Miller Act is ...

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Superthin Concrete Overlays

Better Roads Staff - Oct 09, 2012

Superthin Concrete Overlays

Spurred forward by some brave new thinking, the concrete pavement industry is working toward thinner concrete overlays these days – down to 3 inches, even 2 inches. Some Iowa counties have paved a lot of miles of 4-inch overlays that have ...

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RoadWorks: Inside the Highway and Bridge Industry

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2010

RoadWorks:  Inside the Highway and Bridge Industry

Go Ahead, Tax Us, We Need the Infrastructure.   By John Lattta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Tom Anderson   A nother major transportation industry is prepared to support a hefty tax increase on itself to help provide the healthy infrastructure it must have. Barge operators are ...

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