By A. C. Twort BSc, FICE, FIWES, J. Gordon Rees BSc(Eng), MICE, FCIArb (auth.)
This ebook covers equipment followed for venture the layout and development of civil engineering initiatives. the choices for separate layout and development are in comparison with layout and construct tasks, development administration, and guy agement contracting. The salient variations are proven among a few of the con ditions of agreement used. the jobs of the engineer, employer's undertaking supervisor or his consultant less than assorted types of agreement are in comparison. specifications for the construction of agreement records, requirements, tendering approaches and selection of contractor are set out. The engineer's powers and the tasks of his resident engineer at the website of con struction are thought of intimately. documents, submitting platforms, programme and growth charts utilized by the resident engineer are illustrated, and recommendation is given at the dealing with of defense difficulties and hard events on website. difficulties of size and billing of amounts in response to the civil engi neering regular process are defined. right systems for atmosphere charges for various paintings, check for method-related goods, and dealing with claims for unfore obvious stipulations less than ICE Clause 12 are given. problems with hold up claims and events the place the contractor submits quotations sooner than project different paintings are mentioned. The strategy is largely functional all through and covers many real prob lems met on website, together with measures which are a good idea in terms of website surveys and investigations, building of earthworks and pipelines, and the creation and putting of concrete.
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8), no problems arose, though, of course, the safety margins in hand were lost. Contractual arrangements CONTRACT NO. Process plant Electrical sub c. 2. Site investigation! 3. Valve supply 4. Pipe supply 5. Swing bridge Plant Civil sub-c. 6. Site preparation 7. Main civil works 1. Year 1 CD 43 Year 2 Manufacture MIl m , 1 ~I .. I T T ~: m :21 ~I ~I m u::~ 1 ChI CcInIhcIIan +1 i:!!!. ~. ~: it. :if: In C\I 8. 9. Pumping plant Instrumentation T Manufacture Fig. 1. Planning the coordination of contracts for a water supply project On the massive Mangla dam project undertaken in Pakistan at a cost that would now be over £1 billion, the problem of how to coordinate the input of eight major plant suppliers for hydroelectric plant, gates and valves with the civil work, was solved by requiring the main civil contractor to take over the plant at the manufacturer's works after completion and testing to the satisfaction of the engineer.
3 Department of the Environment. Monthly Bulletin of Indices. London: HMSO. 4 CESMM3 Price Database. London: Thomas Telford. Civil Engineering and Highways Works Price Book. London: E & F N Spon. Architects' and Builders' Price Book. London: E & F N Spon. Laxton's Building Price Book. London: Kelly's Directories Ltd. 1 Standard conditions of contract Over a period of many years there have been introduced a large number of standard forms of conditions of contract. Sometimes these have been developed by particular industries or specialist suppliers, but conditions for more general use have been developed by the major engineering and building institutions, as well as by government and allied organizations.
The contract can be on the basis of cost plus a percentage fee (rarely used) or cost plus a fixed fee, or a target cost. Payment terms have to define which costs are reimbursable and which are covered by any lump sum payments. Payment is made on the basis of the estimated expenditure for the forthcoming month, subject to adjustment of the preceding month's payment according to the actual expenditure incurred. This amounts to payment in advance. A project manager administers the contract but he does not have a fully independent status, although he is required to act impartially in some matters.