Accession Number : ADA177473


Title :   Architect/Engineer Liability in Construction Contracting.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Maynard,Mark E


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a177473.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 164


Abstract : This thesis investigates possible relationships between the amount of Architect/Engineer firm (A/E) liability and A/E costs and/or construction costs. A/E's provide plans and specifications for Government construction projects. Any changes which occur during the course of construction can lead to A/E liability when the corrective work includes unproductive costs. The data for this thesis includes the A/E design costs, construction costs, and the amount of A/E liability for each project. The projects were classified as not complex, complex, and very complex based on the construction characteristics of each project. Regression analysis was used in the search for a predictive mathematical equation. The best equation explained only 29.0% of the variation in A/E liability. Consequently, this study did not establish any significant relationship between the amount of A/E liability and A/E costs and/or construction costs. The background research did indicate that the A/E should have a much greater involvement in a project during construction. It is recommended that the project A/E be required to make site visits at least weekly. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *COST ANALYSIS , *CONSTRUCTION , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , THESES , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , COSTS , ENGINEERS , EQUATIONS , ARCHITECTS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE