Boundaries of Responsiblities in the Design and Construction Stages


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Title: Boundaries of Responsiblities in the Design and Construction Stages

Author(s): C. Donald Johnson, Theodore G. Steimer, and Halvard W. Birkeland

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 68

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 21-31

Keywords: construction;contractors;contracts;engineering drawings;engineers; inspection; quality control;reinforced concrete;standards;structural design;structural engineering.

Date: 1/1/1971

Boundaries of responsiblities, as they are in current practice, are explored and discussed. Weaknesses are pointed out and remedies are suggested. Attention is foucused primarily on the frictional interface between the design and construction teams. It all concerns quality control and structural adequacy. It is recongized thatmany of the ideas presented are controversial, and it is hoped that this will bring out discussion from readers. It is reccommended that a "Code of Standard Practice for Concrete Construction," dealing specifically with responsiblities, be developed.