Accession Number:

ADA220562

Title:

An Investigation of the Legal Criteria Governing Differing Site Conditions Disputes on Construction Contracts

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

Construction contract administrators have no resource available that helps them make correct decisions at the field travel regarding differing site conditions disputes. Journal articles, papers and treaties review only a limited number of cases, and often reach superficial or even mistaken conclusions. The existing literature is too exact. It addresses only specific issues and cannot be applied generally to any issues that may arise in a differing site conditions dispute. In fact, the existing literature may promote contract disputes as much as prevent them. This report is designed to provide contract administrators with a document, based on case law, that can be used in the field to help resolve any differing site conditions dispute. It reveals the reasoning used by the courts in reaching decisions on such disputes, and enables contractors and owners to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their positions and to decide whether to settle an unresolved dispute at the field level or pursue it through the courts. Theses. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE