Accession Number : ADA315580

Title :   Liability of Design Professionals for the Review/Approval of Contracting Submittals.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Richard C.

PDF Url : ADA315580

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This thesis presents inquiries relevant in determining a design professional's liability for the review and approval of four types of contractor submittals: shop drawings, 'or equals', product samples, and approved methods. Appellate court cases dealing with these disputes were identified and evaluated to determine the key and consistent issues and rules applied by the courts. The inquiries are organized in the form of a list for each type of submittal. The objective is for design professionals, owners, contractors, and contract administrators to resolve their disputes with the aid of these inquiries, thus avoiding unnecessary and costly litigation.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, *LITIGATION, CONTRACTORS, THESES, SAMPLING, ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, SHOPS(WORK AREAS).

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE