Teamwork Requires Good Groundwork

Angelo, William J.
December 2004
ENR: Engineering News-Record;12/20/2004 Supp Design Build, p36
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This article informs that Dallas-based ADSC, The International Association of Foundation Drilling is reaching out to design-builders to encourage open communication with their deep-foundation and earth-retention system experts. ADSC feels strongly that early involvement of such specialty contractors in design-build teaming can pay enormous dividends. While the foundation component of a major project is miniscule compared to overall project costs, the impact can be enormous in that dealing with sub-surface and frequently unforeseen conditions can severely crimp schedule and budget and increase costs exponentially due to possible redesign, delay, change orders and claims.


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