LEGAL ASPECTS OF OPEN CUT CONSTRUCTION

Construction of temporary earth retaining structures raises unique legal problems not usually encountered in other areas of construction work. A primary difference is that of design responsiblity. Even though the owner's architect or engineer has designed the project itself, generally it is the contractor who designs necessary temporary earth retaining structures such as sheeting or bracing systems. Usually, this design is still subject to approval of the owner's architect or engineer. Legal principles relating to responsibility for design of temparary support, protection of utilities, and adjoining promises are presented. Applicable federal, state and local safety codes are examined. /ASCE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Feb. 25, 1975 ASCE Open Cut Construction Seminar, New York, N.Y.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Cantor, L
    • Rubin, R A
    • Goldberg, E H
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #11767 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM