A workshop with delegates from engineering societies, contractors, and construction managers could be a useful exercise in better defining responsibilities and risk of all construction team members. Transferring the risk to one member is not a viable solution.
Dinsmore, H. Robert, Jr, “The Ancient Masterbuilder,” 2008, 5 pp., http://www.masterbuilderfellowship.com/page5.html
Ward R. Malisch, P.E., is technical director for the American Society of Concrete Contractors. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bruce A. Suprenant, P.E., is the president of Concrete Engineering Services. He can be reached at email@example.com.
This column is sponsored by the American Society of Concrete Contractors, but the views expressed are solely those of the authors.