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Guidelines for Application of Special Condition of Contract in Construction Contract Employing Trenchless Technology

Preface

Guidelines for Application of Conditions in Construction Contract Employing Trenchless Technology was first published in 2002 to provide guidance to project owners in developing contract conditions for their Trenchless Technology projects. There has been sea change in technology applications and through technological advancement several uncertainties have been removed. General sensitizations about the techniques have also grown substantially & therefore a revision had become imperative. It is our proud privilege to present the second & revised edition of this publication that provides readers with appropriate information that is more sync with times.

The book aims at providing guidelines to establish contract conditions for Trenchless Technology works for project owners & planners working on their behalf in a more objective manner. Trenchless techniques provide opportunities to meet the geological & physical challenges while developing, maintaining & managing subsurface networks, if executed properly. Being construction projects, the common practice in contracting is to use the Standard Conditions of Contract (SCC) for civil works. These conditions, at times, are unable to address the specific requirements of Trenchless projects works leading to discords & dispute at the project execution & conclusion stages. With a view to include the specific requirements of Trenchless process in such SCC, this book provides the guidelines to develop specific conditions suitable for use in Trenchless projects. Reader can consider these guidelines to address the specific requirements on case to case basis.

We would like to invite the reader to provide us their comments for the future revisions. Comments on newer developments to enhance the content coverage are welcome all times.

 

Prof. Niranjan Swarup
Executive Director
Indian Society for Trenchless Technology


Table of Contents

 

Sl. No. Chapters
Chapter 1
Introduction to Trenchless Technology
1.1
Definition of Trenchless Technology
1.2
Advantages of Trenchless Methods
1.3
Background of the Industry
1.4
Classification Systems for Trenchless Methods
1.5
Definition of Trenchless Terms
1.6
Guidelines for Application of Special Conditions of Contracts Employing Trenchless Technology
Chapter 2
Trenchless technology systems
2.1
New Installations
2.2
Replacement
2.3
Renovation
2.4
Subsurface Investigation Techniques
2.5
Subsurface Utility Engineering
2.6
Guidelines for Application of Special Conditions of Contracts Employing Trenchless Technology
Chapter 3
Requirement for Trenchless Technology Projects
3.1
Organizational Capabilities
3.2
Project Execution Resources
3.3
Project Execution Track Records
3.4
Guidelines for Application of Special Conditions of Contracts Employing Trenchless Technology
Chapter 4
Contract conditions pertaining to Subsurface & over ground survey & pipeline inspections.
4.1
Survey and Investigation
4.2
Responsibility of Survey and Investigations
4.3
Identification of Nearby Underground Utilities
4.4
Guidelines for Application of Special Conditions of Contracts Employing Trenchless Technology
Chapter 5
Contract Conditions Pertaining to Material Specifications for Trenchless Projects
5.1 Pipe Materials
5.2 Pipe Soil Interaction
5.3 Pipe Selection Meeting the Specific Project Requirements
5.4 Guidelines for Application of Special Conditions of Contracts Employing Trenchless Technology
Chapter 6 Contract Conditions Pertaining to Enabling Works for Trenchless Projects
6.1 Project Initiation Requirements
6.2 Defining Project Initiation Responsibilities
6.3 Guidelines for Application of Special Conditions of Contracts Employing Trenchless Technology
Chapter 7
Contract conditions pertaining to project supervision works for trenchless projects
7.1
Site Safety Planning
7.2
Preconstruction Surveys
7.3
Testing of Materials
7.4
Construction Monitoring
7.5
Managing Operations
7.6
Guidelines for Application of Special Conditions of Contracts Employing Trenchless Technology
Chapter8
Contract Conditions Pertaining to Supervision and Third Party Assessment Works for Trenchless Projects
8.1
Qualifying Criteria for Third Party Inspection
8.2
Responsibilities of the Consultants
8.3
Guidelines for Application of Special Conditions of Contracts Employing Trenchless Technology
  Annexure – I Trenchless Technology Operator Qualification Programme
  Annexure - II Registered Qualified Professionals