2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal)

2019 CSCE Annual Conference - Laval (Greater Montreal) Conference


Title
How and why use a Code of Standard Practice for Structural Steel

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Author
Dr. HELLEN CHRISTODOULOU, CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION (Presenter)
Abstract

Don’t we all want to prevent and resolve project disputes? Of course, we do! More importantly however, we first need to be informed and understand the effective tools that available to us and secondly, we must ensure that we integrate their usage in our projects. The purpose of this paper is not to give a detailed rendition of the articles of the CISC Code of Standard Practice, but rather to present a partial and cursory summary of some of the responsibilities and obligations of the key stakeholders, as outlined in the Code and typical in Codes od Standard Practice. A real case example will be presented and will serve as a good illustration of the critical importance in the Code, its application and effective use to prevent and/or resolve projet disputes. The objective of the author of this paper is to provide a cursory overview of some key aspects of the Code. It should be noted that direct content of the Code is repeatedly used in this paper, to reiterate the substantive significance of the articles on the global perspective of this paper. The Code has a plethora of information that is critical for projects, but this paper will cover a few items as food for thought for all stakeholders, such that they appreciate the importance of specifying this type of document in the contract documents.