Dr. Luis Prieto-Portar, Piedroba's Principal and CEO, recently was asked by Pile Buck Magazine to share the firm's experience on marine infrastructure projects. Piedroba, a marine infrastructure consultant, is often in a position to identify those approaches that make projects successful, and which processes cause conflict.
Incomplete or inaccurate geotechnical information will result in an unsuccessful project for both the Owner and the contractor. Some owners cut costs by providing minimal or incomplete geotechnical information, and expect the contractor to complete the investigation on their “own dime”. This “penny wise and pound foolish” ploy usually results in failed projects followed by litigation. Dr. Prieto-Portar further states: 'it is unfortunate that in our industry, the contractor’s knowledge is not commonly solicited for the design and preparation of the bid documents.'
The entire article can be found on page 28-30 of Pile Buck International Volume 30 Issue 4: