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106th Street, Suite 300
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Terracon is a dynamic and growing employee-owned firm of consulting engineers and scientists providing geotechnical, environmental, construction materials, and facilities services to clients at local, regional, and national levels. Since 1965, Terracon ha ... more
Legal Affairs Committee Chair
Legal Counsel's Forum of the American Council of Engineering Companies
Yost noted that the Committee focused on claim precursors and a few key dos and don'ts.
"Being aware of claim precursors is particularly important," Yost said.
"Being aware of the precursors allows geoprofessionals to intervene early, and defuse a claim before the formal elements of the process are initiated."
Among some of the key dos and don'ts are "never admit fault," which gets its own chapter, and the maintenance of files once a firm becomes aware that a claim is likely to be filed.
"Unfortunately, claims and litigation have become almost routine elements of geoprofessional practice," Yost said.
Joliet Junior College
Bellefontaine High School