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Engineer's Directive Was Not Extra Work Changes-constructive

Tuesday, December 02, 2003 06:05 pm

Engineer's Directive Was Not Extra Work Changes-constructive

The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a subcontractor was not forced to perform extra work when a state engineer required foundation shafts to be drilled into rock beyond minimum depth requirements.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation awarded a contract to E. T. Ige Construction, Inc. to construct a concrete bridge across a stream on the island of Maui. The design called for a foundation of cast-in-place piles that were to be poured in drilled shafts. The drawings and specifications indicated estimated elevations for the depths of the drilled shafts. The shafts had to extend "at least [...]

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