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Contractor Misrepresented Excavation Quantities Payment; Unit Prices

Saturday, December 03, 2005 04:41 pm

 
Contractor Misrepresented Excavation Quantities Payment; Unit Prices

The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that a contractor misrepresented excavation quantities when it used accumulated volume calculations which included rework needed to meet design elevations.

The State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, awarded a contract to Jim Psenak Construction for reclamation of an abandoned coal mine pit and spoil pile. The project consisted primarily of unitpriced cut and fill work. The contract stated that quantities would be measured and paid for "by volume or by area...in a format acceptable to the E [...]

 
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