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LPA 69 – The need for well-defined objectives and scope agreed by the Client and Ground Engineering Specialist

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A common cause of disagreement (and in some cases legal dispute) between a client and the ground engineering specialist is a gap between the client’s expectations of the final product from a site investigation (most commonly a report) and that actually published by the specialist. Sometimes that gap results from a shortcoming in the execution of the sitework or in the drafting of the report. However, more often it results from a lack of clarity or agreement between the parties regarding the objectives or scope of the work / report. This LPA provides some examples of common issues and proposes ways in which such disputes can be avoided.

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