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The idea for this Guide arose during a series of meetings in 1983–1985 among leaders of the design and construction industry who convened to discuss opportunities to improve quality in constructed projects. The group decided that the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) would develop and publish a guide with information and recommendations geared toward helping people improve the quality of the projects they own, design, and/or construct.




In 1987, ASCE published a Preliminary Review Draft of the Guide that was distributed to more than 1,000 professionals, including owners, design professionals, constructors, agency personnel, legal experts, educators, and others. Their comments were addressed and incorporated into a Trial Use and Com - ment Edition, published in 1988 and purchased by more than 15,000 people in the construction industry.




The Trial Use and Comment Edition yielded approximately 1,500 additional comments, which were addressed in the First Edition, published in 1990. In 1997, ASCE appointed a committee to update the Guide for the Second Edition, which was published in 2000. The Second Edition carried on the originators’ intent that the Guide be a living document.




The Committee to Update Manual 73 worked with authors to produce four new or entirely rewritten chapters that address important industry changes during the period 1990 to 2000: • “Project Delivery Systems” (Chapter 3); • “Computers and Project Quality” (Chapter 21); • “Partnering” (Chapter 24); • “Value Engineering” (Chapter 25). In addition, reviewers updated the existing chapters from the First Edition. The new and updated chapters were reviewed by representative groups of owners, design professionals, and constructors.




The entire Guide was then reviewed by the appointed committee, 13 professional associations, a forum of legal experts, and a peer review team. Altogether, more than 125 industry professionals participated in producing the Second Edition. The Second Edition also included new features to increase the day-to-day utility of the Guide, including summaries of project participant activities for each chapter, a page layout format to provide space for notes, more references to relevant publications and Internet resources, and Internet links to the latest editions of standard-form contract documents.




This Third Edition maintains the features of the Second Edition and provides relevant information developed since the publication of the Second Edition. More than 50 industry professionals have participated in producing the Third Edition. This Guide is written primarily for the three




principal project participants in a traditional design-bid-build (DBB) project—the owner, design professional, and constructor. It is also intended to be valuable to other project participants, including regulatory agency staff, subcontractors, subconsultants, and suppliers, as well as educators and students.

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