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Engineering and Construction Law & Contracts, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Janet K. Yates

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Sep 22, 2010

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For all courses covering engineering and construction law and/or contracts.


This is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to engineering and construction law and contracts, written from the perspective of practicing engineers and construction professionals. Dr. J. K. Yates covers key issues through examples and case studies, minimizing the use of legal terminology, and explaining all essential legal terms in the common vernacular. This text’s broad coverage encompasses these and many other topics: labor, environmental, and sustainability law; professional ethics; tort law; agency relationships; real property law; firm ownership; contracts, including terms and conditions; government contracting; change orders; dispute resolution; risk management and construction insurance; and international legal issues, including arbitration.

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1. Introduction

2. The United States and other Legal Systems

3. The United States Federal and State Court Systems

4. United States Labor Laws that affect Engineers and Constructors

5. Environmental and Sustainability Laws that affect Engineers and Constructors

6. Engineering Professional Ethics

7. Engineering and Professional Registration and the Contractor Licensing Process

8. Agency Relationships

9. Tort Law

10. Legal Issues related to Real Property

11. Forms of Ownership of Firms

12. Forming Engineering and Construction Contracts

13. Contracts for Engineering and Construction Services

14. Contract Terms and Conditions

15. Specifications

16. Government Contracting

17. Changes

18. Contract Dispute Resolution Techniques

19. Risk Management and Construction Insurance

20. International Law, Contracts, and Arbitration

21. International Summary


Appendix A. United States Constitution

Appendix B. The Engineering and Health History of Love Canal

Appendix C. American Society of Civil Engineers Code of Ethics

Appendix D. Codes of Ethics

Appendix E. Suggested Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor for Construction

Appendix F. Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services

Appendix G. Short Form of Agreement Between Owner and Engineer for Professional Services

Appendix H. Standard General Conditions of the Construction Contract

Appendix I. Guide to the Preparation of Supplementary Conditions

Appendix J. Guidelines on Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures

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