Contracts and the Legal Environment for Engineers and Architects

ISBN-10: 0073397849
ISBN-13: 9780073397849
Edition: 7th 2011
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Book details

List price: $262.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/19/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

This edition has been completely updated in recognition of the dynamic changes in the law in recent years. The text has been entirely reordered and several new chapters and chapter sections have been added. The book teaches the basic principles of the law.

James J. O’Brien, P.E., PMP, was vice chair of the board of O'Brien-Kreitzberg & Associates, Inc., the construction management firm that handled the renovation of San Francisco’s cable car system. He was also the program manager for the redevelopment of JFK International Airport. Mr. O’Brien is the author or editor of many books, including Contractor’s Management Handbook, Second Edition; Construction Management: A Professional Approach; Value Analysis in Design and Construction; and Scheduling Handbook, all published by McGraw-Hill.Fredric L. Plotnick, Ph.D., Esq., P.E., is principal and president of Engineering & Property Management Consultant, Inc., and an adjunct professor in the Civil Engineering and Engineering Management Departments at Drexel University. He has thirty years’ hands-on experience with the legal and technical aspects of project controls and the management of engineering design and construction. Dr. Plotnick is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International and a charter member and director of Academic Liaison and the Technical Track of the annual conference of the PMI college of Scheduling.

Introduction to Law
Evolution of Engineering and Law
Legal Systems in the United States and the World
Substantive v Procedural Law
Systems of Courts
Questions on Introduction to Law
Law of Contracts
Types of Contracts
Formation of Contracts
Procedural Issues in Formation of Contracts
Terms and Conditions
Privity and Third Party Beneficiaries
Construction and Interpretation
Discharge of Obligations
Issues with Discharge by Performance
Remedies for Breach of Contract
Questions on Law of Contracts
Relationships of Individuals and Society
Agency
Partnerships
Corporations
Insurance
Bonds and Suretyship
Federal Statutes and Regulations
Questions on Law of Relationships
Law of Torts
Definition and Scope of Torts
Torts Based Upon Intentional Actions
Torts Based Upon Negligent Actions
Torts Without Fault
Procedural Issues Relating to Torts
Professional Liability for Architects and Engineers
Questions on Law of Torts
Real and Other Property
Real and Personal Property
Above and Below - Air, Water and Mineral Rights
Intellectual Property
Questions on Law of Property
Application to Engineering and Construction Projects
Contracts for Construction Projects
Drawings
Specifications
Specifications for Workmanship
Specifications for Materials
General Conditions
Clauses Relating to Finance
Proposals
Advertising for Bids
Duty to Design-Engineering v Statutory Codes
Questions on Application to Engineering and Construction Issues
Engineering and Legal Procedure
The Engineer's Role in Litigation
The Engineer's Role in Arbitration
Questions on Engineers, Architects, and Litigation
Glossary
Index

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