Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering and the Construction Process

Author: Justin Sweet,Marc M. Schneier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111578710

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1088

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The primary focus of this text is to provide a bridge for students between the academic world and the real world. This bridge is built through an understanding of what is law, how law is created, how law affects almost every activity of human conduct, and how legal institutions operate. Intended mainly for architectural and engineering students, but increasingly for those in business schools and law schools, this text features a clear, concise, and jargon-free presentation. It probes beneath the surface of legal rules and uncovers why these rules developed as they did, outlines arguments for and against these rules, and examines how they work in practice. Updated with the most recent developments in the legal aspects of architectural, engineering, and the construction processes, this text is also a valuable reference for practitioners and has been cited in over twenty-five court decisions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering and the Construction Process

Author: Justin Sweet,Marc M. Schneier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133711928

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1088

View: 9238

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The primary focus of this text is to provide a bridge for students between the academic world and the real world. This bridge is built through an understanding of what is law, how law is created, how law affects almost every activity of human conduct, and how legal institutions operate. Intended mainly for architectural and engineering students, but increasingly for those in business schools and law schools, this text features a clear, concise, and jargon-free presentation. It probes beneath the surface of legal rules and uncovers why these rules developed as they did, outlines arguments for and against these rules, and examines how they work in practice. Updated with the most recent developments in the legal aspects of architectural, engineering, and the construction processes, this text is also a valuable reference for practitioners and has been cited in over twenty-five court decisions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering & the Construction Process

Author: Justin Sweet,Marc Schneier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495411213

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 769

View: 892

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The primary focus of this text is to provide a bridge for students between the academic world and the real world. This bridge is built through an understanding of what is law, how law is created, how law affects almost every activity of human conduct, and how legal institutions operate. Intended mainly for architectural and engineering students, but increasingly for those in business schools and law schools, this text features a clear, concise, and jargon-free presentation. It probes beneath the surface of legal rules and uncovers why these rules developed as they did, outlines arguments for and against these rules, and examines how they work in practice. Updated with the most recent developments in the legal aspects of architectural, engineering, and the construction processes, this text is also a valuable reference for practitioners that has been cited in over twenty-five court decisions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Construction Law for Design Professionals, Construction Managers and Contractors

Author: Justin Sweet,Marc M. Schneier,Blake Wentz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 128598143X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 640

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CONSTRUCTION LAW FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS, CONSTRUCTIONS MANAGERS AND CONTRACTORS is a condensed -- and completely revamped -- version of the bestselling authority on engineering law, LEGAL ASPECTS OF ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS (now in its 9th edition) by Justin Sweet, Marc M. Schneier and Blake Wentz. For this new book, the authors have directed the text at engineering, architecture and construction management students. Given the authors' long and deep understanding of the intersection between the law and the construction industry, professors and students can trust this text is unparalleled. The addition of Blake Wentz to the author team emphasizes the commitment to the field. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Architects, Engineers and the Law

Author: J. R. Cooke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862877641

Category: Law

Page: 325

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Constructing a building is a complex legal as well as technical project. Consequently, architectural and engineering practice increasingly demands a sound understanding of planning and commercial law issues.Architects, Engineers and the Law has become the standard reference for architects, engineers and lawyers on the legal aspects of day-to-day architectural and engineering practice. J R Cooke provides clear concise explanations of the legal responsibilities of architects and engineers, and the consequences of the many legal processes and relationships part of the construction process.Twenty-six chapters coverContracts Tenders Employment relationships Budgets and estimates Progress certificates Statutory planning and building control Restrictions on land use Consent authorities and planning appeal tribunals Moral rights legislation Standards of professional conduct and care Consequences of breaches of professional duty and care. Architects, Engineers and the Law will enable you to proceed confident that you understand the legal responsibilities and consequences of your practice.

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

ECPPM 2014

Author: Ardeshir Mahdavi,Bob Martens,Raimar Scherer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315736950

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 960

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In the last two decades, the biannual ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series has provided a unique platform for the presentation and discussion of the most recent advances with regard to the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) applications in the AEC/FM (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management) domains. ECPPM 2014, the 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, was hosted by the Department of Building Physics and Building Ecology of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria (17-19 September 2014). This book entails a substantial number of high-quality contributions that cover a large spectrum of topics pertaining to ICT deployment instances in AEC/FM, including: - BIM (Building Information Modelling) - ICT in Civil engineering & Infrastructure - Human requirements & factors - Computational decision support - Commissioning, monitoring & occupancy - Energy & management - Ontology, data models, and IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) - Energy modelling - Thermal performance simulation - Sustainable buildings - Micro climate modelling - Model calibration - Project & construction management - Data & information management As such, eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2014 represents a rich and comprehensive resource for academics and professionals working in the interdisciplinary areas of information technology applications in architecture, engineering, and construction.

Construction Project Scheduling and Control

Author: Saleh A. Mubarak

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111884579X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Bad scheduling can doom a construction project from thestart Construction Project Scheduling and Control provides acomprehensive examination of the analytical methods used to devisea reasonable, efficient, and successful schedule for constructionprojects of all sizes. This updated third edition contains newinformation on building image modeling (BIM) and its relationshipto project scheduling and control, as well as thorough coverage ofthe latest developments in the field. Written by a careerconstruction professional, this informative text introducesstudents to new concepts in CPM scheduling, including the author'sown Dynamic Minimum Lag technique. The expanded glossary andacronym list facilitate complete understanding, and the numeroussolved and unsolved problems help students test their knowledge andapply critical thinking to issues in construction scheduling. Acomplete instructor's manual provides solutions to all problems inthe book, test questions for each chapter, and additional examquestions for more comprehensive testing. The entire success of a construction process hinges on anefficient, well-thought out schedule, which is strictly definedwhile allowing for inevitable delays and changes. This book helpsstudents learn the processes, tools, and techniques used to makeprojects run smoothly, with expert guidance toward the realities ofthis complex function. Discover realistic scheduling solutions and cutting edgemethods Learn the duties, responsibilities, and techniques of projectcontrol Get up to date on the latest in sustainability, BIM, and leanconstruction Explore the software tools that help coordinate scheduling Scheduling encompasses everything from staff requirements andequipment needs to materials delivery and inspections, requiring adeep understanding of the process. For the student interested inconstruction management, Construction Project Scheduling andControl is an informative text on the field's current bestpractices.

Principles and Practices of Construction Law

Author: Nancy J. White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130325761

Category: House & Home

Page: 433

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Principles and Practices of Construction Law presents the most common areas of law encountered in the construction industry in an easy-to-read format. Geared to those not yet studying law, the legal concepts are simplified and presented in a basic and simple format that is understandable, practical and devoid of excessive legal detail that can be overwhelming. The book is designed to build readers' ability to think critically, solve legal problems and write comprehensible solutions to claims and issues arising in the construction process. The volume provides an introduction to the legal system and the maxims of law, and addresses applying and using the law, logic, preparing legal arguments and briefing cases, law, ethics, and morality, relationships among the parties on the project, bidding, specification and plans, delays, and acceleration, differing, and unforeseen site conditions, warranties, termination of the contract and contract damages, torts, joint liability and indemnity and dispute resolution. For construction industry professionals interested in a basic understanding of important legal concepts.

Design-Build: Planning Through Development

Author: Jeffrey Beard,Loulakis Esq.,Edward Wundram

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071499965

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 543

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Definitive guide to mastering Design-Build Design-Build (D-B) -- the project delivery system in which one firm contracts to provide all of the architectural, engineering, and construction services on a project -- is expected to dominate the market by the year 2005. Studded with illustrative case histories, Design-Build: Planning Through Development, by Jeffrey Beard, Michael Loulakis, Esq., and Edward Wundram, is the first book to cover every legal, technical, and administrative aspect of Design-Build. Whether you’re a design or construction professional or an owner, this authoritative and up-to-date manual gives you the across-the-board, real-world answers you need for timely, glitch-free, and cost-effective projects. You get expert architectural and engineering advice on: *Procuring services *Developing RFQs and RFPs *Organizing and managing contracts *Estimating *Allocating risks * Obtaining insurance and bonding * Much more

A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering

Author: Christopher Gorse,David Johnston,Martin Pritchard,Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199534462

Category: Reference

Page: 497

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The latest addition to the Oxford Paperback Reference series, this A to Z is the most up-to-date dictionary of building, surveying, and civil engineering terms and definitions available. Written by an experienced team of experts in the respective fields, it covers in over 9,800 entries the key areas of construction technology and practice, civil and construction engineering, construction management techniques and processes, and legal aspects such as contracts and procurement. Illustrations complement entries where necessary and other extra features include a bibliography, appendices providing a list of commonly used conventions, formulae, and symbols, as well as entry-level web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a companion website. Its wide coverage makes it the ideal reference for students of construction and related areas, as well as for professionals in the field.

The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice

Established and Emerging Trends

Author: Mitra Kanaani,Dak Kopec

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317688740

Category: Architecture

Page: 612

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The Routledge Companion for Architecture Design and Practice provides an overview of established and emerging trends in architecture practice. Contributions of the latest research from international experts examine external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture. Each chapter contains up-to-date and relevant information about select aspects of architecture, and the changes this information will have on the future of the profession. The Companion contains thirty-five chapters, divided into seven parts: Theoretical Stances, Technology, Sustainability, Behavorism, Urbanism, Professional Practice and Society. Topics include: Evidence-Based Design, Performativity, Designing for Net Zero Energy, The Substance of Light in Design, Social Equity and Ethics for Sustainable Architecture, Universal Design, Design Psychology, Architecture, Branding and the Politics of Identity, The Role of BIM in Green Architecture, Public Health and the Design Process, Affordable Housing, Disaster Preparation and Mitigation, Diversity and many more. Each chapter follows the running theme of examining external forces applied to the practice and discipline of architecture in order to uncover the evolving theoretical tenets of what constitutes today’s architectural profession, and the tools that will be required of the future architect. This book considers architecture’s interdisciplinary nature, and addresses its current and evolving perspectives related to social, economic, environmental, technological, and globalization trends. These challenges are central to the future direction of architecture and as such this Companion will serve as an invaluable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students, existing practitioners and future architects.

Building Your Own Home

A Step-by-Step Guide

Author: Wasfi Youssef

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471635611

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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Building Your Own Home A Step-by-Step Guide "This is an impressive undertaking. I've seen plenty of books about home construction techniques but this is the first one I've seen that packages construction information with the whole process of acquiring the property." --P. Gilbert Mercurio, Executive Vice President Westchester County Board of Realtors "Written by an expert in both design and construction, the book is highly readable and addresses each aspect of the home building process in terms of cost-effectiveness, quality and aesthetics." --Michel Sargious, PhD, P.Eng. Professor Department of Civil Engineering The University of Calgary Now Building Your Own Home puts complicated material into terms anyone can easily understand. From managing the construction process like a pro to mastering every legal and financial detail, you get step-by-step instruction to guide you through the entire construction process. It explains with 132 clarifying photographs and illustrations how each part of the house is built. You'll learn how to: * find a good lot and select an appropriate design * apply for a building permit, secure the best financing terms as well as the best insurance coverage * handpick top-notch independent contractors--and successfully manage their work * control every stage of construction, from door knobs to deck installation to the plumbing and electrical work Easy-to-read and filled with practical information, Building Your Own Home contains everything you need to build a customized house of your dreams.

Residential Construction Management

Managing According to the Project Lifecycle

Author: Joseph A. Griffin

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN: 1604270225

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

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Residential Construction Management will provide construction managers a concise and practical guide to managing residential construction projects. One of the fundamental reasons residential contractors fail to prosper is that they are poor managers. By presenting project management tools in their appropriate context of the project lifecycle—initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing, readers will more clearly understand the iterative nature of construction management, which is a key to successfully managing a construction project. You can't afford to be without this indispensible working tool and its step-by-step instructions, project management templates, and real-world case studies. Residential Construction Management provides construction managers a concise and practical guide to managing residential construction projects. One of the fundamental reasons residential contractors fail to prosper is that they are poor managers. By presenting project management tools in their appropriate context of the project lifecycle — initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing — you will more clearly understand the true nature of construction management, which is a key to successfully managing a construction project. You can't afford to be without this indispensible working tool and its step-by-step instructions, project management templates, and real world case studies.Key Features ¦ Walks you through the entire project management lifecycle resulting in a better understanding of the iterative processes of construction management ¦ Offers the information and real world tools needed to successfully apply to a planned or current project ¦ Shows how various knowledge areas and project management tools interact when doing a project providing you with the knowledge to create your own project plan ¦ Offers a downloadable building specification form, change order authorization form, construction schedule, sample budget, construction flowchart, a guide to working with bankers for spec home loans, and much more — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions

Author: Robert Owen,Matthijs Prins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136537058

Category: Architecture

Page: 100

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Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS) represent a significant new research trajectory in the integration of architecture and construction through the rapid adoption of new processes. This book examines the ways in which collaboration and new methods of contracting and procurement enhance skills and improve processes in terms of lean and sustainable construction. Based on high quality research and practice-based examples that provide key insights into IDDS and its future potential, this book surveys the technologies that are being employed to create more sustainable buildings with added value for clients, stakeholders and society as whole.

Green Construction Project Management and Cost Oversight

Author: Sam Kubba

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080957048

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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Green Construction is a specialized and skilled profession, and the author has extensive experience in this field. With this in mind, the reference is designed to provide practical guidelines and essential insights in preparing competent and professional looking ?Project Analysis Reports? and ?Project Status Reports?. The book also provides numerous tips on how to phrase the language of reports in a manner that is articulate and clearly understood by Real Estate Lenders and investors, as well as being an indispensable companion for both information and stimulus. Written in a conversational manner, this book will clarify the nuts and bolts of green construction, finance, and cost monitoring? as a profession, and will outline the many attributes required to being successful in this field. Moreover, it will scrutinize the mechanics of organizing monthly meetings, contractor payment certifications, budgets, change orders, construction schedules, code compliance, waivers of lean, and much more. Drawing on over 30 years of personal experience across the world - both as an employee and as an employer, the reader will learn how to plan and implement sound business strategies and form alliances in a global context. The book also offers important information and penetrating insights into the process of setting up and working as a due-diligence consultant. In a clear, practical style, it will be explained how to identify opportunities for business development and how to maximize return. It will also articulate how to meet new challenges as well as avoid many of the pitfalls along the way. For the individual professional, this guide provides useful information and tips to help secure a high paying professional position. The book will include amongst other things, up-to-date information on hundreds of useful contacts. Topics covered in this guide include: types of services offered, the consultant's role on the construction loan team, what the lender needs to know, and marketing techniques. The guide will also include a comprehensive appendix that will contain numerous sample letters (e.g. for marketing and certification), building loan agreements, AIA forms, lender/consultant agreement, closeout documents and much more. Likewise included will be an extensive list of useful references from a variety of resources, and much more. Indeed, this handbook will be the most detailed & comprehensive program on the market. It meets all the criteria of a major work and will provide vital and absorbing reading. Provides a detailed blueprint of how to conduct monthly meetings, investigations, understand typical client/consultant agreements, analyze contractor requisitions Includes sample letters, reports, forms and agreements for easy reference. Practical guidelines for preparing Property Analysis and Property Status Reports Includes a glossary of important terms, abbreviations and acronyms

The Business of Design

Balancing Creativity and Profitability

Author: Keith Granet

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616891270

Category: Design

Page: 208

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The Business of Design debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive and, unlike other lackluster business books, is written and illustrated to captivate a visually thinking audience. For nearly thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has helped design professionals pursue their passion and turn a profit. From billing to branding, client management to marketing and licensing, The Business of Design reveals the tools necessary to create and run a thriving design business in today's ultra-competitive marketplace.

Safety Law

Legal Aspects in Occupational Safety and Health

Author: Thomas D. Schneid

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351130978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

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For new and entry level safety professionals who don't have a clue regarding the legalities involved in the safety and health profession. This book is designed for those in the profession with limited knowledge of legal aspects impacting the function of their jobs.The book starts off with a review of the current federal and state law systems and courts. It focuses on OSHA and the OSHRC, workers compensation, ADA and employment related laws.

Islamic Law and Society in Iran

A Social History of Qajar Tehran

Author: Nobuaki Kondo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 135178319X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The relationship between Islamic law and society is an important issue in Iran under the Islamic Republic. Although Islamic law was a pivotal element in the traditional Iranian society, no comprehensive research has been made until today. This is because modern reformers emphasized the lack of rule of law in nineteenth-century Iran. However, a legal system did exist, and Islamic law was a substantial part of it. This is the first book on the relationship between Islamic law and the Iranian society during the nineteenth century. The author explores the legal aspects of urban society in Iran and provides the social context in which political process occurred and examines how authorities applied law in society, how people utilized the law, and how the law regulated society. Based on rich archival sources including court records and private deeds from Qajar Tehran, this book explores how Islamic law functioned in Iranian society. The judicial system, sharia court, and religious endowments (vaqf) are fully discussed, and the role of ‘ulama as legal experts is highlighted throughout the book. It challenges nationalist and modernist views on nineteenth-century Iran and provides a unique model in terms of the relationship between Islamic law and society, which is rather different from the Ottoman case. Providing an understanding of this legal system in Iran and its role in society, this book offers a basis for assessing the motives and results of modern reforms as well as the modernist discourse. This book will be of interest to students of Middle Eastern and Iranian Studies.

Land Development Handbook

Author: Dewberry

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071640930

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1124

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The Definitive Guide to Land Development-Every Detail, Every Issue, Every Setting Land Development Handbook provides a step-by-step approach to any type of project, from rural greenfield development to suburban infill to urban redevelopment. With the latest information regarding green technologies and design, the book offers you a comprehensive look at the land-development process as a whole, as well as a thorough view of individual disciplines. Plus, a bonus color insert reveals the extent to which land development projects are transforming our communities! This all-in-one guide provides in-depth coverage of: Environmental issues from erosion and sediment control and stormwater management to current regulatory controls for plan approval, permitting, and green building certification Comprehensive planning and zoning including new development models for mixed-use, transit-oriented, and conservation developments Enhanced approaches to community and political consensus building Technical design procedures for infrastructure components including roads and utilities with a new section on dry utilities Surveying tools and techniques focusing on the use of GPS and GIS to collect, present, and preserve data throughout the design process Plan preparation, submission, and processing with an emphasis on technologies available-from CAD modeling and design to electronic submissions, permit processing, and tracking Subjects include: Planning and zoning Real Property Law Engineering Feasibility Environmental Regulations Rezoning Conceptual and Schematic Design Development Patterns Control, Boundary, and Topographical Surveys Historic Assessment and Preservation Street and Utility Design Floodplain Studies Grading and Earthwork Water and Wastewater Treatment Cost Estimating Subdivision Process Plan Submittals Stormwater Management Erosion and Sediment Control And much more!