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 & the Construction Process

Author: Justin Sweet,Marc M. Schneier

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495411213

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 769

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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.

AGC Contract Documents Handbook

Author: J. William Ernstrom

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735521514

Category: Law

Page: 1194

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AGC Contract Documents Handbook is a guidebook to the Associated General Contractors of America's many standard contract document forms. It examines the elements of various AGC standard form contract documents, including an examination of specific contract provisions and the theory underlying the language.The standard contract document forms cover a variety of project delivery systems: design-bid-build, design-build, construction management, program management. the documents are unique in their creation by a joint effort of owners and contractors.The standard contract document forms establish the relationships between the parties to the construction project:the ownerthe contractorthe suretythe subcontractorthe architect/engineerthe design-builderthe construction managerthe program manager.The book offers great value and assistance to attorneys, owners, contractors, subcontractors, designers, design-builders, construction managers, others in the construction industry and educators.The AGC Contract Documents Handbook provides practical advice to document users on how to manuscript the documents to address project specific issues as well as offer comments on the documents. 'the Associated General Contractors of America supports efforts to provide thoughtful discourse on matters of importance to construction project participants. A work such as the AGC Documents Handbook, written by seasoned industry veterans, increases the body of knowledge for our industry and provides an invaluable reference to those using or considering use of AGC's comprehensive library of consensus industry form documents.' Stephen E. Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America

Architect and Engineer Liability

Claims Against Design Professionals

Author: Kevin R. Sido

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735561036

Category: Law

Page: 734

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Now you can keep construction design exposure to a minimum! Prepared for design and construction professionals and their attorneys, this comprehensive, up-to-date resource is written by eminent authorities in the field. It details all relevant topics: risk management, alternative dispute resolution, trial conduct, handling shop drawings, insurance and surety, and more. You'll get straightforward answers to all your legal questions, as well as examples of the valuable lessons learned by leading design and construction experts.

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.

Proving and Pricing Construction Claims

Author: Robert Frank Cushman,Esq Cushman,John D. Carter,Paul J. Gorman,Douglas F. Coppi

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 9780735514454

Category: Law

Page: 664

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The most useful, definitive resource available on every aspect of construction claims, including how to present the claims, how to calculate and prove the amount of damages sustained, and how to prove liability. It even covers the clauses that should be in every construction contract. You'll get comprehensive coverage of all the important issues -- delay claims, differing site conditions claims, claims for lost profit, international claims, and much more. Includes a variety of winning strategies, practice tips, and helpful checklists to minimize damages and maximize collectability.

Legal Concepts for Facility Managers

Author: Linda Thomas-Mobley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118786831

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Facility management - as any profession encompassing multiple disciplines and integrating technology, people and physical space - is not only complicated but fraught with occasions to be exposed to various legal liabilities Successful facility managers need the ability to manage risk well. They must understand the various ways the built environment can malfunction, anticipate the most likely problems and protect the owner's interest in such a way that the building can be safe for occupants yet productive for business purposes. The FM must therefore know the major tenants of risk avoidance, including knowledge of possible legal obstacles. Legal Concepts for Facility Managers informs facility managers of their legal responsibilities and helps them avoid unnecessary exposure to liability. Each major legal theory will be explained and illustrated with charts or case histories. Chapter learning outcomes and discussion questions will help students recall salient information and are also intended to be used as homework assignments or prompts for classroom discussions. As with any legal textbook expressly written for professionals who are not in the practice of law, the objective of this book is to inform students about their legal responsibilities. This text is not intended for students preparing to practice the law. It can be used in any course teaching built environment professionals how to avoid unnecessary exposure to legal liability.

Construction Accident Law

A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Liability and Insurance Claims

Author: Marc M. Schneier

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781570737220

Category: Law

Page: 726

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Twenty years ago, there were 2500 lawyers in China, basically no legal system, and law schools and law libraries had either been closed or destroyed. It was one of the poorest countries in the world with an adult literacy rate of one-third. Today, illiteracy has dropped to below 10 per cent, consumption has more than doubled, and China has exploded as a major economic force in the global community, with the USA alone investing billions of dollars, aside from pursuing an increasing number of untapped markets. Now with more than 100,000 lawyers and mandated Rule of Law, China has enacted a multitude of new laws, regulations, and orders that must be understood if one wants to do any kind of foreign investment or trade in that country. This work is a guide to the complex laws of China. It opens with a survey of the historical development of China's contemporary legal system, and provides a summary of Chinese legislative and regulatory institutions and their functions. It also gives an overview of the judiciary and the many forces affecting China's evolving legal system.

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.

The Role of Public Agencies in Fostering New Technology and Innovation in Building

Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems,Committee on New TechnologyInnovation in Building

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309047838

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 142

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This book explores innovation in the U.S. construction-related industries (i.e., design services, construction, building materials and products manufacture, and facilities operation and maintenance) and recommends a strategy for fostering new technology. These industries account for about ten percent of the U.S. economy; federal agencies themselves spend some $15 billion annually on construction. A government strategy based on federal agencies that encourage applications of new technology for their own projects, activities to enhance the pursuit and effective transfer of new technology to the U.S. private sector, and increased support for targeted efforts to develop new technologies in specific areas will yield many benefits. These include better cost, quality, and performance in government facilities, generally improved quality of life, and enhanced U.S. industrial competitiveness in international markets.

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2018), September 12-14, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark

Author: Jan Karlshoj,Raimar Scherer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429013647

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2018 collects the papers presented at the 12th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2018, Copenhagen, 12-14 September 2018). The contributions cover complementary thematic areas that hold great promise towards the advancement of research and technological development in the modelling of complex engineering systems, encompassing a substantial number of high quality contributions on a large spectrum of topics pertaining to ICT deployment instances in AEC/FM, including: • Information and Knowledge Management • Construction Management • Description Logics and Ontology Application in AEC • Risk Management • 5D/nD Modelling, Simulation and Augmented Reality • Infrastructure Condition Assessment • Standardization of Data Structures • Regulatory and Legal Aspects • Multi-Model and distributed Data Management • System Identification • Industrilized Production, Smart Products and Services • Interoperability • Smart Cities • Sustainable Buildings and Urban Environments • Collaboration and Teamwork • BIM Implementation and Deployment • Building Performance Simulation • Intelligent Catalogues and Services eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction 2018 represents a rich and comprehensive resource for academics and researchers working in the interdisciplinary areas of information technology applications in architecture, engineering and construction. In the last two decades, the biennial ECPPM (European Conference on Product and Process Modelling) conference series, as the oldest BIM conference, 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.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Choosing the Right NEC Contract

Author: T. W. Weddell,Bill Weddell

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727733832

Category: Law

Page: 83

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UNIQUE FEATURES - Designed to be used as a desk top manual - Describes the main features of the contracts in the NEC family - Includes guidance on which NEC contract is appropriate for a particular project and how to prepare it - Useful for those who need more information about the NEC and its philosophy - Includes exercises at the end of several chapters to stimulate discussions about the many factors that need to be considered in choosing the right NEC contract BACKGROUND INFORMATION The last decades of the twentieth century saw huge changes in construction in the UK, particularly in procurement methods and contract strategy. In this book the author describes these changes as a construction reformation and suggests that the advent of the NEC played an important part in promoting those changes. Since its introduction to the construction sector in 1991, the NEC has been highly recommended in the Latham Report and more recently by the Office of Government Commerce and is now widely used on many small and large projects in the UK and worldwide. ENSURING PROJECT OBJECTIVES In this guide, Bill Weddell, a long standing member of the NEC Panel and a highly respected consultant and trainer on the NEC utilises his skills and wide knowledge of the NEC to provide new and existing users with guidance on how to select and implement NEC contracts to suit differing project needs and objectives. ACCURATE CONTRACT STRATEGIES This guide explains in a concise and practical manner how to decide on the appropriate contract strategy for any given project and how to prepare the contract document for each type of NEC contract. It describes each of the documents and explains the selection methods for the various options and how these are used to produce the contract document. The book also clarifies some of the distinguishing features of the NEC contracts in contrast to the more traditional standard forms and explains how the management procedures in each contract can be used to achieve the Employer's objectives by effective control of time, cost and quality. THE READERSHIP This guide is a valuable tool for anybody involved in the NEC supply chain including clients, consultants, contractors, subcontractors, project managers, quantity surveyors, adjudicators and service suppliers - across the complete spectrum of construction activity. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Weddell was on the original NEC Working Group and drafting team and has been involved in the later development of the NEC family of contracts up to the publication of NEC3. He has long experience of both design and construction of major civil engineering works including highways, bridges, docks and harbours, tunnels and sea defence works. He was Head of Contracts for a firm of consulting engineers and is now a contract consultant and runs training courses on the NEC.

Justin Sweet

an anthology of construction law writings

Author: Justin Sweet,Deborah Ballati,American Bar Association. Forum on the Construction Industry

Publisher: Amer Bar Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 485

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Illinois Construction Law

Author: Daniel Meyer

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 9780735535176

Category: Law

Page: 514

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Illinois Construction Law is the only resource that covers Illinois construction projects chronologically and completely, from beginning to end. This guide is packed with valuable insights for lawyers and laypersons alike on the widest variety of topics, including: Public and Private Bidding Project Delivery and Key Contract Terms No-Damage -for-Delay Clauses Pay-When-Paid Clauses Indemnity Clauses And The Anti-Indemnity Act Kotecki And The Waiver of Workersiquest; Compensation Protection Licensing of Design Professionals Bonding Requirements and Surety Claims Arising out of the Project, including Delay Claims the Still-emerging Economic Loss Doctrine Claims Analysis from a Practical Perspective Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques and much more. Illinois Construction Law cuts To The core of the issues that confront this industry every day, allowing you to identify opportunities and avoid pitfalls. With citations to key cases, analyses of the factual circumstances underlying numerous decisions, and syntheses of multiple rulings, this singular resource strives For The clearest statement of the law wherever possible. Whether you are a project manager or a construction litigator, Illinois Construction Law will save you time and money by guiding you to reliable answers iquest; quickly!