Principles and Practices of Construction Law

Principles and Practices of Construction Law

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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 text is designed to build students' ability to think critically, solve legal problems, and write comprehensible solutions to claims and issues arising in the construction process.
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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130325767
  • 9780130325761
  • 1,777,712

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"Principles and Practices of Construction Law" was written for students and managers in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction management. This comprehensive text covers all aspects of law that affect a construction project from beginning to end. In addition, there are background chapters on logic and the law, applying and using the law, and introduction to the legal system. Geared toward non-lawyers, this text is intended to help construction managers avoid legal entanglements on the job. "Some of the key features include: " Discussion of important issues, trends, and current events in the construction industry. Emphasis in several chapters on the development of legal thinking and writing skills. End-of-chapter problems help students and managers develop necessary skills in critical analysis and problem solving.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction to the Legal System and the Maxims of Law.

2. Applying and Using the Law.

3. Logic.

4. Preparing Legal Arguments and Briefing Cases.

5. Law, Ethics, and Morality.

6. Relationships Among the Parties on the Project.

7. Mistakes in Bidding.

8. Specifications and Plans.

9. Scope.

10. Changes and Additions to the Contract.

11. Delays and Acceleration.

12. Differing and Unforeseen Site Conditions.

13. Warranties.

14. Termination of the Contract and Contract Damages.

15. Torts and Tort Damages.

16. Joint Liability and Indemnity.

17. Bankruptcy.

18. Dispute Resolution.

19. Frequently Asked Questions.

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"Overall this manuscript represents the makings of a very fine textbook for an undergraduate or graduate level construction law course." - Mark Pruitt, Oklahoma State University

"This is a well researched, very thorough manuscript." - John Wiggins, New Jersey Institute of Technology

"The scope, content, and focus of the book is essential to the education of today's construction managers. The coverage is very good and I like the use of examples to illustrate the points. The breadth of coverage is a real strength." - Fred Could, Roger Williams University
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