This seventh edition of Contracts and the Legal Environment for Engineers & Architects presents both
The material in the seventh edition has been expanded into seven parts:
- a full discussion of the processes of law; akin to an entire year of law school but geared to undergraduate students or laypersons, and
- a comprehensive analysis of how particular applications are likely to be encountered by engineers, architects, and other design professionals.
- basic principles of the law and court systems in the United States and globally;
- basic principles of contracts, ranging from formation to remedies;
- relationships of individuals and society, focusing on such areas as agency, partnerships, corporations, insurance, and governmental regulations;
- basic principles of tort law, including the concepts of negligence and product liability;
- basic principles of property, ranging from real property to intellectual property;
- impact to the daily practice of a design professional involved in a construction project; and
- the role of the design professional in litigation.