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Joseph T. Bockrath

Joseph T. Bockrath is the R. Gordon Kean Professor of Law at the Louisiana State University Law Center, where he has taught Contracts, Constitutional Law, and several other subjects since 1976. Prior to his arrival at LSU he was Assistant Professor of Marine Studies at the University of Delaware.

A graduate of Hastings College of Law of the University of California in San Francisco, he is the author of Concepts in Environmental Law for Engineers, Scientists, and Managers, also published by McGraw-Hill, the third and fourth editions of Dunham and Young’s Contracts, Specifications, and Law for Engineers, and the fifth and sixth editions of the renamed Contracts and the Legal Environment for Architects and Engineers. A Chinese language edition of the sixth edition was published by McGraw-Hill Asia, Beijing, P.R.C., in 2006. Professor Bockrath has also authored numerous journal articles.

An inveterate traveler, Professor Bockrath has found his way through more than 60 countries in all parts of the world, particularly favoring Southern Asia, and has lectured at universities in India and Sri Lanka.

Fredric L. Plotnick

Fredric L. Plotnick is a Professor of Engineering at Drexel University’s Philadelphia Campus, where he has taught Engineering Law, Contracts Specifications and Law, Techniques of Project Controls, Project Scheduling, and several other subjects since 1979. He has also maintained a consulting practice, Engineering and Property Management Consultants, Inc., since 1983, having previously worked for several contracting, consulting, and engineering design firms.

Professor Plotnick is a graduate of Drexel University College of Engineering, having a BSCE in Soil and Foundation Engineering and an MSCE in Construction Management, followed by a JD from Widener University School of Law, and returning to Drexel for his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. He is the co-author of CPM in Construction Management, fifth, sixth and seventh editions, also by McGraw-Hill, and numerous industry publications and presentations.

Professor Plotnick is also the developer of the RDM (Relationship Diagramming Method) variant of CPM Planning and Scheduling Analysis, which has currently been adopted by software vendor Oracle in its Risk Analysis product (named Primavera Pertmaster prior to 2009).