ENCE 421 Legal Aspects of Engineering Practice

Summary

This course presents major aspects of law as they affect the work of project managers and engineers.

Topics covered include introductory presentations of engineering ethics, the legal and court systems of the United States, purpose and operation of government agencies, administrative law and procedures, strategies to follow in the conduct of civil litigation, engineer’s professional liability, employment and labor laws, labor safety, tangible property (including real estate) laws, forms and protection of intellectual property, forms of business ownership, formation and dissolution of business agency relationship, selection, formation, negotiation and administration of various types of engineering and construction contracts; standard contract documents used in engineering and construction, public procurement laws and associated documentation, insurance and surety, sales and warranties, negotiation techniques, performance appraisals, and alternative dispute resolution techniques.

Book

Contracts and the Legal Environment for Engineers and Architects” by Joseph Bockrath, McGraw-Hill, 6th Edition, ISBN: 007039363 - X

Syllabus

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