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CEE 524 - Construction Law

Spring 2021

Official Description

Legal aspects of the construction process and the potential liability that engineers can incur through the design, and post-construction processes. Organization and operation of the American court system, contact formation, defenses, remedies, and typical areas of dispute, and design services contracts, torts, product liability, agency, business organizations, intellectual property, and risk managements. Mock trial of a recent construction-related case with the class serving as plaintiffs and defendants. Course Information: Prerequisite: CEE 420, CEE 421, and CEE 422.

Subject Area

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Description

This course covers the legal aspects of the construction process and the potential liability that engineers can incur through the design, and post-construction processes. Organization and operation of the American court system, contact formation, defenses, remedies, and typical areas of dispute, and design services contracts, torts, product liability, agency, business organizations, intellectual property, and risk managements are covered as well. Includes mock trial of a recent construction-related case with the class serving as plaintiffs and defendants.

Credit Hours

4 hours

Prerequisites

Undergraduate degree and CEE 420 (Construction Productivity), CEE 421 (Construction Planning), and CEE 422 (Construction Cost Analysis).

Last updated

4/12/2016