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CAE 570 - Legal Issues in Civil Engineering

Course Title: 

Legal Issues in Civil Engineering

Course Description: 

This course introduces students to the legal aspects of engineering and construction, contract documents, and contract clauses. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to do the following: (1) identify the elements of contract formation; (2) interpret contract clauses; (3) explain the rights and duties of the parties involved in design and construction; and (4) evaluate changes and their root causes. Students will also be able to objectively identify and analyze legal liabilities and the expected professional standard of architects, engineers, and contractors.