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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.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

None

Corequisite: 

None