Fundamentals of Construction Law


Author: Carina Y. Enhada,Fred D. Wilshusen,Cheri Turnage Gatlin
Publisher: Aba Professional Education
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 381
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This book is the definitive primer on the subjects which are at the heart of every construction law dispute. Written by highly regarded construction attorney, with 13 chapters which explain the key principles of construction law.

Fundamentals of Building Contract Management


Author: Thomas E. Uher,Philip Davenport
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1742230210
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 438
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Contracts are vital to the construction delivery process; they direct and govern every move. This book strips the legal mystique and jargon from contracts and exposes their basic logic.

Construction Law

From Beginner to Practitioner
Author: Jim Mason
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317391772
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 378
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This innovative book provides a thorough and comprehensive guide to construction law by blending together black letter law and socio-legal approaches. This mixed methodology makes an ideal introduction to the subject for those studying to enter the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry in a professional capacity. Designed to equip the student with all they need to know about construction law, the topics covered include: The fundamentals of law and the English legal system Contract, business, tort and property law Procurement, subcontracting and partnering Building Information Modelling and best practice Dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration, litigation and adjudication The books suitability for study is enhanced by its logical structure, chapter summaries and further reading lists whilst the role of law in achieving a more collaborative and less confrontational AEC industry is examined in detail. Construction Law: From Beginner to Practitioner takes the reader on a journey from basic legal concepts through to a more detailed appreciation of what the AEC needs as a specialist client for legal services. This book is useful not only for understanding the basics, but also as a reference that practitioners will use time and again.

Fundamentals of Employment Law


Author: Kerry E. Notestine,American Bar Association. Tort and Insurance Practice Section
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781570738067
Category: Law
Page: 774
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Fundamentals of Patent Law

Interpretation and Scope of Protection
Author: Matt Fisher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847313817
Category: Law
Page: 448
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Shortlisted for the 2008 Young Authors Inner Temple Book Prize This new book provides a comprehensive overview of the topic of patent claim interpretation in the UK and in three other select jurisdictions. It explores territory that has great commercial significance and yet is severely under-explored in existing works. The twin issues of the function of patent law and interpretational analysis of the scope of protection have been recently reconsidered by the House of Lords, and this work not only reviews their recent cases but also looks at how the US, German and Japanese patent systems deal with the complex problems presented in this area. The book provides a balanced approach between practical, academic and theoretical approaches to claim interpretation. In doing so it provides more than a simple case analysis, as it enables the reader to consider the shape that the law should take rather than simply recounting the current position. Its novelty therefore lies in bringing the theoretical elements of the discussion together with the view of the profession charged with creating the patent documentation in the first place and then viewing this in the light of the detailed comparative studies. It is only by considering all of these elements that we begin to see a pathway for the development of the law in this area. This is a work that will be an important source of reference for academics and practitioners working in the field of patent law.

Smith, Currie and Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law

A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional
Author: Thomas J. Kelleher, Jr.,John M. Mastin,Ronald G. Robey,Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118858158
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 896
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Cut through the legalese to truly understand construction law Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practical introduction to the significant legal topics and questions affecting the construction industry. Now in its fifth edition, this useful guide has been updated to reflect the most current developments in the field, with new information on Public Private Partnerships, international construction projects, and more. Readers will find full guidance toward the new forms being produced by the AIA, AGC, and EJDC, including a full review, comparison to the old forms, areas of concern, and advice for transitioning to the new forms. The companion website features samples of these documents for ease of reference, and end of chapter summaries and checklists help readers make use of the concepts in practice. The updated instructor support material includes scenario exercises, sample curriculum, student problems, and notes highlighting the key points student responses should contain. Construction is one of the nation's single largest industries, but its fractured nature and vast economic performance leave it heavily dependent upon construction law for proper functioning. This book is a plain-English guide to how state and federal law affects the business, with practical advice on avoiding disputes and liability. Understand construction law without wading through legal theory Get information on an emerging method of funding large-scale projects Parse the complexities presented by international and overseas projects Migrate to the new AIA, AGC, and EJDC forms smoothly and confidently This book doesn't cover legal theory or serve as a lawyer's guide to case law and commentary – its strength is the clear, unaffected common-sense approach that caters to the construction professional's perspective. For a better understanding of construction law, Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is an efficient reference.

Case Analysis and Fundamentals of Legal Writing


Author: William P. Statsky,R. John Wernet
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780314040183
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 465
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This popular paralegal-specific text introduces the skills of reading and analyzing court opinions. It focuses on briefing cases and applying case law in legal memoranda and advocacy letters. This is a major revision with new cases and expanded writing chapters.ALSO AVAILABLEINSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDERInstructor’s Manual, ISBN: 0-314-46555-3

Fundamentals of American Law


Author: Alan B. Morrison,New York University. School of Law
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198764052
Category: Law
Page: 666
View: 1979

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The American legal system is the most significant in the world today, yet until recently there had not been a book that provided both the basic rules and the theoretical understanding necessary to comprehend it. Now, Fundamentals of American Law supplies these concepts to a number of audiences, ranging from students and scholars of law to business people and government officials; from those whose work regularly involves legal issues and who want to understand the law better than they do now, to the general reader who wants to gain a stronger appreciation of our legal system. In twenty-three chapters, the book looks at the overarching principles of American law, the seven subject areas primarily governed by the States, and the eight areas governed by Federal Law. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in that area. All of the authors are on the faculty of the New York University School of Law, regarded as one of the elite law schools in America, and this work is offered as an element of its unique Global Law School Program. The book not only provides the reader with a solid foundation of American law, but will also serve as a basic reference book for years to come. Fundamentals of American Law is one volume anyone will want to have on hand to gain an understanding of our legal system.

Construction Contracts


Author: Jimmie Hinze
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780073397856
Category: Law
Page: 560
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Construction Contracts 3e was written to serve as a learning tool and reference guide. The fundamentals of contract law are presented, along with an in-depth treatment of the construction topics which most frequently result in litigation illustrated by example cases. In addition the author provides an overview of other important construction-related topics, including the procurement process for construction contracts, methods of dispute resolution, surety bonds, construction insurance, construction safety, and construction labor laws. The book is of a managable size for a one-semester course and suitable for undergraduate or graduate construction or architecture students. The 3rd edition incorporates many changes in construction law, regulation, and practice that have occurred during the past decade.

The Law of Construction Disputes


Author: Cyril Chern
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317748611
Category: Law
Page: 680
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The Law of Construction Disputes covers the construction dispute process by analysing the main areas that can lead to disputes and how to effectively deal with them once they have arisen. The book combines theory and practice along with exact excerpts of the leading case decisions covering the entire spectrum of construction law and the disputes that arise.

Informatics and the Foundations of Legal Reasoning


Author: Z. Bankowski,I. White,Ulrike Hahn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401585318
Category: Philosophy
Page: 376
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Informatics and the Foundations of Legal Reasoning represents a close collaboration between a wide range of disciplines and countries. Fourteen papers, together with a long analytical introduction by the editors, were selected from the contributions of legal theorists, computer scientists, philosophers and logicians who were members of an International Working Group supported by the European Commission. The Group was mandated to work towards determining how far the law is amenable to formal modeling, and in what ways computers might assist legal thinking and practice. The book is the result of discussions held by the Group over two and half years. It will help students and researchers from different backgrounds to focus on a common set of topics of increasing general interest. It embodies the results of work in progress and suggests many issues for further discussion. A stimulating text for undergraduate and graduate courses in law, philosophy and computer science departments, as well as for those interested in the place of computers in legal practice, especially at the international level.

The Law in Philosophical Perspectives

My Philosophy of Law
Author: Luc J. Wintgens
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401593175
Category: Philosophy
Page: 274
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In this age of collections that is ours, many volumes of collections are published. They contain contributions of several well-known authors, and their aim is to present a selective overview of a relevant field of study. This book has the same purpose. Its aim is to introduce students, scholars and all those interested in current problems of legal theory and legal philosophy to the work of the leading scholars in this field. The large number of publications, both books and articles, that have been produced over recent decades makes it quite difficult, however, for those who are making their first steps in this domain to find firm guidelines. The book is new in its genre because of its method. The choice was made not to reprint an example of contributors' earlier basic articles or a part of one of their books. This would only give a partial view of the rich texture of their work. Rather, the authors were asked to make an original synthesis of their own contributions to the field of legal theory and legal philosophy. Brought together in this volume, they constitute a truly author-ised view of their work. This book is also new in that each essay is complemented with bibliographical information in order to encourage further research on the author's self-selected work. This will help the reader rapidly to become familiar with the whole of the published work of the contributors.

Construction Contracts

Law and Management
Author: J. R. Murdoch,Will Hughes (Ph. D.),Will Hughes
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780419253105
Category: Law
Page: 381
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This text examines the law governing construction contracts, and the management and administration of those contracts. The study of these aspects of construction law form a core part of most building and construction courses. Revised and updated, the book contains commentary on all key legislation, case law and contract amendments since June 1995.

Proving and Pricing Construction Claims


Author: Robert Frank Cushman,Esq Cushman,John D. Carter,Paul J. Gorman,Douglas F. Coppi
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
ISBN: 9780735514454
Category: Law
Page: 664
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The most useful, definitive resource available on every aspect of construction claims, including how to present the claims, how to calculate and prove the amount of damages sustained, and how to prove liability. It even covers the clauses that should be in every construction contract. You'll get comprehensive coverage of all the important issues -- delay claims, differing site conditions claims, claims for lost profit, international claims, and much more. Includes a variety of winning strategies, practice tips, and helpful checklists to minimize damages and maximize collectability.

Philosophical Foundations of Criminal Law


Author: R. A. Duff,Stuart Green
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191654701
Category: Law
Page: 560
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Twenty-five leading contemporary theorists of criminal law tackle a range of foundational issues about the proper aims and structure of the criminal law in a liberal democracy. The challenges facing criminal law are many. There are crises of over-criminalization and over-imprisonment; penal policy has become so politicized that it is difficult to find any clear consensus on what aims the criminal law can properly serve; governments seeking to protect their citizens in the face of a range of perceived threats have pushed the outer limits of criminal law and blurred its boundaries. To think clearly about the future of criminal law, and its role in a liberal society, foundational questions about its proper scope, structure, and operations must be re-examined. What kinds of conduct should be criminalized? What are the principles of criminal responsibility? How should offences and defences be defined? The criminal process and the criminal trial need to be studied closely, and the purposes and modes of punishment should be scrutinized. Such a re-examination must draw on the resources of various disciplines-notably law, political and moral philosophy, criminology and history; it must examine both the inner logic of criminal law and its place in a larger legal and political structure; it must attend to the growing field of international criminal law, it must consider how the criminal law can respond to the challenges of a changing world. Topics covered in this volume include the question of criminalization and the proper scope of the criminal law; the grounds of criminal responsibility; the ways in which offences and defences should be defined; the criminal process and its values; criminal punishment; the relationship between international criminal law and domestic criminal law. Together, the essays provide a picture of the exciting state of criminal law theory today, and the basis for further research and debate in the coming years.

Fundamentals of Residential Construction


Author: Edward Allen,Alexander Schreyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470905123
Category: Architecture
Page: 688
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The leading guide to professional home construction—now updated and revised! Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments in materials and methods of house construction, including energy efficiency, framing, and roofing. Abundantly illustrated with more than 1,250 drawings and photographs, including new photorealistic illustrations that bring the text to life, this Third Edition provides authoritative coverage on wood light-frame construction, industrialized systems of construction, insulating concrete forms, light-gauge steel frame, panelized construction, and a new chapter on multifamily construction. Topics covered include: Plumbing Building codes Heating and cooling Financing Wiring Roofing Thermal insulation Environmental concerns Foundations Finish sitework Rough sitework Wood and light-gauge steel framing Engineered materials Exterior and interior finishes Organized in a logical, easy-to-follow format, Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition is the one-stop source for building professionals to gain a working knowledge of codes, management procedures, material, and all home building concerns.

An Historical Introduction to Western Constitutional Law


Author: R. C. van Caenegem
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521476935
Category: Law
Page: 338
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Professor van Caenegem's new book addresses fundamental questions of constitutional organization--democracy versus autocracy, unitary versus federal organization, pluralism versus intolerance--by analyzing different models of constitutional government through a historical perspective. The approach is chronological: constitutionalism is explained as the result of many centuries of trial and error through a narrative that begins in the early Middle Ages and concludes with contemporary debates, focusing on Europe, the United States, and the Soviet Union.