Contracts and the Legal Environment for Engineers and Architects
Desk-top guide to your professional rights and obligationsAre you prepared for legal problems that could easily come up in your practice? Will you know when it's wise to call a lawyer and how to work with him or her for outcomes favorable to you?In a new edition that takes a keen look at how the law is adapting to fast-changing technology, Contracts and the Legal Environment for Engineers & Architects, Sixth Edition, by Joseph T. Bockrath, gives you a sound foundation in basic legal principles, emphasizing yourown area of contracts and specifications. This savvy advisor uses illustrations drawn from recent litigation to help you understand:*Types of contracts*Performance or breach of contract obligations*Termination of contracts*Contracts for construction and engineering services...advertising for bids...proposals*Contract clauses relating to finances, including damage claims, extras, partial and withheld payments*Professional liability of architects and engineers*Much, much more
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