Architects, Engineers and the Law

ISBN:1862877645

Constructing a building is a complex legal as well as technical project. Consequently, architectural and engineering practice increasingly demands a sound understanding of planning and commercial law issues. Architects, Engineers and the Law has become the standard reference for architects, engineers and lawyers on the legal aspects of day-to-day architectural and engineering practice. J R Cooke provides clear concise explanations of the legal responsibilities of architects and engineers, and the consequences of the many legal processes and relationships part of the construction process. Twenty-six chapters cover:

  • Contracts
  • Tenders
  • Employment relationships
  • Budgets and estimates
  • Progress certificates
  • Statutory planning and building control
  • Restrictions on land use
  • Consent authorities and planning appeal tribunals
  • Moral rights legislation
  • Standards of professional conduct and care
  • Consequences of breaches of professional duty and care¬†

Author:  J. R. Cooke

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