Written for undergraduate students of construction management, Construction Law is arranged into nineteen chapters in three parts covering contracts, risks and regulations.
Part I, consisting of the first ten chapters, almost exclusively focuses upon the construction contract between the owner and the general contractor. Endeavoring to provide the student with a basic understanding of risk
Part II examines bidding on public projects; subcontractor protections and vulnerabilities; ethical considerations for constructors; construction insurance; and surety bonds.
Part III delves into regulatory influences upon the construction industry; including licensing and entitlements, environmental law, labor law, and employment law.
Written as a companion to the textbook, this casebook provides two relevant cases for each of the first fifteen chapters in Construction Law. Cases were sourced from federal, state, and federal agency adjudications. Each case was redacted to enhance its readability and enhanced with commentary and study questions.
Construction law is a patchwork of common law judicial decisions, statutory laws, and regulations. If you want to learn about the most significant and timely issues affecting the construction industry, if you want true insight, you must look to the law. The most significant and timely issues are not dealt with anywhere else but within the legal system.