Fifty Years of Construction Law

by Robert A. Rubin, (M.ASCE), Part.; Max E. Greenberg, Trayman, Harris, Cantor, Reiss & Blasky, New York, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 4, Pg. 703-717

Document Type: Journal Paper


Consideration is given to the lack of uniformity of contract provisions and the law governing construction contract relationships throughout the United States and to the varying procedures for resolving construction disputes by the various tribunals before which they are brought. Expansion in the legal liability of the engineer is defined, particularly liability to third parties. Changes in construction law during the past 50 yr are traced and trends are sought for projections to the future.

Subject Headings: Construction management | Laws | Contracts | Liability | Dispute resolution | United States

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