The Free Trade Agreement and Working on Each Other's Turf
The Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States is a catalyst for increased cross border construction work. The impact on the Canadian economy is considered. Somes negative...

The Liability Crisis-Revisited
The 'liability crisis' of the 1980s which has affected engineers and other professionals in a significant way is considered. A number of theories or opinions...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction?—The Lawyer's Point of View
Encountering the unexpected is to be expected - it is one of the risks inherent in construction. While encountering the unexpected cannot be completely prevented, steps to (1) reduce the...

Beachfront Management After Nollan—Facing the Challenge of Unconstitutional Taking Claims
In 1977, South Carolina enacted the Coastal Tidelands and Wetlands Act. Ramifications of the Act are discussed....

Coastlines of the Caribbean
This proceedings, Coastlines of the Caribbean, contains papers presented at Coastal Zone '91, the Seventh Symposium on Coastal...

Coastlines of Japan
This proceedings, Coastlines of Japan, contains papers presented at Coastal Zone '91, the Seventh Symposium on Coastal and Ocean...

Coastal Wetlands
This proceedings, Coastal Wetlands, contains papers presented at Coastal Zone '91, the Seventh Symposium on Coastal and Ocean...

The Greening of Corporate America
Since the decade of the 80's has seen both the most stringent environment regulations as well as the most destructive environmental incidents in our history, most American...

Sea Level Rise and Maritime Boundaries: The Effect of Rising Sea Level on International Boundaries
This paper, jointly written by a lawyer and a coastal geomorphologist, will examine the possible responses at a legal level to the implications of global warming induced sea level rise...

Difficulties of Coastal Resources Management in Developing Countries Sri Lankan Experiences
Due to the pressure of overexploitation of coastal resources and use conflicts among the resource users, there is a growing need for integrated coastal management in developing coastal...

Ethics in Engineering

Certification Challenges in the Development of an Innovative High Payload Capacity Spent Fuel Transportation Cask
The design approach and certification strategy used in the development of an innovative transportation cask for legal weight truck shipments of spent nuclear fuel is presented. The proposed...

Franchising for the Future
Franchising is no longer reserved for hamburger stands or quick print photo processors. Now engineers may decide to join lawyers and dentists in future franchise operations. In today's...

Where the Legal System Fits in

The Invisible Engineer
For all their contributions to society, engineers have worked largely behind the scenes, seldom remembered in the dedication ceremonies of bridges and tunnels and skyscrapers. Several...

The Legal Environment for Extraterrestrial Mining and Construction

Operational Considerations in Specifying Legal Weight Vehicles for the Highway Transport of Spent Nuclear Fuel
This paper presents the results of a research project in which tractor manufacturers and carrier companies were interviewed to gather information on operational concerns in specifying...

Dispute Resolution — A New Approach for Public Acceptance of the High-Level Radioactive Waste Mamagement Regulatory System
This paper examines the feasibility of utilizing Dispute Resolution to significantly reduce the numbers of technical disputes subject to litigation in civil courts or before the NRC to...

Professional Liability of the Civil Engineer

Legal Issues Presented by the Regionalization of a Water System
The joint development of a water supply and related infrastructure ('regionalization') by independent municipal and private entities presents legal and institutional...

 

 

 

 

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