Coastal Zone Management Plan Development in Malaysia: Issues and Possible Sollutions
Over the last few decades Malaysia has undergone fairly rapid rates of economic growth, characterised by high level of resource exploitation, without due consideration given to the environmental...

Sand Rights, a Legal System to Protect the Shores of the Sea
The legal system of water rights in California is highly developed. So far, however, it has failed to recognize in any comprehensive fashion the importance of the sand which is transported...

Lawyer on a Microchip
Construction in the 1980s have become a complex, high stakes, intensely competitive business. For architects and engineers involved, the prospect of lawsuits has grown tremendously. An...

Coastal Zone '87
Coastal Zone '87 is the fifth in a series of multidisciplinary meetings on comprehensive coastal and ocean management. The papers included in this publication review technical...

Legal Misuse of Urban Hydrology Concepts and Regulations for Rural Areas
This paper presents recent observations of the misuse of technical definition, hydrologic concepts, sedimentation engineering principles, and flood control regulations by the legal profession...

Addressing Legal Issues in Municipal/Private Cooperative Ventures
The authors were directly involved in negotiating the first contract between a public body and a private developer for the rehabilitation and operation of a hydroelectric project in the...

Legal Concerns in Cold Regions Engineering and Construction
For a variety of reasons the potential for the imposition of liability and the potential for comparatively large damage claims is greater in cold regions. It is the purpose of this paper...

Tort Liability in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
During the past decade many have questioned the propriety of the doctrine of sovereign immunity; numerous legal challenges and legislative changes have eroded the doctrine in most states....

What is a Forensic Engineer?
A forensic engineer is one who is concerned with the relationship and application of engineering facts to legal problems. He is an acknowledged expert who investigates construction-related...

Software Licensing and Legalities
Based on interviews with software vendors, users and attorneys specializing in software litigation, the article offers viewpoints and advice on software licensing and legalities. It covers...

Procedures in a Change of Water Rights
The general procedures used in the water right analysis for a change in a water right must be applied to the historic use and then repeated for the proposed new use. The required analysis...

Report of the Working Group on Occurrence of Errors

Evaluative Criteria—A Work Group Report

A CM's Exposure to Liability
Before identifying potential liability, it is first necessary to define the construction manager's (CM) status and duties. These are delineated in the contract requirements...

CM Certification and Registration
As currently practiced, the construction management system involves a team of the owner, design professional, and construction manager. The peer relationship to team members, nature of...

Developing Quality Resident Engineers From an RE's Point of View
A good Resident Engineer (RE) is not just an inspector, he is a hybrid of a lawyer, engineer, accountant, manager, administrator, and communicator as well as an inspector. In order for...

Dealing with External Factors Affecting Quality

Organizing and Managing for Quality Construction

Great Lakes Water Diversion: Legal Issues
This article deals with state/provincial, regional, federal and international legal issues involved with protecting Great Lakes water. First, the article describes the institutions and...

Legal Constraints on the Transport of Water
Legal constraints on water transport are based on legitimate concerns for protecting the future interests of the area of origin, but such constraints sometimes appear overly restrictive...

 

 

 

 

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