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...

Legal Problems Related to Implementation of Planning Standards

The Hyatt Decision: Two Opinions—The Attorney/Engineers Speak
On the grounds of gross negligence, misconduct and fraudulent misrepresentation, Administrative Law Judge James B. Deutsch recommended that the licenses for the Kansas City Hyatt be revoked...

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...

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...

Report of the Working Group on Occurrence of Errors

Westway - The Little Word that Killed the Big Highway
The Westside Highway Project, better known as Westway, received a construction permit on February 25, 1985 from the Army Corps of Engineers. Signed by the author, the permit was invalidated...

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...

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...

Evaluative Criteria—A Work Group Report

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...

Organizing and Managing for Quality Construction

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...

Evaluating Water Policy Options by Simulation
Computer simulation models are used to predict the effects of three sample water policy decisions on selected conjunctive water use/sustained groundwater yield strategies for the Arkansas...

Sand Rights A Legal System to Protect The Shores of the Beach
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...

Guidelines for the Mitigation of Salt Marshes in New Jersey
Mitigation is the environmental compensation for human impacts and disturbances on sensitive and legally protected ecological systems. The primary goal of mitigating human developments...

Coping with Litigation
Engineers should learn legal philosophy, even though it seems unrelated to traditional technical practice. Monitoring changes in legal theory that may increase engineers'...

Hawaii's H-3 Highway: Is It Time to Say Enough for the Environment?
If we engineers are to provide the infrastructure to meet our Nation's growth needs in an efficient and timely manner, changes need to be made to our environmental laws and...

Liability of the Resident Engineer
This paper focuses on specific examples of resident engineer liability situations. It specifically discusses to whom the resident engineer has responsibility, why the law imposes the liability...

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...

 

 

 

 

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