An introduction to the different legal systems. The impact of law on the delivery of engineering goods and services; Law and the construction sector. The making of law and the courts; litigation. The elements of contract law and relation with the construction sector. Types of contracts; Different procurement systems; Standard form building contracts (specifications codes of practice; Standards, statutes and local government regulations); The elements of the Law of Tort, disputes and conflict resolution methods; Professional associations, codes of ethics, professional liability; Construction claims; Different forms of business organizations; Business law and the company act; Health and safety legislation; Environmental law; Introduction to intellectual property; Confidentiality of information; Warranties and indemnity.; Introduction to international law.
- Lecturer: Leighton Ellis