ARE 410: Contracts and Liabilities for Buildings and Construction

Credits 3 Lab Hours 0 Lecture Hours 3
Tutoring Hours
This course presents and discusses the legal aspects of engineering and construction contracts; contract formation, interpretation, rights and duties, and changes; legal liabilities and professional ethics of architects, engineers, and contractors. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: (1) identify the elements of contract formation; (2) interpret contract clauses; (3) explain the rights and duties of the parties involved in design and construction; and (4) evaluate changes and their root causes. Students will also be able to objectively identify and analyze legal liabilities, ethical dilemmas, and the expected professional standard of architects, engineers, and contractors.
Prerequisite Courses