Civil Engineering Legal Issues

  • Date: Aug. 21, 2023 - Dec. 15, 2023
  • Format: Online

This course discusses some of the legal issues that civil engineers and construction managers encounter throughout the course of their careers. The focus of the course is to discuss how an engineer’s or project manager’s duties such as design, construction, management, and performance intersect with legal and social issues. A significant portion of this course will involve issues related to construction management, especially contracting.

Civil Engineering Legal Issues

Course Overview:

This course discusses some of the legal issues that civil engineers and construction managers encounter throughout the course of their careers. The focus of the course is to discuss how an engineer’s or project manager’s duties such as design, construction, management, and performance intersect with legal and social issues. A significant portion of this course will involve issues related to construction management, especially contracting.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand regulatory structure in civil and construction
  2. Present land-use and eminent domain
  3. Discuss torts and risk management
  4. Analyze contracts
  5. List environmental compliance
  6. Review professional responsibilities and ethics

Topics:

  1. Introduction
  2. Land-use
  3. Eminent domain
  4. Tort liability and risk management
  5. Torts continued
  6. Environmental law
  7. Contracting and project delivery
  8. Professional licensing
  9. Privacy
  10. Financing
  11. Public private partnerships (P3)
  12. Automated enforcement systems

Instructor(s):

Dr. Carlos Sun
email: [email protected]

Length:

15 weeks

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering;

Credit:

Non-credit

Audience:

Adult Learners

Accommodations:

University of Missouri Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have a disability and need accommodations in connection with participation in an educational program or you need materials in an alternate format, please notify your instructor as soon as possible so that necessary arrangements can be made.

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