Legal Aspects of Design Practice
This course focuses on the special obligations and privileges of a design professional. We study governmental regulation, taxation, accounting, and legal organization for a design firm, common contract forms for the construction industry, designer liability, errors and omissions insurance, copyright and patent protection for the designer, the liability of a construction contractor, dispute resolution, and evolving forms of project delivery. Pedagogic Objectives
Completion Requirements Attending all classes is mandatory. There is a midterm paper and a final examination. Please pick up the course reader in room 204 and read Case 1 prior to the first class.