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Engineering Articles

 Engineering, in its broadest sense, is any activity that applies scientific and mathematical knowledge to the solution of material problems. The modern profession of engineering is involved with designing, building and manufacturing most of the devices, systems and structures that characterize technical civilization. Engineering touches virtually every human activity in industrial society, from computers, space vehicles, lasers and satellite communications to buildings, roads, sewage systems, food packaging and paper manufacturing.

To some extent, the history of engineering is the history of humanity’s progress in using tools and observations on the nature of matter to overcome physical limitations and to modify, harness and control the natural environment. Highly organized, complex engineering works were a prominent feature of many of the civilizations of antiquity, where abundant technical skill developed in the design and construction of fortifications, monuments, roads, aqueducts, irrigation networks and other installations, some of which are still in use

Legal Issues for Engineers

refers to the numerous legal considerations that must be taken into account by engineers, considerations that are typically outside of the traditional knowledge base and experience of an engineer. Patents and the process of obtaining one; maintenance of licensing and certification; and having a firm understanding of codes and standards are just some of the many issues facing engineers in their career path.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Research

Information about researching common ADR methodologies, including arbitration, negotiation, mediation, and more.

Arbitration

Arbitration is a common method of dispute resolution that is used by contracting parties. If a contract has an arbitration clause and a dispute arises, a neutral arbitrator can issue legally-enforceable resolution to the dispute (an arbitration award).

Advantages to arbitration include preserving confidentiality, saving legal fees, and, potentially, more limited discovery than a court trial.

Mediation

In the mediation process, the disputing parties meet with a neutral person who facilitates the discussion of their disagreement and the negotiation of a compromise. The main goal of the mediator is not to judge which party is “right” or “wrong,” but to encourage and help the parties to communicate about their differences so that a mutually-agreeable solution can be reached.

Negotiation

Parties who engage in negotiation meet in good faith to discuss their dispute with the goal of coming to a mutually agreeable resolution. Negotiation can take place with or without a lawyer.

 

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10 Things You Need To Know About FIDIC | Clause

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litigation or Arbitration

Arbitration or Litigation?

Arbitration or Litigation? The parties to a dispute are in principle to choose a method of resolving it. Arbitration and litigation each offer certain advantages. Even where a contract contains a clause stating that disputes shall be settled by arbitration, the parties may agree to ignore this and instead go to court. However, the presence …

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Architect

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Avoiding Disputes

AVOIDING DISPUTES

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Loss of Profits

Can a Contractor Claim for Loss of Profit ?

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Claims Under The New FIDIC Conditions of Contracts

Claims Under The New FIDIC Conditions of Contracts

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Construction Management

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Contractor & The Construction Claims

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Improve the working environment

Improve the working environment, and create a successful construction team. Yes, Claims don’t result from differing site conditions, bad contract documents, or defective contract administration. They are a direct result of the contractor losing money on the job. This is either because of the above reasons, for which a contract adjustment may be an appropriate remedy, …

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Interest and Damages

Interest and Damages. Interest is either interest as a component of the claim, or interest after the award. Each is for deferent period of time. the rates may also deferent. Interest can be a very substantial component of the claim. Sometimes, by the time the claim comes to trail, interest will be the largest component …

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Nine lessons for avoiding construction disputes

Nine lessons for avoiding construction disputes Construction Disputes: Economic theory tells us that the pain of recessions may put stress on companies, but it also forces them to evolve and adapt. Companies willing to learn from adversity can emerge stronger and wiser. Those who failed to learn from economic hardship are among the significant percentage …

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