This book provides a broad overview of the laws relevant to the practice of architecture, engineering, and geoscience in Canada. Legal concepts and language are simplified and presented in practical, rather than theoretical, terms to provide professionals and students a sufficient background to identify legal issues. This text is an excellent reference for professionals and an excellent study aid for the Professional Practice Exam.
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Brian Samuels is the principal of Samuels & Co., a Vancouver construction law firm, and is counsel to the firm of Lee & Associates in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Samuels was admitted to the Bar in British Columbia in 1988 and in Colorado in 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (1987) from the University of Victoria, an MBA (1982) from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil, 1978) from McGill University. He has been registered as a professional engineer in British Columbia since 1981.
Mr. Samuels is a construction lawyer, mediator, and arbitrator, as well as author of the textbook Construction Law (Prentice Hall, 1996) and co-editor of the textbook Expert Evidence in British Columbia Civil Proceedings (CLE, 2001). He is an Adjunct Professor in the Civil Engineering department at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches Construction Law.
Doug Sanders is a partner at the Vancouver office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Mr. Sanders was admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1990 and the British Columbia Bar in 1999. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Laws in 1989 and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1986. Mr. Sanders is a Professional Engineer licensed in the provinces of Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Mr. Sanders practices in the areas of construction contracts (drafting and review), public-private partnerships, and construction litigation. He is the author of numerous articles and a presenter at construction and engineering law seminars. Mr. Sanders has been ranked by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Construction Law) and with Practical Law Company.
Mr. Sanders is also a volunteer with provincial and national engineering organizations. He is a past board member of the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board, and the Canadian Engineering International Board. He is past chair of the Association of Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan (APEGS) Registration Committee, a current member of the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia (APEGBC) Registration Task Force, and a past member of the APEGBC Software Engineering Task Force. He originated the Law and Ethics seminars in Saskatchewan and British Columbia and has been an instructor for both seminars. In 2000, APEGS presented him with the McCannel Award for exemplary service to the engineering profession. He is also a long-time member of Construction Specifications Canada.Review:
“I find the layout of the text easy to follow which is helpful to students who are relatively unfamiliar with legal principles and concepts ... The case studies and citations are extremely helpful as they illustrate, in realistic terms, the legal concepts that are being discussed.” — Bryan Shapiro, University of British Columbia
“Very clear and engineering-flavoured ... I love the book!” — Dr. Michael Bennett, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, UOIT
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Book Description Toronto, ON, Canada: Pearson Canada, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. New in the original shrink-wrap, with the access code card sealed inside. Photos show an opened copy of the book. The publisher still supports this edition as of June 2017. Bookseller Inventory # DS-TB-L-9780132111713-N