Constructing a building is a complex legal as well as technical project. Consequently, architectural and engineering practice increasingly demands a sound understanding of planning and commercial law issues. Architects, Engineers and the Law has become the standard reference for architects, engineers and lawyers on the legal aspects of day-to-day architectural and engineering practice. J R Cooke provides clear concise explanations of the legal responsibilities of architects and engineers, and the consequences of the many legal processes and relationships part of the construction process. Twenty-six chapters cover Contracts Tenders Employment relationships Budgets and estimates Progress certificates Statutory planning and building control Restrictions on land use Consent authorities and planning appeal tribunals Moral rights legislation Standards of professional conduct and care Consequences of breaches of professional duty and care. Architects, Engineers and the Law will enable you to proceed confident that you understand the legal responsibilities and consequences of your practice.