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Steven M Goldblatt
CM 423
Seattle Campus

Construction Law

Legal issues arising from design and construction services, focusing on risk management and liability awareness. Topical areas include basic legal doctrines, the design professional/client relationship, contractor selection, the construction process, and professional practice problems. Washington state law is emphasized. Open to nonmajors on space-available basis. Prerequisite: CM 421. Offered: Sp.

Class description

An in-depth understanding of the contractor's and design professional's relationships with each other, clients, subcontractors, workers, and the public.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture/discussion led by the instructor and his guests. Students' opportunity to participate depends necessarily on class size and the material to be covered.

Recommended preparation

This course is required for CM seniors. CEE and other non-CM seniors and grad students are encouraged to consider ARCH 574 due to 423's class size.

Class assignments and grading

Each week students should preview the website's class outlines, then read cases and problems in the text and Washington cases and statutes as assigned.

Students earn scores on a research paper, leadership in class discussion, and class participation. Grades are based on their total scores.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Steven M Goldblatt
Date: 03/24/2008