Green Building and the Construction Lawyer: A Practical Guide to Transactional and Litigation Issues
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Evolving past a trend and into an integral issue in design and construction, green building and sustainable development practices are now integral issues in design and construction. Green Building and the Construction Lawyer provides explanations and insights into issues that all construction lawyers should understand in order to meet their client's needs and expectations.
Green building presents unique issues associated with legislation, design and construction practices, contract drafting, insurance, and even litigation and dispute resolution, among others. Green Building and the Construction Lawyer offers a primer focused on the special needs of the construction practitioner, and includes advanced tips and commentary key issues.
Written by preeminent authorities in the area of green building, the book opens with a basic description of green building practices and definitions and the sources of laws that have evolved to regulate it. This part also discusses the LEED program and concludes with a green building case law surveys. Subsequent parts of the book cover:
--Contractual issues in the green building context: between owners/developers and design professionals; between owners/developers and general contractors; and between general contractors and subcontractors and suppliers
--Insurance and bonding considerations
--Energy and water performance Litigation issues for the project owner, the design professional, the prime contractor, and third-party claims