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Publication Date

Spring 2007

Degree Type

Thesis - Campus Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Civil and Environmental Engineering


J. K. Yates

Subject Areas

Business Administration, General; Engineering, Civil


The research investigated global legal issues related to engineering and construction projects. International contracts and legal issues affect the progress of projects when they are being built by foreign engineering and construction personnel in host nations. The research investigated the legal issues that affect global engineering and construction projects including international: contacting, litigation, arbitration, claims and disputes, contract clauses, rules of law, choice of law, and choice of jurisdictions. It also investigated regional legal issues, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, terrorism and kidnapping issues related to engineers and constructors, the effects of changing governments on contracts, and global liability issues. The research summarizes resources that address global legal issues of concern to engineers and constructors and provides information on how to incorporate global legal issues into contracts for construction projects.