Managing Legal Issues in General Industry, Construction, Engineering and Safety

Course Description

Private sector and/or governmental personnel from all types of industries will present detailed information on managing legal issues that affect construction, engineering and safety for projects that are performed in general industry, commercial and industrial operations . Topics include the legal aspects of: licensing, education and qualification, professional engineer requirements, design, contract documents, pre-qualification process, the bid process, construction contracts, insurance (OCIP, CCIP, Performance Bonds), the construction process, retainage and liquidated damages, OSHA & EPA compliance, the safety manager’s role, employment law issues and compliance in both general industry and construction.

Course ID: EST 7125P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

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Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Sep 24, 2018 Sep 24, 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $325 18051
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14247 Sep 9, 2014 Sep 9, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $295
15056 Mar 6, 2015 Mar 6, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $325
15057 Sep 28, 2015 Sep 28, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $325
16117 Sep 26, 2016 Sep 26, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $325
17230 Sep 25, 2017 Sep 25, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $325

Who Should Attend

Senior management, engineers, architects, project managers, human resources, risk managers, superintendents, foreman, safety managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Licensing, education and qualification requirements for personnel
  • The professional engineer’s role in general industry project construction, engineering and safety
  • How engineering design affects safety
  • Basics of reviewing general industry and construction contracts and the AIA contract forms
  • Basics of insurance/risk financing methods used in general industry and construction
  • The construction process, including schedule, retainage, liquidated damages and safety
  • OSHA & EPA Compliance
  • Employment/ labor law and how it affects all areas of general industry, construction and safety


  • Why Consider Legal Aspects?
  • Licensing, Qualification and Education Requirements for Projects
  • The Professional Engineer's Role in General Industry, Construction, Engineering and Safety Management
  • How Engineering Affects Project Safety
  • Basics of Reviewing Contracts
  • The AIA Contract Forms
  • The Pre-Qualification Process - In House and Outsourced Methods
  • Basics of Insurance and Risk Financing Methods in General Industry, Construction, Engineering and Safety
  • The Project Management Process includes Scheduling, Retainage, Liquidated Damages and Safety
  • OSHA. EPA and Employment Law Issues and Compliance



  • Course notebook
  • CD-ROM of slides and lesson plans

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Myrtle Turner Harris, Ph.D., MPH, CET