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CE LAWS EXAM: TRUE OR FALSE

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The civil engineers shall act dependently and perform with the necessary skills and professional judgment

False

The civil engineer shall initiate or proceed with any subsequent stage of the services without the approval of the client

False

The civil engineer shall notify the client of any interest the civil engineer has which may significantly conflict with the interest of the client under their contract.

True

The client shall make arrangements to enable the civil engineer to enter the site and inspect facilities needed in the performance of his services

True

The client shall cooperate with the civil engineer and shall interfere with or obstruct the proper performance of the services

False

If a dispute arises on either party, then that party shall by notice in writing serve on the other party the details of the dispute be resolved by arbitration.

False

The design documents produced by a civil engineer automatically belong to the client and can be used for any purpose beyond the specified project covered by the agreement since the client paid for them

False

When choosing a civil engineer as a consultant, focusing mainly on the cost of services when selecting a civil engineer as a consultant, rather than considering qualifications, experience, reputation, and client service quality, can often lead to unsatisfactory service of higher project costs

True

The civil engineers shall only be liable to pay damages to the client arising out of or in connection with their agreement if a breach of duty of care is established against the civil engineer. Similarly, the client shall only be liable to pay damages to the civil engineer if a breach of the client’s duty to the civil engineer is established against the client.

True

According to the manual of professional practice for civil engineers, civil engineers are permitted to serve as construction managers but are prohibited to employ other sud consultants and subcontractors as part of their technical services outlined in section 2

False

Study Notes

Civil Engineer's Responsibilities

  • Act independently with necessary skills and professional judgment
  • Cannot initiate or proceed with subsequent stages of services without client approval
  • Must notify the client of any conflicting interests that may affect the contract

Client's Responsibilities

  • Make arrangements to enable the civil engineer to enter the site and inspect facilities
  • Cooperate with the civil engineer and avoid obstructing the proper performance of services

Dispute Resolution

  • Disputes shall be resolved by arbitration upon written notice by either party

Ownership and Use of Design Documents

  • Design documents produced by the civil engineer belong to the client
  • Client can use design documents for any purpose beyond the specified project

Selecting a Civil Engineer

  • Focusing on cost of services may lead to unsatisfactory service and higher project costs
  • Considerations should include qualifications, experience, reputation, and client service quality

Liability and Damages

  • Civil engineer is liable to pay damages for breach of duty of care
  • Client is liable to pay damages for breach of their duty to the civil engineer

Construction Management

  • Civil engineers are permitted to serve as construction managers
  • Prohibited from employing other sub-consultants and subcontractors as part of their technical services

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