Legal Engineering and Contracting (300IGG003)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGG003, Legal Engineering and Contracting.
  • Credits and contact hours: 2 credits, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Paulo Cesar Millán
  • Type of course: Required.

Text book

  • Manual of Contracting, Supervision and Auditing, Republic of Colombia, 2013.

Supplemental materials

  • Governmental Purchase system and Contracting. Republic of Colombia, 2013.
  • LEC Construction Guide, Legis Editors, 2013.
  • Annotated Political Constitution of Colombia, F. Gómez, 2010.
  • NSR-10, Colombian code for Earthquake-Resistant Construction, AIS, 2010.

Specific course information

The objective of the course is to present the legal concepts derived from the Colombian political constitution, the rules that regulate contracts with national, departmental and municipal authorities and regulations on public bidding processes.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the ethical responsibilities and rules of conduct of professional engineers.
  • To analyze the national political Constitution.
  • To identify the fundamentals concepts of enterprise creation.
  • To identify the contracting rules of state and local public entities.
  • To identify the suitability requirements and responsibilities of designers, builders and supervisors in the exercise of their professions.
  • To analyze the municipal land use plan.
  • To identify the requirements of planning permissions and construction licenses.
  • To identify the penalties of building regulations.
  • To identity the regulations of housing and property regime of apartment buildings.
  • To become familiar with the analysis of documents for bidding process.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 1 1 3 3 2 2 3

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Code of professional ethics.
  • Certificate of existence and representation of a company.
  • Certificate of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Code of professional ethics for engineers and architects.
  • Political Constitution of Colombia. (Numbers 1-187, 188-380)
  • State and democracy. State structure.
  • Branches of government, autonomous bodies
  • General statute of the civil service (Law 80 of 1993)
  • Contractors’ registry. Registration form
  • Code requirements for earthquake resistant buildings, NSR-10
  • Construction licenses. Municipal requirements.
  • Standard municipal development plans. (Law 388 of 1997)
  • Land use plan.
  • Regulations on housing and housing policy
  • System of financing long-term individual housing. (Law 546 of 1999).
  • Housing leasing
  • Property regime of apartment buildings, (Law 675 of 2001)
  • Types of contracting: specifications, proposal, contract.
  • Types of contracts, promise to purchase contract, construction contracts.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/legalengineeringandcontracting.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/18 11:47 por lsosorio
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