Chapter 12. Legal Issues in Construction e-Business

  1. Professor Chimay J. Anumba PhD, DSc Professor Head Chartered/Professional Engineer founding Director Honorary Doctorate3 and
  2. Dr Kirti Ruikar Bachelor of Architecture, MSc, EngD (Doctor of Engineering) Lecturer architect Associate Editor4
  1. Ihab A. Ismail PhD, BSc, MSc Founder Managing Director1 and
  2. Dr Vineet R. Kamat PhD, MS, BE Assistant Professor2

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch12

e-Business in Construction

e-Business in Construction

How to Cite

Ismail, I. A. and Kamat, V. R. (2008) Legal Issues in Construction e-Business, in e-Business in Construction (eds C. J. Anumba and K. Ruikar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Construction Engineering and Management Department at the University of Michigan, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182348

Online ISBN: 9781444302462



  • legal issues in construction e-business;
  • types of legal risks in construction e-business;
  • contract formation;
  • validity and errors;
  • jurisdiction;
  • privacy;
  • authentication, attribution and non-repudiation;
  • agency


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of legal risks in construction e-business

  • Contract formation, validity and errors

  • Jurisdiction

  • Privacy

  • Authentication, attribution and non-repudiation

  • Agency

  • Conclusions

  • References