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Demystify complicated construction claims with this indispensable guide Given how common complex claims have become in the modern built environment, Fundamentals of Construction Claims: A 10-Step Guide for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects and Engineers is an absolutely critical addition to the library of any construction professional. Written by William J. McConnell, PE, JD, MSCE, CDT, a celebrated, lawyer, author, engineer, and expert witness, Fundamentals of Construction Claims sets out clear and concrete strategies for developing a construction claim from beginning to end. The author's straightforward 10-Step method helps readers avoid costly dispute resolution fees by: Explaining entitlement requirements for various types of claims, including differing site conditions, added scope, and weather delays Offering procedures for calculating delay impacts through forensic scheduling analysis Defining, in detail, four simple ways to prove damages Throughout, relevant case studies are used to illuminate the principles found within and bring life to the concepts the author introduces.

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Parasitology Highly detailed textbook on parasites and parasite relationships The fully revised edition of Parasitology: An Integrated Approach holds true to its engaging and easy-to-read approach. It comprehensively covers the complex and dynamic interaction between the parasite and its host ranging from invertebrates to vertebrates. Following an integrated approach, the authors explain how the study of parasites requires an understanding of biological concepts such as growth and reproduction, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, and pathology. In this second edition, they further address parasites and parasite relationships in the grand scheme of global changes and their impact. This textbook also reviews the often-neglected positive aspects of parasite infections and how humans have used parasites for their own advantage. Parasitology: An Integrated Approach, 2nd edition includes supplementary learning resources such as self-assessment quizzes, practical exercises, and an extensive collection of photographs. Now includes parasite life cycles in colour Strong focus on parasite interactions with other pathogens such as bacteria and viruses Discusses major advancements in the field of parasite diagnostics Additional image material and learning resources (quizzes, practical exercises) provided online A valuable and comprehensive learning resource for undergraduate students in the biological, biomedical and veterinary sciences and in medicine. It is also of interest to postgraduates and professionals with an interest including but not limited to parasitology, animal welfare, ecology, and medical microbiology.

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Transform your legal education into a successful and fulfilling legal career In How to Be a Lawyer: The Path from Law School to Success , a team of veteran lawyers and entrepreneurs delivers an eye-opening discussion of how to translate your years of training and education into a running start in the world of practice. The book bridges the gap between law school and practice, whether you hope to be a big firm transactional attorney, a solo criminal lawyer, work for the government or any other legal profession. You’ll discover how you can use what you learned in law school and how you can develop the real skills you’ll need as you deal with clients and colleagues. The authors explain what your professors won’t tell you in law school and what employers and clients will actually expect from you. You’ll also find: Case studies and guest chapters describing the transition to major areas of law and how it can and should affect your law school decision making Expert advice on making your first job a successful one Guidance on how to avoid the most common career pitfalls and client mistakes Unfiltered opinions from clients about what they really think about lawyers An ideal resource for aspiring and current law students and early career lawyers, How to Be a Lawyer is the practical blueprint you need to build your legal career from scratch.

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