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Are you unsure about: the current US legal environment with respect to BIM and VDC? the evolving standards of care for design and construction professionals using BIM and VDC? what practical methods and techniques can be used for analyzing construction claims and disputes involving BIM technologies and VDC processes? Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) processes are... more...

This book is a major work that focuses exclusively on ship finance and includes contributions on the increasingly complex field of ship finance, which has over the last two decades become a key aspect in the world of shipping and ship owning. The book offers an enlightening mix of theoretical analysis and well-founded practical insights into the daily markets. Given that ship finance continues to develop dynamically around the world, the book covers... more...

Everyone’s heard the stories: An aunt’s husband dies and the vultures sweep in. She ends up paying $10,000 for a coffin, even more to a lawyer and then loses the rest of her money in shady investments. The financial services sector has become a do-it-yourself marketplace—and the point where that hits people hardest is in dealing with worldly matters after a loved one dies. Thornton brings more than a decade of experience in human... more...



On May 23, 1957, US Army Sergeant Robert Reynolds was acquitted of murdering Chinese officer Liu Ziran in Taiwan. Reynolds did not deny shooting Liu but claimed self-defense and, like all members of US military assistance and advisory groups, was protected under diplomatic immunity. Reynolds's acquittal sparked a series of riots across Taiwan that became an international crisis for the Eisenhower administration and raised serious questions about the... more...

Qualify for Social Security disability benefits, quickly and easily Here’s the step-by-step guidance you need if you’re dealing with a long-term or permanent disability. This comprehensive and compassionate book covers both Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. Newly updated, it shows you how to prove a disability and explains how your age, education and work experience affect your chances. Parents will find... more...

The tax facts and strategies every small business owner should know Owning a small business is a big responsibility. While many small business owners seek to improve their bottom line, few realize all the ways that both current and new tax laws can help them do so. With J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2006 you can learn how. J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2006 gives you a complete overview of small business tax planning in a straightforward... more...

The increasing international mobility of capital, firms and consumers affects tax policies in most OECD countries, playing a major role in reforming national tax systems. Haufler uses standard microeconomic analysis to consider the fundamental forces underlying this process. Topics include a variety of different international tax avoidance strategies--capital flight, profit shifting in multinational firms, and cross-border shopping. Haufler addresses... more...

This book provides guidance to utilities that are involved in or may face legal challenges to its rates and fees. It explains key legal concepts encountered in water ratemaking with citations to relevant court cases, offers guidance in preparing for litigation or alternative dispute resolution, and describes successful litigation strategies that have been used by water utilities.