Legal problems in geotechnical engineering - Liability of a geotechnical engineer in the Turkish legal system

Gozaydin I.

15th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, İstanbul, Turkey, 27 - 31 August 2001, pp.2737-2738 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2737-2738
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this presentation my objective is to set forth the issues and legal problems that may appear in a construction process in regards to a "building base" and regulations that exist in the Turkish legal system thereof Therefore I shall first scrutinize regarding legal regulations for related definitions, and then focus on liabilities regulated especially as a consequence of the earthquake in Marmara Region in 1999. Thirdly, in order to clarify the questions of "who is liable" and "who carries the risk" in Turkish construction law, I will work on the qualifications of regarding contracts in Turkish legal system. Finally, I will set forth the damages and recoveries thereof.