What You Should Know About Construction Defects
Construction projects of many (if not all) kinds go through a lot of red tape just to break ground. From zoning to planning, dealing with the local government requirements, to working with contractors and architects, even a simple project is not that simple. Even the most careful and well-thought-out projects can have their fair share of hurdles to overcome.
All project owners want the construction to run simply and smoothly. Even so, accidents happen. When something goes wrong on a jobsite, that’s a mess in and of itself. But if something happens after the job is done, causing harm to someone, this creates an even bigger issue. Typically, there are two types of construction defects: those that occur during the design and those that occur during the building phase.
In general, if a construction defect ends up harming someone, an engineer or architect is usually responsible for defects in the design of a project. A builder is usually responsible for defects caused by a failure to conduct work according to design specifications. These kinds of defects can necessitate extra work to repair the problem in question, cause injuries to construction workers or even cause major injuries to future occupants who do not know better.
Every single building contract that is legally binding will have provisions indicating which party will be held responsible for types of defects. It’s critical for all parties to pay close attention to detail to the liability provisions. At the end of it, an owner will require the general contractor to accept responsibility for defects.
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