ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 5 - Issue: 35 - 09/09/2016

Engineer Has Duty of Care to Prevent Safety Risks; Economic Loss Rule No Protection

This past May the Construction Claims Advisor summarized a Washington Court of Appeals case against an engineer for faulty design and a contractor for faulty construction.  Although no damage, or economic loss occurred, the building was subject to failure from seismic activity, and thus posed a safety risk. 


The Home Owner's Association successfully sued to recover all costs for the necessary repairs. The court rejected the engineer's defense that only situations that result in personal injury or physical damage to property are subject to negligence claims. 


A recent article by Bart Reed at the Stoel Rives Ahead of Schedule blog discusses further the issue of tort suits against design professionals that were previously barred by the independent duty doctrine. Click here to read the post.  To learn more about Construction Claims Advisor and the ConstructionPro Network membership, click here.



Construction Industry that too Public constructions has a history of producing world record loss owing to frauds.The loss on public constructions amounted to upwards of US $ 4 Trillion per year in 2008.Us $ 1.50 per head per day of the total world population.

Please read my Post in LinkedIn titled " Global Poverty can be eradicated by salvaging US $ 8 million/min loss owing to Frauds in Public Constructions with Construction Auditing Mechanism " for more details
Posted by: A.L.M.Ameer - Friday, September 09, 2016 10:04 AM


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