Delegated Design: What Risks to Consider when Involved in Performance Specifications or Design-Build Projects
By William Thomas – Pitzer Snodgrass, PC
Liability for ‘Delegated Design’ – Understanding and Avoiding Risks to Design Professionals. In this webinar William Thomas, Principal at Pitzer Snodgrass, PC examines the legal underpinnings for delegated design liability, and how the industry has reacted through changes to form contract language, specifications and building codes to address the issue. We will also review several case authorities which show the practical application of the theories to common fact patterns. We examine and elucidate the guiding principles behind liability delegated design.
During this one-hour webinar, attendees will be exposed to the following objectives:
- Clearer understanding of potential risks and exposures in the design process;
- Appreciation of unexpected and unintended consequences of contract and specification language;
- Tools to identify and limit risk exposures through contract language;
- Mechanisms for improving communications with the construction team.