“As the pace of construction continues to increase, so does construction-related litigation. With increased demand and a lack of available skilled professionals, less-experienced workers are being employed, and as a result, more construction flaws — or ‘defects’ — are occurring,” writes Michael Rubin, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Construction Practice Group. “These cases are often complex and extremely costly, and owners should take proactive, proven steps throughout every phase of construction to prevent defects and minimize liability.”
In this article, Michael provides construction project owners with seven key steps to minimize the risk of being found liable in construction defect litigation. He also reviews the types of defects that can occur and explains what an owner should do if one arises.