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Minimize Your Damages and Risks: Understand Liabilities for Design Defects in Construction (CCL873L)

  • Product Format
    Pre Recorded Webinar
  • Presenter(s)
    John A. Snow
  • Conference Date
    Tue, August 1, 2017
  • Length
    60 minutes

Understand Liabilities Arising from Design Defects and How to Protect Against Them

Design defects in connection with a construction project not only expose the design professional to potential liability but can also significantly effect and impact the contractors and the owner. This session with expert speaker John A. Snow will cover the respective duties and potential liabilities for the designer, the owner, and the contractor for defective plans, and address the contractual terms that can alter and shift the risk between the parties regarding defective plans.

This session will put implied covenants regarding the contractual relationship between the parties to a construction project into the context of design defects. John will also discuss dispute resolution and recoverable damages when caused by design defects. By attending this session, you will be able to understand the issues created between the parties to a construction project when the designs are defective and how you can resolve those issues.

Session Highlights

  • Potential liability of design defects for the designer
  • Duties and liabilities of the owner regarding design defects
  • Obligations of the contractor regarding defective plans
  • Implied covenants that protect the contractor from design defects
  • Potential recoverable damages arising from design defects
  • Contractual provisions allocating risk due to design defects
  • Methods of proving damages due to design defects
  • Contractual provisions limiting recoverable damages
  • Fundamental duties of good faith and reasonableness
  • Indemnification provisions

Who Should Attend

  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Design professionals
  • Construction managers
  • Project owners
  • Construction attorneys

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About the Presenter(s)


Mr. Snow commenced his legal practice in Salt Lake City, Utah, in May of 1973. Since 1990, Mr. Snow has also had an active professional practice in Nevada. Mr. Snow's practice consists of general civil litigation, including general commercial, prof...More Info

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