Design disputes and liability
Historically, the responsibility for design, and any disputes that subsequently arose, was that of either the architect or the engineer. Today, however, design liability can attach to an architect, an engineer, builders and their subcontractors, and can sometimes revert to the employer where it makes a choice during design. Liability may even attach to a supplier in circumstances where they may not have even thought they were doing any design work at all. 1
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