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Liability for the design of a building or structure is of fundamental concern to construction professionals, design-build contractors, specialist sub-contractors, and lawyers. Although other texts cover a wide range of aspects of liability, only Cornes and Lupton’s Design Liability in Construction draws together all those matters that relate specifically to design.
popularity of design & build procurementpartnering arrangements and early contractor involvementnew standard forms of construction contract and appointment, and revisions to older formstechnical innovations in constructioncollaborative working and BIM systemsmany well-publicised cases regarding design failuressignificant developments in the law of tort and professional liabilitythe development of the single European market and increased provision of services overseas
1 The Industry Context 12 Liability under Contract 193 Liability under Tort: Part 1 374 Liability under Tort: Part 2 (Post-Murphy) 595 Liability under Statute 816 Liability for Professional Negligence 977 ‘Fitness for Purpose’ Liability 1078 Duties in Detail 1339 Delegation of Design Duties 18310 Liability to Third Parties: Procurement Issues 19911 Damages and Contribution 23512 Limitation 25913 Measures for Limiting Liability 27714 Standard Forms of Contract for Design-Build 28715 Standard Forms of Appointment 31716 Professional Indemnity Insurance 32917 Design Liability in the EU 35718 Design Liability in the Rest of the World 375
Sarah Lupton :- Sarah Lupton has degrees in architecture and law, and has over 30 years' experience as a partner in the London-based architects' practice of Lupton Stellakis. She combines practice with an academic post at the Welsh School of Architecture, as Professor and director of the MA in Professional Studies. She lectures widely on subjects related to construction law, and is an arbitrator, adjudicator and expert witness. Sarah is a member of many industry and professional committees, and is chair of the CIC Liability Panel, and past chair of the RIBA Presidents Advisory Committee on Dispute Resolution. As well as this publication, she is the author of many books, including a series on standard form construction contracts.