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Transferring Project Design Risk

Some construction industry commentators have urged a more integrated approach to design and construction, with equitable risk sharing and an effort to ensure that project design will benefit from the experience of companies that build and supply key equipment and systems.

This article will focus on various ways in which project employers and/or designers seek to disclaim or delegate responsibility for design in ways other than awarding a standard design-build contract.

Angus Rankin co-authored this article for Construction Law International with Ana Candida de Mello Carvalho, Eric Franco, Douglas Stuart Oles, Dace Silava-Tomsone, and Leendert van den Berg.

Read the full article here.

*This article was first published in Construction Law International, Vol 18 No 3, October 2023, and is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK. © International Bar Association.

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