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Understanding how construction defects occur and resolving them

Construction is a major part in society and residents in Minnesota often witness a new building or home being built or construction taken place on the roadways. No matter the reason for construction, it is important the certain standards are met. If the professional standard of care is not carried out, then design defects could occur. This could ultimately lead to construction defects that could be the cause for injuries and even substantial damages.

With regards to construction defects, this often leads to structurally unsound buildings that could cause the building to fail to meet building codes and other required rules and regulations in the state. This often occurs when there are building envelope defects, site defects, structural defects, ventilating and air-conditioning defects, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning defects, electrical and plumbing defects and fire safety system defects.

When these defects occur and go unnoticed, the building or construction site could become a very dangerous situation. This could be the cause of an injury-causing incident. In these cases, the injured party could discover these defects to assign liability to those responsible for the design defects or construction defects.

In order to avoid instances like this, those managing a construction site should be aware of possible defects, investigate the site and take action against any discovered defects. This does not only resolve any construction defects but also prevents any injuries and damages from occurring.

When an individual suffers due to a construction defect, they should understand their legal remedies in the situation. This often means understanding their rights and seeking guidance about the steps they could take to recover compensation for their losses and damages.

Source: Navigant.com, "Identifying & Managing Design and Construction Defects," Frank Gatlin, Accessed on Nov. 11, 2014

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