IRMI article: Defining and Fixing Construction Defects

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IRMI article: Defining and Fixing Construction Defects

While design and construction professionals can fail to meet standards of care resulting in construction defects and damages, structures are simply not built to last forever and neither are they required to be perfect in design and construction.  The question, then, is whether the failure is due to normal wear and tear, the result of the expiration of the useful life of the structure, a maintenance problem, or one actually due to a construction and/or design defect.