Construction Manager at Risk—It May Be Riskier Than You Think

2018-04-23T23:55:13-05:00July 30th, 2014|Construction Contractor Advisor, Construction Manager at Risk|

A Massachusetts trial court recently ruled that a Construction Manager at Risk could not sue the owner for design defects even thought the owner provided the plans and specifications for the project.  This ruling is a substantial shift from the Spearin doctrine which has historically made the party providing the plans responsible for any shortcomings or problems with the plans. In the case of Coghlin Electrical Contractors, Inc. v. Gilbane [...]