Do Engineers Owe a Duty to Third Parties?

2018-04-23T23:55:11-05:00May 25th, 2015|Construction Contractor Advisor, Engineers and Architects Regulation Act|

A Texas Court of Appeals, in USA Walnut Creek, DST v. Terracon Consultants, Inc., recently ruled that an engineer owed a duty to the buyer of an apartment complex, even though the engineer had no contractual relationship with the buyer.  This is an expansion of the duty professionals owe on construction projects and could signal a change in the law. In the case, Walnut Creek purchased a three year old apartment [...]