What constitutes a construction defect?

What constitutes a construction defect?

Construction Defect — generally speaking, a deficiency in the design or construction of a building or structure resulting from a failure to design or construct in a reasonably workmanlike manner, and/or in accordance with a buyer’s reasonable expectation.

What is professional negligence in construction?

The most relevant tort in construction is the tort of negligence—this includes ‘professional negligence’ where the negligent act has been committed by a person or company holding itself out to be a professional.

What are the most common construction defects?

Here are my top six common building defects to look out for:

  1. Damaged roofing and blocked guttering. Cracked roof tiles or damaged ‘pointing’ (the cement sealant along the roof joins) can leave your roof and ceilings exposed to water damage and flooding.
  2. Timber Rot.
  3. Cracking.
  4. Electrical.
  5. Stumps / subfloor framing.
  6. Rising Damp.

How do you manage construction defects?

Schedule regular defect inspections to become more pro-active rather than re-active. Create a shared defect folder that can be accessed by everyone in the construction team. Keep an overall register of all defect items with the company to action and the due dates. Actively close out defects as they are completed.

What is latent defect period?

It is the nature of construction projects that faults and defects caused by failures in design, workmanship or materials, may not become apparent or readily detectable (even with the exercise of reasonable care) until many years after completion of the project, long after the end of the defects liability period.

What is the defects period in construction?

A defects liability period is a set period of time after a construction project has been completed during which a contractor has the right to return to the site to remedy defects. A typical defects liability period lasts for 12 months.

How long should a maintenance phase last?

Maintenance phases should probably last for several weeks to several months. The longer you spend at weight maintenance, the more likely you are to achieve a complete return to baseline. 2 weeks is likely the shorter end to achieve any notable ‘reset’.