The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently determined that a builder who fails to comply with state licensing requirements may still pursue a negligence claim against design professionals. In Wright Construction Services, Inc. v. The Hard Art Studio, PLLC, the owner contracted with architecture firm Olive Architecture to develop plans for a mixed-use complex
Anna-Bryce Hobson is an associate in the Construction Practice Group. She represents general contractors and subcontractors engaged in a variety of construction projects. Her primary focus is on public and private commercial construction disputes, whether they be in the form of lien actions, delay claims, general breach of contract disputes, or other construction-related claims. Anna-Bryce also assists clients in drafting and negotiating their construction contracts.
Struggle Creates Innovation: Technology and Data Privacy for Contractors
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread around the world, most businesses were forced to close their doors temporarily and take steps towards working virtually. However, the U.S. construction industry, deemed “essential” by nearly every stay-at-home order issued throughout the country, kept operating and kept building. After all, construction does not occur “virtually.” While many viewed the…
Warranties: They Protect You Until They Don’t
Most construction contracts include express warranties. A contractor, subcontractor, or vendor may warrant its work or materials on a project for a period of time after the completion of its work or delivery of its materials. The parties to a construction contract will often negotiate the extent and length of this warranty period. But, what…