By Bruce Jervis
The role of design professionals has evolved considerably in recent decades. This is particularly true during the construction phase of the project. In a recent Arkansas case, a licensed professional engineer was sanctioned for acting as a general contractor without possessing the necessary state contractor license.
The state contractor licensing statute expressly exempts activities “customarily furnished by architects and engineers.” In this case, the project owner had turned over complete control to the engineer, including selection of trade contractors, negotiation of prices and approval of payment disbursements. ... Read more.
Featured in this Week’s Construction Claims Advisor:
- Engineer Sanctioned for Being Unlicensed Contractor
- Limitation of Liability Clause Shielded Architect
- Subs Allowed to Collect from Owner that Failed to Require Payment Bond