Journal :   International Journal of Technology

Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2015

Pages :   151-152

ISSN Print :  2231-3907

ISSN Online :  2231-3915


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Construction Liabilities and Professional Engineers



Address:   D. Ramesh Kumar1, P. Udaya Bhaskar2
1Research Scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
2Director (Evaluation) and Professor, Civil Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: DOI: 10.5958/2231-3915.2015.00011.5

ABSTRACT:
Professional engineers are liable for defective constructions due to faulty designs, plans, specifications as well as job site injuries. The recent spurt in litigation in construction industry compelled professional engineers as well as builders to ensure quality construction in order to reduce the possibility of liability. Construction related liability has reached a point where exorbitant claims have forced some insurers to distance themselves from construction industry. At the same time insurance premia have increased several folds. The risk of liability in India is limited at the moment. But the recent economic liberalization policies leading to the entry of multi-national construction firms into Indian markets, may affect engineering professionals seriously. Suggestions to minimize the possibility of liability are also included.
KEYWORDS:
Construction Liabilities and Professional Engineers
Cite:
D. Ramesh Kumar, P. Udaya Bhaskar. Construction Liabilities and Professional Engineers. Int. J. Tech. 5(2): July-Dec., 2015; Page 151-152
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