Posts Tagged ‘design services’

New Law Modifies Construction Indemnification and Prohibits Duty-to-Defend in Design Professional Contracts

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

For those not familiar with Chapter 22B of the North Carolina General Statutes, this Chapter prohibits certain contract provisions by making those provisions void and unenforceable as a matter of public policy. The restrictions in Chapter 22B apply to all contracts, including those with a governmental entity as well as those between private parties. Within […]

New Design-Build Bridging Construction Method – Design-Build “Lite”

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

My last post discussed the new design-build construction method authorized by the General Assembly during the 2013 Session.  S.L. 2013-401/H857 created not only a design-build construction contracting process, but also a construction contracting process called design-build bridging.  Enacted as G.S. 143-128.1B, design-build bridging might be thought of as design-build “lite,” meaning it is a somewhat […]

Mini-Brooks Act FAQ’s

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

NOTE:  This post has been updated to reflect changes enacted by the General Assembly in 2013 and 2014. In North Carolina, the procurement of professional services performed by architects, engineers, surveyors, and construction managers at risk is governed by G.S. 143-64.31, sometimes referred to as the “Mini-Brooks Act.”  Following are some frequently asked questions about […]