Construction Defects - Design Deficiencies

Courts, construction experts, and lawyers typically categorize construction defects in one of four broad categories: design deficiencies/defects, material deficiencies/defects, construction deficiencies/defects, or subsurface deficiencies/defects.

Design-related defects or deficiencies arise when professionals, such as architects or engineers, who design buildings and building systems, produce designs and plans that result in problems when the building or system is constructed.  Liability may also arise based on the failure to design the structure to code, or to comply with the requests of the owner. 

Many Arizona construction defect cases involve poorly designed roofing systems, resulting in water penetration, inadequate drainage, water intrusion, and/or damage to the internal structural support.