Costly Consequences

Source: Berkley Construction Professional

A mechanical contractor underdesigned an HVAC system for a food processing facility. This led to worker illness and the inability of the facility to be utilized for its intended purpose. An outside engineer had to be retained to alter the HVAC system. Damages included lost profits from facility downtime, worker injuries, re-design costs and installation of new equipment. The total amount paid to resolve the claim was $350,000.

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