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April 19, 2017

Roof issues delay opening of $1.5B Mercedes-Benz Stadium — again

Source:, April 19, 2017 By: Kim Slowey Dive Brief: Mercedes-Benz Stadium officials have announced that issues with the retractable roof will delay the $1.5 billion venue’s opening for a third time, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta Falcons officials said the new opening date has been pushed from July 30 to August 26, when […]

April 19, 2017

Serious design, construction and maintenance defects doomed Oroville Dam, report says

Source:, April 17, 2017 By: Ralph Vartabedian Design flaws, construction shortcomings and maintenance errors caused the Oroville Dam spillway to break apart in February, according to an independent analysis by Robert Bea for the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at UC Berkeley. Bea, a co-founder of the center and retired civil engineering professor, found […]

April 18, 2017

Developer McKafka sues architect, alleging construction delays and defects at the Crimson

Source:, April 17, 2017 By: Francisco Alvarado An Aventura-based architecture firm allegedly left McKafka Development Group hanging, delaying construction on its 90-unit high-rise called the Crimson in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood, according to a lawsuit. McKafka, through its limited liability company Alpine Estates, accuses International Design Engineering and Architecture, or I.D.E.A. for short, of breaching […]

March 2, 2017

Edgewater condo owners sue engineering firm for $1M in damages

Source:, March 1, 2017 By: Francisco Alvarado Property at 2121 N. Bayshore Drive was affected by leaky HVAC, residents say The condominium board at an older building in Edgewater is suing the engineering firm that designed the HVAC system at the property, alleging that the system caused extensive damage to the building. In a […]

January 16, 2017

UO to be paid $6.9 million in settlement for cracked dorm floors

Read here about a nearly $7 million settlement that has been reached between the University of Oregon and the architect/engineer that built a dorm.

December 20, 2016

Ballou Senior High School architects sued over design documents

Source:, December 19, 2016 By: Daniel J. Sernovitz The team behind the $124 million Ballou Senior High School modernization is seeking at least $2 million in damages from the project’s architects over claims they delivered incomplete design plans for the Southeast D.C. building. Chiaramonte-Hess, a joint venture between Chiaramonte Construction Co. and Hess Construction […]

November 9, 2016

HCC seeks damages from architect, construction company

Source:, November 9, 2016 By: Cory Vaillancourt Haywood Community College’s new Creative Arts Building was supposed to be a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly facility. Instead, according to allegations made in a complex, far-ranging lawsuit filed by HCC Oct. 28, it’s leaky, creaky and becoming a multi-million dollar boondoggle. Voters approved a quarter-cent sales tax […]

October 17, 2016

Lauderdale firm will pay $1.56M to end design fight

Source:, October 16, 2016 Without admitting fault, Saltz Michelson agreed to settle a dispute over a Broward school design A Fort Lauderdale architecture firm will pay $1.56 million to the Broward County School District to settle a dispute over the design of an elementary school. Without admitting any fault, Saltz Michelson Architects agreed to […]

October 29, 2013

United States: Design Professionals May Be Liable For Economic Loss Caused to Residential Homeowners Under California's SB 800 Law

Source:, October 25, 2013 By: Scott Hennigh, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton Typically an architect is liable under its contract to the owner if it negligently creates a defective design. But whether an architect is liable for the effects of a defective design on parties with whom it has no contract has traditionally been […]

June 14, 2011

MIT Sues Architect for Building Defects

Read here about a lawsuit filed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology against an architect for supposed building defects.

March 17, 2011

Petersen architects owe Pitt $5.9 million

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, February 17, 2011 By: Chris Ramirez Two architecture firms must pay $5.9 million to the University of Pittsburgh for problems stemming from bad heating and air conditioning work in the Petersen Events Center, an Allegheny County judge ruled. Common Pleas Judge Joseph M. James ruled last month after a nonjury trial that Apostolou […]

March 17, 2011

PRINCETON: New lawsuit filed over high school construction

Source: The Princeton Packet, March 10, 2011 By: Stephanie Vaccaro As promised in late December, an additional lawsuit has been filed in relation to the construction project for Princeton High School. In late February Princeton Regional Schools filed a lawsuit against Hillier Architecture for approximately $5 million, said Superintendent Judy Wilson. Dana Ostrovsky, attorney for […]



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