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Infrastructure Partner Nancy Smith Pens Article For GEOSTRATA


Nancy Smith, a Partner in Nossaman’s Infrastructure Practice Group, recently published the article “What Does the Case Law Say? Geotechnical Risk on Design-Build Projects” in the July/August 2016 issue of GEOSTRATA. The article is based on an NCHRP report published in December 2015 entitled “Liability of Design-Builders For Design, Construction, And Acquisition Claims.” The Geostrata article examines various issues relating to risk of unforeseen conditions on design-build projects. To help answer this question the article discusses various relevant court rulings, including cases addressing the enforceability of the agency’s disclaimer of liability for the geotechnical information contained in the procurement package and cases concerning differing site conditions (DSC) claims asserted by the design-builder.

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