Construction Law News: Minnesota Court Decision on Bridge Collapse Concerns AEC Sector
Originally published by MPRNews
A decision related to the 2007 Interstate 35-W bridge collapse by the Minnesota Supreme Court could have repercussions for the architecture, engineering and construction industry, according to industry officials. The court rulings could increase insurance rates for contractors and allow “[o]ther states [to] follow suit and if there’s a mass disaster, the legislature could come in and sweep away the protection that they had relied on,” said Bob Huber, Minneapolis construction attorney. “The cost of doing business in design and construction is now going to go up,” said Tom Smith, American Society of Civil Engineers’ deputy executive director.