Construction law is a varied and intricate outgrowth of the innumer- able complex relationships inherent in any building project. The role of the architect, once the master builder, has undergone and continues to undergo a redefinition. Due to recent changes in the construction industry, especially the development of construction management and design-build concepts, the regulatory framework within which the building project operates is, in many states, in need of reform. The purpose of this comment will be to examine the impact of the development of design- build concepts on the traditional model of owner, architect, and contractor relationships and to discern the feasibility of the design-build concept under existing Virginia law.
Kevin B. Lynch,
Design-Build Contracts in Virginia,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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