The construction industry has fallen off a bit in the past year throughout Louisiana and especially the Baton Rouge area. And that dip also pertains to commercial construction projects. However, despite such recent developments, there remains plenty of room for design professionals such as architects and engineers for the comprehensive, complicated and necessary work that they do.

As an architect or engineer, you have devoted a great amount of education, time and experience toward developing your talent and craft in your respective field. But, sometimes, disputes arise and transform into legal dilemmas. When professional liability situations surface, you need a knowledgeable advocate who understands the intricacies of your role. You want to maintain that strong reputation, which took a great amount of work to develop.

Resolution as quick as possible

Commercial construction disputes can occur in projects involving retail, industrial, medical and office buildings to name a few. An unhappy client may have an issue about alleged construction defects caused by flaws in structural engineering. Another client also may have objected to the quality of work performed or an engineering design defect that led to systems not working as intended.

Resolving such matters as quickly as possible is your goal. Mediation and arbitration are preferred methods toward resolution as you hope to avoid litigation.

Protecting your reputation

Legal disputes involving commercial construction cases are complicated. Before beginning a project, it may be wise to reach out to a legal adviser who can explain some potential quandaries and how to avoid them. It is crucial to protect your interests and reputation while also maintaining every professional relationship you have acquired.