Chapter 558 Construction Defects

Touchstone Consulting Group has extensive knowledge in post occupancy inspections, and architectural analysis of installed products, and can provide professional opinion as to status of exterior facade building components. Touchstone Consulting Group can generate a series of comprehensive reports differentiating between expected life cycle deterioration of a product, or construction defects, which will aid our clients in reaching an agreement without the need for a long legal dispute process.

558.001 Legislative findings and declaration.—The Legislature finds that it is beneficial to have an alternative method to resolve construction disputes that would reduce the need for litigation as well as protect the rights of property owners. An effective alternative dispute resolution mechanism in certain construction defect matters should involve the claimant filing a notice of claim with the contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or design professional that the claimant asserts is responsible for the defect, and should provide the contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or design professional with an opportunity to resolve the claim without resort to further legal process.