Consulting Engineering claims

Consulting Engineer

CONSULTING ENGINEER (a UK matter)
Consulting engineer designed internal roads and hard
standing area for a client to load/unload cargo onto trains.
During use the underpinnings to the hardstand began to
collapse and subsidence occurred.
It was alleged that the design was defective in failing to
address the type of vehicles using the hardstand and how
they would access the area to load/unload.
Materials were changed during the design from concrete to
compacted gravel to save costs and the equipment used to
load/unload was heavier than advised to the designer.
Rectification costs $750,000 of which $200,000 was
awarded against the engineer given the contributory
negligence.