Section 6-5-712

Construction and application of article.

(a) This article is not applicable to the extent that a professional firm or its employees are engaged by an awarding authority solely to design and/or prepare the engineering plans and specifications for a public or private infrastructure.

(b) This article is not applicable to the extent that a professional firm or its employees performing construction monitoring services are also engaged by an awarding authority to prepare the engineering plans for that project, or are otherwise providing additional services on that project, and to the extent that a deficiency in such plans or additional services proximately causes property damage, personal injury, or death to a third party with whom the professional firm is not in privity of contract.

(c) This article does not replace or supersede existing burdens of proof or defenses in professional liability actions concerning construction monitoring services.

(Act 2013-401, p. 1538, §3.)