It's time for the design profession to have the same protection as the medical profession with regard to peer-review privilege. Just what is a "privilege"? In order to encourage full and candid disclosure, the law protects certain communications from being revealed in court. This protection is called a privilege, and it applies to discussions and writingbetween, for example, a lawyer and a client, a physician or psychologist and a patient, or an accountant and a client.New York passed the first such law in 1828 to create a privilege for doctors. However, a question remained about whether a doctor's "peer review"
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.