273. Obligations as to design.

(3)     Obligations as to Design, Workmanship and Materials

(i)     In General

273.     Obligations as to design.

The building contract may provide for the allocation of responsibility for the design of the works, which commonly means the determination of what is necessary to meet the requirements of the building owner or the person for whom the building is intended to be occupied (for example, the house owner). An obligation as to design is frequently no more than the obligation to complete so that the works are fit for their purpose1. This may entail not only preparing