469. Rights of employer on default of architect or engineer.

If the architect or engineer is dismissed for failing to act with due care in his duties of design or supervision, he will forfeit either wholly or in part his right to remuneration, as a person who holds himself out as skilled in any art cannot recover for services which are useless, and which by the ordinary exercise of reasonable skill he ought to have known would be useless for the object in respect of which he was employed1. In addition to this, if the negligence or want of skill of the architect or engineer has occasioned loss to