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The field of construction law embraces a wide range of topics that students of the law more traditionally recognize as contracts, torts, insurance, remedies, procedure, and property. These traditional legal concepts, however, have special applications in construction industry disputes. Because of the burgeoning nature of construction law practice, a survey within this area of specialization will be helpful to practitioners. This Article is intended to focus upon legal problems and issues of current interest to those who represent owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on construction projects. To facilitate an understanding of recent developments in construction law, the authors have examined, when appropriate, the prior history of the law in this field as it evolved during the more recent past.