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This Article surveys construction law decisions handed down by Georgia courts and construction-related legislation enacted by the Georgia General Assembly between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006. As in prior years, the cases discussed are divided into five categories: (1) contracts, (2) torts, (3) mechanics and materialmen's liens, (4) arbitration, and (5) miscellaneous. Recent legislation is highlighted and summarized in Section VI, including a brief overview of the General Assembly's substantial revisions to Georgia's "Right to Repair" Act, the mandatory alternative dispute resolution framework that the legislature put in place in 2004 for residential construction defect claims in Georgia.