“Design-assist” can mean many different things. In theory, design-assist services address concerns about plans early in the design process, with specialty subcontractors providing input to improve constructability and reduce time and cost. Often, however, design-assist is conflated with delegated design, whereby responsibility for a portion of the design is shifted from the design professional to another party. This confusion can stem from a lack of clarity in the contract documents, and confusion between the parties can lead to increased costs, unallocated responsibilities, and lengthy disputes. In this webinar, Edward Seglias, Jason Copley, and Matthew Skaroff will examine the fundamental differences between design-assist and delegated design, along with their respective advantages. They will review the various ways court cases and state regulations have defined and shaped the terms and related legal responsibilities. Attendees will learn what the construction industry is doing to develop a common definition of design assist in light of design delegation.