Individuals and businesses rely upon engineers and architects to design and build the places we live, work, and visit in a manner that comports with the highest professional standards to ensure their safety. Engineers and architects can potentially be liable for failure to comply with building codes, permits zoning laws, or other safety regulations. If a building is found to be unsafe or unsound, the engineers and architects that provided the design and plans can potentially be held responsible. Additionally, if an engineer or architect reviews plans for a client to determine the soundness of the structure, they may also be liable if they acted negligently. Because of the nature of work typically performed by engineers and architects, the claims against them can be related to property damage and also personal injuries caused by faulty designs.