Construction Law

Construction law just may be one of the oldest forms of law on record. The earliest signs of construction law are found in Hammurabi’s Code. Hammurabi ruled Babylon from the year 1792 BC through 1750 BC. His code contained 282 laws that were inscribed on 12 tablets that were placed in view of the public. There were several laws that pertained to building including “if a builder builds a house for a person that is not properly constructed and the house falls in and kills the house’s owner, the builder will be sentenced to death.