When breaking ground on a new facility, a great deal of thought is given to the design and construction. Architects, engineers, and contractors collaborate to ensure every facet of the project will comply with building code and safety regulations to reduce risk, liability, expense, and the headaches of noncompliance. However, the same typically cannot be said for older buildings. The code-defined threshold for safe buildings has evolved. And while previous designs may be grandfathered in, many simply are not up to snuff by today’s standards. It is in these circumstances that the legal liability related to code and safety regulations becomes far more complex.