Maybe this is part of the reason why so many of the high-rise housing projects in Scottsdale and elsewhere in the Valley are being built as apartments instead of condos.
I note that former Scottsdale city council woman Lisa Borowsky was an attorney who (at least at the time) specialized in construction defect law.
I also have noted that most of the projects I’ve seen under construction (even, laughably, the so-called “luxury” projects) are built of wood construction, which allows the developers to drive down construction costs considerable compared to steel and concrete. And the US Department of Agriculture has been promoting this “Type 4” construction.
I had heard relative to a tall, wood project under construction in the Scottsdale Airpark area, that the Arizona State Legislature had recently (within the last 3-4 years) made changes to allow structural wood high-rise projects.