Gov't Code Section 2272.001
(1)“Action” means a court or judicial proceeding or an arbitration. The term does not include an administrative action.
(A)the initial construction of an improvement to real property;
(B)the construction of an addition to an improvement to real property; or
(C)the repair, alteration, or remodeling of an improvement to real property.
(3)“Construction defect” means a deficiency in the construction of an improvement to real property, including a deficiency in or arising out of the design, specifications, surveying, planning, or supervision of the construction, that is the result of:
(A)the use of defective materials, products, or components in the construction;
(B)a violation of a building code applicable by law to the construction;
(C)a failure of the design of an improvement to real property to meet the professional standards of care applicable at the time of governmental approval of the design or as otherwise applicable if no governmental approval of the design was required or obtained; or
(D)a failure to perform the construction in accordance with the accepted trade standards for good and workmanlike construction.
(4)“Contractor” means a person engaged in the business of developing, constructing, fabricating, repairing, altering, or remodeling improvements to real property.
(5)“Design professional” means an individual registered as an architect under Chapter 1051 (Texas Board of Architectural Examiners; General Provisions Affecting Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers; Provisions Affecting Only Architects), Occupations Code, or a person licensed as an engineer under Chapter 1001 (Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors), Occupations Code.
(6)“Governmental entity” means:
(B)a municipality, county, public school district, or special-purpose district or authority;
(C)a district, county, or justice of the peace court;
(D)a board, commission, department, office, or other agency in the executive branch of state government, including an institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003 (Definitions), Education Code;
(E)the legislature or a legislative agency; or
(F)the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, a court of appeals, or the State Bar of Texas or another judicial agency having statewide jurisdiction.
(7)“Subcontractor” means a contractor directly retained and compensated by another contractor to perform labor or perform labor and supply materials in the construction.
(8)“Supplier” means a person who provides only materials, equipment, or other supplies for the construction.
Section 2272.001 — Definitions,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2272.htm#2272.001 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).