Changes to the scope of work are one of the most disputed areas in construction projects. It’s often an issue because changes usually increase costs and the parties dispute over who should cover the costs. This type of conflict can stem from many factors. A common cause is a lack of clarity or understanding of…
When entering into an agreement in relation to a construction project there are a large number of items that one must consider. One of the most important considerations is the form of the agreement. There are basically two main types of construction contract: fixed price; and cost-plus. When choosing which type of agreement one would…
A number of years ago I wrote an article about the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resources’ decision to direct additional resources towards reviewing foreshore rights and enforcing the use and construction of docks, retaining walls and other structures along the shoreline. Giving the ongoing flood event in the Okanagan, it seems an opportune…
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WHAT IS Construction Law?
When dealing with a construction or development dispute, clients require timely advice that balances legal rights and responsibilities with the economics of the construction industry. Prolonged delays typically do not serve any of the parties and effective advice provided before a problem escalates is essential.
At Pihl Law Corporation, our team of litigators has experience with a wide assortment of construction disputes at all levels of dispute resolution – court, mandatory negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
We provide advice on breach of contact, construction and and design deficiencies, cost over-runs and delay, and productivity claims. We also have extensive experience helping clients with builder’s liens and the Builders Lien Act, indluding applications to dismess and enforce lien rights. We also work with clients to proactively manage construction and litigation risk.
Our clients include owners, developers, financial institutions, contractors, subcontractors, and construction professionals.