What is Construction Law?
The Construction and Infrastructure industry is one of the biggest in Canada and, naturally, this means that disputes will arise at all levels. So, what is Construction Law? Technically, any legal actions ranging from product liability at construction sites, to negligent work performed at projects, and finally to disputes with respect to payment for construction work can fall into the umbrella of Construction Law.
At the Fridmar Professional Corporation, we have extensive experience representing individuals and corporations at all levels of the industry, ranging from owners to materials suppliers. As such, we can help you with the following front-end and back-end elements that you might face in the construction industry:
Groundwork and Foundation
- Drafting and reviewing various contracts, agreements, and purchase orders, including official CCDC documents
- Consultation on best-project practices, including liability prevention, by-law and Building Code compliance, and site management
- Assistance with obtaining of permits and Tarion registration
- Preserving and perfecting construction liens on behalf of all levels of contractors and subcontractors
- Defending against improperly or exaggerated liens on behalf of owners, contractors, and subcontractors
- Advancing breach of trust claims and claims against labour and materials supplies/performance bonds
- Advancing and defending claims pertaining to project deficiencies, delays, and breaches of contract
- Representing builders at the Licence and Administrative Tribunal as well as the Builder Arbitration Forum with respect to Tarion matters
- Representing owners, contractors, and subcontractors at arbitration, mediation, and interim adjudication under the Construction Act
By applying creative methodologies and hands-on construction experience, the Fridmar Professional Corporation provides and implements practical strategies to achieve our clients’ results.