Construction Law in Canada
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Construction Projects from A to Z
Construction projects are complex by nature and demand input from a range of professionals.
Construction Law in Canada is the first Canadian resource to address all relevant issues in a single, convenient volume. With this construction and labour law book on your desk, you'll be able to advise your clients knowledgeably, efficiently, and confidently.
If you're a lawyer, you'll benefit by:
- Learning construction law fundamentals
- Reducing the need to consult specialized lawyers - thus saving your clients time and money
- Increasing your ability to provide a wider range of services to your clients
If you're a construction professional, you'll benefit by:
- Understanding the legal issues essential to completing a project
- Knowing when to seek focused legal advice
- Conversing comfortably with your own lawyer
Coverage includes all aspects of construction, from property acquisition through financing and building:
- Legal framework for due diligence
- New rules for official plans, zoning by-laws, and plans of subdivision
- Legal liability attached to environmental investigations
- Key elements of the tender process
- Financing issues in public-private partnerships
- Overview of each type of delivery method
- Regulatory scheme under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
- Dispute resolution processes, including ADR
- Holdbacks, priorities, and trusts related to construction liens
- Owners' safeguards against construction hypothecs
- Tips for construction management organization, including types of project documents you must keep, how to store them, and why they are important
- Guidance for home builders and purchasers on obligations when the Agreement of Purchase and Sale has been signed by parties who want out of the "deal"
A Broad-Ranging Resource For:
- Construction and real estate lawyers who need a one-stop resource on construction projects from start to finish
- Lawyers who practise in areas that overlap construction and real estate law
- Construction firms, architects, consultants, and construction project managers who need to understand the legal perspective at each stage of a construction project to ward off costly errors
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Acquiring the Property
Chapter 2: Amendments to the Ontario Planning Act as it Affects Construction Projects
Chapter 3: Construction Law and Environmental Issues
Chapter 4: Procurement and Tendering Process
Chapter 5: The Construction Loan: Financing Major Construction Projects
Chapter 6: Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Construction Projects
Chapter 7: Construction Law: Insurance and Surety Bonds
Chapter 8: Construction Projects and Management
Chapter 9: Construction Delivery Methods
Chapter 10: Occupational Health and Safety in Construction Law
Chapter 11: Construction Disputes
Chapter 12: The Construction Lien Act
Chapter 13: Construction Hypothecs Under Quebec Law