Construction owners and contractors face a multitude of challenges as they navigate through largely uncharted territory with their projects experiencing highly unique and mounting risks from the effects of COVID-19.
Currently,… Read More
Long-awaited changes to limitations legislation in Manitoba could be coming, and those changes will change the way claims related to building defects will be litigated.
A recent application under The Limitation… Read More
When parties to an agreement negotiate, sign, then shelve the Contract until the end of the Project, they do so at their peril. Many standard construction contracts include provisions requiring… Read More
Authors: Saravan Veylan, Tessa Rowland
When something intrudes into the airspace above a parcel of land, it is generally considered trespass if it interferes with the ordinary use and enjoyment of… Read More
Letters of credit are occasionally used in construction contracts to secure the performance of a contractor’s obligations to the owner.
They are instruments created at the request of a customer (i.e.… Read More
On February 15, 2018 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Valard Construction v. Bird Construction. The Court found that in certain circumstances, a trustee has an obligation to… Read More
Ontario has recently conducted an extensive review of its Construction Lien Act, which generated a number of recommendations for updating and modernizing the statute. The Ontario efforts left many in… Read More