Introduction to Construction Law

This course is an introduction to the principles of contract law as they relate to the construction industry. The various types of construction contracts, including labour contracts, and bidding documents are introduced and examined. This subject introduces standard forms which are used in the construction industry and issued by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee and the Canadian Construction Association. Concepts such as insurance, liability, tort law, construction bonding, warranties and guarantees, and the Construction Lien Act are addressed along with project close-out. Professional ethics as they relate to the discipline, as well as alternative dispute resolution (negotiation) and various contract types, are covered.