An owner is obliged to provide the contractor with proper access to the site for the performance of the work. That principle of construction law
Whether something put on land is an “improvement” for the purposes of construction and builders’ liens can be a difficult question of fact and law.
Damage To The Rebar And The Deflection Of Floor Slabs Are Covered Under Builders’ Risk Policy: B.C. Court Of Appeal
The extent of coverage under Builders’ Risk policies is a matter of continuing debate in Canada. Insurers try to draft policies which do not cover
Is A Pay When Paid Clause Applicable If The Contractor’s Account To The Owner Is Reduced For Reasons Unconnected With Subcontractor’s Work?
A pay when paid clause is one of the most contentious clauses in a building contract. Indeed, the clause is outlawed in most circumstances in
In Asco Construction Ltd. v. Epoxy Solutions Inc., the Ontario Court of Appeal recently held that the doctrine of mistake did not apply to an
In Swift v. Eleven Eleven Architecture Inc., the Alberta Court of Appeal recently considered the impact and scope of a limitation of liability clause in
Payment bonds come in various shapes and sizes and it is important to read them carefully before concluding what they bond. They may not just
Most building contracts contain dispute resolution clauses which refer to arbitration. A dispute resolution clause can be mandatory – it can require arbitration – or
Two Construction Lien Issues: Architect’s Pro-Forma Certificate Is Invalid; GST Must Be Added To Holdback
The Ontario Superior Court recently decided two important issues relating to construction liens. In Wellington Plumbing & Heating Ltd. v. Villa Nicolini Incorporated, the court
Most standard form building contracts provide for the incorporation of the main contract into the subcontract. For instance, GC 3.7.1 of the CCDC 2 Stipulated