Construction

Primary Contact

Our construction solicitors work with you to create practical and enforceable contracts which aim to mitigate risks that might arise during your projects.  We provide guidance with respect to:

  • Corporate structuring, including joint ventures and private public partnership (P3) agreements
  • Financing
  • Zoning
  • Contract drafting and negotiations
  • Tendering
  • Bonding
  • Construction contract administration including:
  • Contract interpretation
  • Work stoppages
  • Risk management
  • Enforcing contractual rights and remedies
  • Delay claims
  • Claims for extras
  • Deficiencies
  • Warranty claims
  • Builders liens
  • Holdback administration
  • Construction mediation/arbitration/litigation
  • Fee disputes
  • Contractor liability
  • Owner liability
  • Professional liability
  • Professional conduct complaints

Our construction lawyers are highly rated and recommended as leaders in construction law by their peers and in legal publications, including Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings and Best Lawyers. We also review and contribute to legal documentation being produced by Canadian construction organizations such as CCDC, BCICAC and ACEC and are actively involved in the industry as members of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, the Builders Lien Reform Project, the British Columbia Construction Roundtable and Construction Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association – British Columbia Branch, as well as acting as members of the Editorial Board of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s Builders Lien Practice Manual.

Our construction litigators are experienced at representing you at all levels of court, in arbitration and mediation, often within the context of multi-party disputes which involve consideration of complex technical processes.

We act for owners, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on work ranging from routine projects, material and equipment supply contracts to major infrastructure developments and public-private partnerships.