Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
Department: Law (Dean's Office)
This course is intended to provide students with a general introduction to construction law in Canada. Building on basic concepts learned in contract and tort law, students will gain an understanding as to how contracts for work are awarded; what construction contracts look like, including which clauses are typically the source of litigation; how performance of the work is secured by owners; what rights, obligations and remedies parties can access through The Builder’s Lien Act and how to use arbitration effectively to resolve construction disputes.
Prerequisite(s): LAW 202 (Contract Law) and LAW 211 (Tort Law)
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