Welcome to our blog on recent and pressing legal issues arising in the Canadian construction world. The Legal Hammer features the latest developments in construction and infrastructure law in Canada.
Architecture and engineering, builders liens, delay or extra claims, project management or contract administration: you will find us in the Legal Hammer posting about these topics and more.
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Art has practiced in the construction law field since 1989 and has been counsel on major infrastructure, residential and commercial building projects. Like so many of the lawyers of his era, Art was part of the construction law bar that dealt with British Columbia’s “leaky condo crisis” that involved a massive amount of litigation. Art has advised owners on tendering and bidding issues and contractual disputes that have arisen during the course of construction. He has also drawn on his background in aboriginal law to provide advice to Indigenous developers or contractors on matters of construction law. Art co-authored the Canadian Law of Architecture and Engineering with the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, the 3rd edition of which was published in June 2020.
Rod worked on construction sites for many years before becoming a lawyer. Now he has developed a focus in his practice on litigating construction disputes and providing opinions for ongoing projects. In 2021, Rod obtained a Certification in Construction Law from Osgoode Law School and received a Lexpert Canadian Law Awards – Commercial Litigation Excellence Award. He has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Rod has worked with owners advising and acting on their behalf for $200M construction projects. He also routinely represents owners and contractors on smaller construction projects.