Construction law is ordered by a complex web of private contracts, public laws and regulations, and a set of common law duties, unique to the industry in some instances. The cast of players engaged in this robust industry is both domestic and international and includes public sector regulators, federal and provincial Crown corporations, design professionals, developers, builders, general contractors, project managers, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, union and non-union labour, sureties and insurers. The course will explain project delivery models, the various parties to construction projects, and contracts, including standard forms used in the industry, key clauses and common performance issues. Students will learn about the unique rules governing construction procurement, the statutory framework for projects, including builders’ lien, health and safety and labour legislation, and risk management in the form of bonds and insurance. The course will also explore key comparative issues in construction law as well as major theories underlying this field and critiques of law and policy. Text: This course is under development and pending Osgoode Faculty Council approval.
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