Construction law can be an unquestionably complex area of the law but an area of the law that is also important to understand when caught up in a construction dispute or situation involving construction defects. A variety of parties may be involved in a construction dispute and it is important that they all have a working understanding and knowledge of construction law when facing a construction dispute.

Parties including project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, equipment suppliers, design professionals, project managers, construction lenders and others may all find themselves facing a construction dispute. As a result, parties on either side of a dispute should know how to protect themselves if wrongdoing has been alleged, such as defective construction or breach of contract, but also what to do if they are experiencing construction defects or a party has breached a contract they are a party to.

A wide variety of issues and concerns can come up related to construction projects and construction laws are available to help parties resolve their concerns. Problems that may arise include construction defects; design defects; structural defects; unforeseen and changed conditions; breach of contract; construction delay claims; withheld payments; mechanics’ liens; claims for additional work; bid disputes; defective bids; suretyships; regulatory issues; termination disputes and many other issues as well.

Construction law protects parties involved in a construction project including commercial and residential projects. Though construction disputes can be challenging at times, construction law resources provide options to help parties resolve problems that arise to help create a successful project for everyone involved which is why parties should be familiar with the legal resources available to them.