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What are some common types of construction defects?

In a perfect world, commercial construction projects would be completed exactly how the parties to the project envision them. However, when project owners, contractors and subcontractors in Louisiana combine efforts in a commercial construction project, things do not always run as smoothly as they might hope. There are a variety of construction defects that could arise in the course of completing a construction project.

Pursuing a satisfactory resolution to construction defect claims

A construction project in Louisiana can involve many parties, including the project owner, designers, lenders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and even government agencies, to name a few. All these parties must work together to make the project a success. Sometimes, however, a party does not competently fulfill their duties, leading to construction defects.

Federal agencies oversee certain businesses in Louisiana

Businesses in Louisiana that are regulated by a federal agency generally must be licensed or obtain a permit to run their enterprise. The exact requirements necessary to obtain a license or permit depends on the agency at issue and the types of activities the business is undertaking. In general, there will also be fees involved when an agency issues a business license or permit.

What types of contracts are there under construction law?

Construction projects in Louisiana are exciting, but they can also be complex. This is due in part to the fact that the project owner, builder and other parties will enter into various types of contracts with one another that will govern how the project will be completed and paid for. In general, there are four types of construction contracts that may play a part in any given contract.

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