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The Court Of Appeal's Approach To The Limits Of A Structural Defects Insurance Policy
The Court of Appeal (CA) decision in Manchikalapati & others v Zurich Insurance PLC (T/A Zurich Building Guarantee & Zurich Municipal) and East West Insurance Company LTD [2019]...
UK
10 Dec 2019
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Mining, Agricultural And Construction Equipment Financing
The Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Mining, Agricultural and Construction Equipment (the "MAC Protocol")...
Canada
4 Dec 2019
3
Mandatory Adjudication Under The New Construction Act In Ontario
The prompt payment and adjudication amendments to the Construction Act (the "Act") came into force and effect on October 1, 2019.
Canada
3 Dec 2019
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Condo Declaration May Not Impose An Obligation To Lease Parking In Perpetuity
In a recent decision, a judge ruled that a provision in a condo declaration which imposed on the corporation an obligation to lease back parking spots in perpetuity is unenforceable
Canada
2 Dec 2019
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Adjudication Watch: 2019 Case Law Review And Update
In the first of our retrospective reviews of the approach of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) to adjudication challenges in 2019, our construction team analyses significant decisions.
UK
21 Nov 2019
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Fire Safety In High Rise Buildings – The Next Steps?
In December 2018, we reported on the ban on combustible materials in the external wall of buildings that is now in effect (as from 21 December 2018).
UK
20 Nov 2019
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Time To Mind The Gaps: What Lenders Need To Know About The New Construction Act (Ontario)
As of October 1, 2019, payments and disputes on construction projects in Ontario will be conducted very differently.
Canada
12 Nov 2019
8
Hybrid Contracts: Is A Valid Payment Notice Required To Distinguish Between The Sums Due For Construction And Non-Construction Operations?
In the recent case of C Spencer Limited v MW High Tech Projects UK Limited [2019], the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) was required to consider whether, for the purposes of s.111 of the...
UK
30 Oct 2019
9
The Queen's Speech Sets Out What's Next For Building Safety Reforms
Our article, back in December 2018, "The Ban on combustible Materials in the External Wall of Buildings - what you need to know" identified that since the publishing of the Hackitt Interim...
UK
24 Oct 2019
10
The Mental Health Cost Of Austerity In Construction
Construction businesses across the country are grappling with the effects of austerity and political uncertainty. In an era when project margins are getting tighter and tighter
UK
22 Oct 2019
11
Are My Works Construction Operations?
Whether a contract is classified as a "construction contract" is an important issue for those involved in the building industry.
Canada
21 Oct 2019
12
Mining, Agricultural And Construction Equipment Financing: Development Of A Fourth Protocol To The Cape Town Convention On Matters Specific To Mining, Agricultural And Construction Equipment (MAC Protocol)
The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, signed on November 16, 2001, in Cape Town (the "Cape Town Convention") establishes an international regime for the creation...
Canada
19 Sep 2019
13
The Court Of Appeal Considers Milestone Payments In Construction Contracts And The Requirement For An Adequate Payment Mechanism
In July 2018, we reported on the first instance decision in CIMC MBS Ltd (formerly Verbus Systems Ltd) v Bennett (Construction) Ltd [2018] in which the Technology and Construction Court (TCC)
UK
12 Sep 2019
14
BESTECH Acquires Primary Power Group
On Aug. 30, 2019, Boudreau-Espley-Pitre Corporation (o/a BESTECH) acquired substantially all of the assets of Primary Power Designs Inc. (o/a Primary Power Group) for an undisclosed consideration.
Canada
10 Sep 2019
15
Ontario To Enact Sweeping Changes To The Planning And Development Regime
On May 2, 2019, the Ontario Government announced major changes to the planning and development regime through its Housing Supply Action Plan
Canada
29 Aug 2019
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Do Approved Inspectors Owe A Duty Under S.1(1) Of The Defective Premises Act 1972 In The Exercise Of Their Building Control Functions?
Continuing in our series on the implications following the Grenfell Tower disaster, we consider the Court of Appeal judgment in The Lessees and Management Company of Herons Court v NHBC Building
UK
16 Aug 2019
17
Electric Vehicle Charging Points: Every Home Should Have One
On 15th July 2019, almost unnoticed amid the sound and fury of the Conservative leadership contest, the Department for Transport issued a public consultation on proposals
UK
16 Aug 2019
18
Amendments To The Construction Act
The Authorized Nominating Authority ("ANA") under amendments to the Construction Act ("Act") coming into force for contracts entered into or procured after October 1, 2019 has been designated to ADR Chambers Inc.
Canada
30 Jul 2019
19
Bonding With The Queen Over Construction Projects
Construction liens are arguably the most useful legal tool to ensure that contractors and workers are paid. Arising from the moment services and/or materials are provided to a construction project
Canada
26 Jul 2019
20
Ensure Your Contracts Reflect Your Intention – Say What You Mean (And What Might Happen If You Don't)
The decision in Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd v ABC Electrification Ltd [2019] is a clear example of the courts' approach to contractual interpretation, focusing primarily on one clause of the contract.
UK
22 Jul 2019
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