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Construction & Engineering law

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We assist individuals and businesses in all areas of CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING Law

Construction & Engineering Law involves the structuring, negotiation and drafting of construction contracts and the consideration of the regulations governing construction projects and transactions within the construction and engineering sectors.

Our experienced construction law specialists provide advice on front-end construction contracts including bespoke and standard form construction contracts (including FIDIC, NEC, JBCC as well as standard forms recommended by the Built Environment Professions); drafting of standard form qualifications and project-specific contracts; and advice on applicable legislation.

 “Construction contracts can, by their nature, be complicated and dynamic. It is our view that a good construction contract will provide clear mechanisms to shift and balance the risk of the parties according to their needs and serve to guide a project to its successful conclusion.

- Alayne Meinesz, Caveal Panel Member

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Construction LawS & Regulations

  • Construction Industry Development Board Act, 2000
  • The National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993
  • The Consumer Protection Act, 2008
  • The Competition Act, 1998
  • National Environmental Management Act, 1998

Legal Advice for Construction Law

We provide advice on front-end construction matters such as the drafting of bespoke and standard form construction contracts such as those recommended by the FIDIC, NEC and JBCC suites of contract. When drafting these contracts we would of course include an in-depth consideration of contract-specific qualifications and applicable legislation.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions on Construction & Engineering Law

Construction & Engineering Law involves the drafting of construction contracts and consideration of the regulations governing construction projects and transactions within the construction and engineering sectors.

A construction contract is an agreement, usually between an employer and a contractor which governs the construction and/or renovation of a new building or infrastructure project, for an agreed price, in an agreed time and to an agreed quality standard.

Deciding on which standard form construction contract to use involves an investigation by your lawyer into what rights you require, which responsibilities you are willing and able to absorb and, as a whole, which agreement is most suitable to your risk profile.

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