The Canadian Construction Contracts Guidebook explains the commercial considerations in establishing the legal framework between the various parties to a construction project (e.g. the owner, the designer, the general contractor or construction manager, subcontractors, and trade contractors). It is a valuable tool because it addresses the issues from the perspective of how best to establish the contractual arrangement, as opposed to addressing contract administration issues or trying to resolve a dispute after it has arisen on a construction project. The Guidebook also provides helpful context and a guide to understanding many of the issues faced in negotiating a construction contract. In doing this, it also provides practical suggestions and alternatives to addressing contract issues as well as sample clauses in respect of the issues that frequently arise in the negotiation of a construction contract.
The Canadian Construction Contracts Guidebook is a must-have on the shelves of any person who is involved in a construction project in Canada, whether they be owners, contractors, consultants, subcontractors, material suppliers, lawyers, or insurance and surety advisors.