The building and construction industry involves numerous legal, operational and business issues across both residential and non-residential construction developments.
Things do not always go to plan in building and construction projects, which may lead to defects. A defect results from defective design, defective or faulty workmanship, defective materials or a failure to comply with the structural performance requirements of the National Construction Code. A defect may be apparent on the day of construction, or it may take days, weeks or even years to manifest.
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Rectifying building defects can be a costly and time consuming process.
Alternative dispute resolution may be used to resolve building and construction disputes in a more cost effective and efficient manner than the court process. Alternative dispute resolution may include conciliation, mediation and/or arbitration.
An additional benefit of alternative dispute resolution is that the parties may select an arbitrator who has specific expertise in the relevant field. The expert is an impartial third party who facilitates the parties in dispute to reach a solution.
Common disputes in this field may involve:
- Erection or construction of a building
- Renovation, extensions or alterations
- Rectification work
- Defective and incomplete building work
- Demolition or removal of a building
- Delays in construction
- Contracts, plans and documents
- Damage caused by a builder
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The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype