For construction, complying with the laws and restrictions around building and construction management is sometimes overlooked through crucial aspects of a build. Typically, those who regularly work within the construction field are most familiar with the potential legal issues a project can develop.
BCI Construction has experience working on various projects, from short renovations and upgrades to full design-build processes. We are also well familiar with the potential pitfalls and legal issues necessary on the construction site.
This post will go over some of the most common construction law issues and how BCI Construction approaches or avoids them.
Federal, State, and Local Construction Law
A construction crew needs to be well-versed in the regulations and rules around a project. Legal issues in the construction field can fall under federal, state, or local laws. At times, legal restrictions might fall under one or all of these levels.
Federal issues often involve safety regulations and employment laws on worksites and employment practices. Additional rules on a state level might be applied, including environmental statutes and safety regulations. Local county or city ordinances can impose even stricter, area-specific restrictions. Typical topics are noise concerns created by construction practices and local zoning laws.
Common Legal Issues in Construction
The rules and regulations around a construction site can be as varied as the projects themselves. A few of the most common construction law disputes include:
The BCI pre-construction phase has four categories: strategize, search, plan, and define. We break up our pre-construction phase in this way to best avoid contract issues and avoid any misunderstandings throughout the build.
Planning or Building Permit Issues
As we’ve stated, local, state, and federal building codes might include a variety of permits and licenses to complete a construction project. Even in sub-contractor roles, our team has the knowledge and experience to navigate these issues.
Workplace Injuries or Accidents
Safety is our priority. As well as keeping accreditations and safety certificates up-to-date, we practice safety drills and review best practices every month so that the safety of our team is always top of mind.
Project owners might be concerned that a construction project might reveal defects or issues after completion. At BCI, we approach each project with an ownership perspective and follow through with every detail, including a one (1) year warranty walkthrough.
Financial issues are the most common disputes in the construction field. Construction projects require a budget and can be a significant investment for project owners, so it can be a common occurrence that budgeting and scheduling issues can cause considerable problems. This is why the BCI team puts such a heavy emphasis on project planning and thorough communication practices.
For any construction project to be successful, control is needed. We operate using expectations, practices, and rules to keep projects on schedule, on budget, and control potential risks. Communication and continued quality control are pivotal to successful projects and major factors in avoiding issues down the road.
Our company mission is to provide superior customer service through effective construction solutions by educating and empowering our team. This means staying up-to-date with any legal changes and updates in the construction field.
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