Construction

Singleton Urquhart has long been recognized as one of the leading firms in Canada in providing a full range of services to the construction industry. We have designed risk management and loss control programs for a variety of participants in the industry and have represented our clients at all levels of the Courts in Canada

The Goal of The Construction Group

Our goal is to continue to draw on our extensive experience with the construction industry to provide our client base with cost effective and innovative solutions to the wide variety of construction issues they face in their day to day operations.

Some Examples of the Group’s Activities

Risk Management and Loss Control

We have conducted numerous in-house seminars for consultants, developers and the public sector in the construction industry offering them guidance on how to avoid construction disputes.

Contracts

We have designed and written and re-written contracts for both the private and public sectors. This has included not only writing the standard form construction and consulting contracts in the industry, but also preparing manuscript forms for specialty contractors and consultants.

Product Liability

We have defended professional consultants, material suppliers and their liability insurer in product li­ability claims.

Building Defects

We have defended consultants, contractors, municipalities, and developers in a wide range of cases involving defective design and construction.

Offshore Drilling

We have defended participants in offshore oil and gas explora­tion projects for claims for extras and delays.

Insurance

We have provided claims and coverage advice to insurers and insureds under COC, CGL, E&O and wrap up policies.

Builders Liens

We offer a full range of services involving the preparation and fil­ing of liens and litigation where necessary.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our members are skilled in the use of mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternate dispute resolution to resolve a wide variety of construction disputes.

Tunneling Claims

We have represented both consultants and contractors in claims for extras and delays as­sociated with tunneling projects for both railroads and hydro electric projects.

Fairness Advisors

 We have provided fairness advisory services to over fifty infrastructure projects in British Columbia.

Foundation and Geotechnical Problems

We have defended consultants and construction consortiums for foundation and geotechnical problems in residential, commercial, and offshore facility
projects.

Building Inspection / Regulation Schemes

We have designed and implemented zoning, building permit and building regulation schemes for local and aborigi­nal governments and for an international airport authority.

Environmental Risks

We have defended a variety of participants in the construction industry against environmental impairment claims.

Land Slippage

We have represented consul­tants and others in some of Brit­ish Columbia’s most notorious landslide cases.


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