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VICA – Vancouver Island Construction Association, 7 Key Differences When Building for Local Government, June 27, 2023

The construction site may look the same, but when a project owner is local government, the legal landscape is quite different. In addition to wearing multiple hats as owner, land use regulator, and building inspector, a local government is also subject to specific obligations regarding fairness, transparency, and decision-making. When a dispute arises, special rules regarding builders liens and limitation periods can also come into play.

This session will cover seven unique aspects of local government building projects and their impact on legal rights and remedies for contractors and subcontractors.

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