Construction law is a complicated business. There are several aspects to it and depending on one’s location, it can be very different from other places. Construction law is a general term used to describe the various rules and regulations that contractors and various builders must adhere to when creating new structures.
The three branches of government are primarily responsible for the creation of these laws. The executive branch creates regulatory and administrative law, the legislative branch creates statutory law, and the judicial branch creates common law.
All three branches of government and their respective laws must be taken into account when building a structure. It doesn’t matter where the building is taking place, at some point the project managers will have to consult with professionals on how to best navigate the various legal hoops that go into building a structure in the United States of America.
When going through this complicated process it is best to do so with the maximum amount of planning and forethought. There are various resources that can better prepare a project for the challenges that are involved in navigating construction law. In the age of the internet it is easier than ever to access vital information that will make the job go smoother and faster.
Associated General Contractors of America, or AGC, is an organization dedicated to bringing contractors and other builders all of the resources that they need to succeed in their endeavors. On their website they have what is called Construction Law in Brief.
This document is a compilation of various rules and regulations that apply to almost every place in the United States. It is a general overview that is best described as exhaustive. While it is by no means the end all and be all of construction law resources, it is a great place to start.
Another great resource is the Construction Management Association of America, or the CMAA. This is another organization that is designed to help those in the construction industry better understand the ins and outs of construction law. They have various resources which make life a little bit easier for those tackling new construction projects.
These two organizations are just the tip of the iceberg. There are several other organizations, as well as a variety of free resources, designed to make the construction process go by smoothly. Take advantage of them.