Any type of construction project can be tricky in California, as all parties involved attempt to balance environmental concerns, water concerns, aesthetic concerns and, for public projects in particular, financial concerns. Sometimes, the parties representing these various concerns are able to sit down, negotiate and come to a deal. However, in other cases, courtroom litigation becomes inevitable.
At any given time in California there are thousands of construction projects in progress. That means that there are thousands of different ongoing business relationships between designers, builders and suppliers. There are also contractors and subcontractors involved in many different construction projects. With the intricate web of obligations and duties that exist in a typical construction project, there is always the possibility of legal issues popping up. So, what are some common construction law issues?