Construction Law Research Paper
Construction law affects many participants in the construction industry, including financial institutions, surveyors, quantity surveyors, architects, builders, engineers, construction workers, and planners.
As of 1998, the principles of construction law were "well established".
These requirements are generally known as the Construction Act requirements.
The requirements set out certain minimum provisions which must be included in any construction contract (as defined within the Act) and failure to comply with these requirements will cause the relevant provisions to be deleted and compliant provisions to be inserted in their place, which can lead to unexpected consequences for unsuspecting parties to a construction contract.
When a plan has been adopted for a building, and in the progress of the work a change is made from the original plan, the change is called a "deviation".