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Construction law

Construction law is a general reference to various areas of law as applied to the design, engineering, and construction of buildings—including residential buildings and commercial buildings—as well as bridges, roads, pipelines, railroads, water transmission and distribution systems, electrical power transmission systems, sewerage systems, and other structures.

In addition to the law governing the filing and removal of mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens (also known as contractor liens), construction law includes contract law, employment law, personal injury law, insurance law, zoning law, and real estate law.

In Texas, construction law encompasses a wide range of legal areas as they relate to the construction industry. This includes the regulation of mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens, which are designed to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers receive payment for their work and materials. Texas Property Code dictates the procedures for filing and enforcing these liens. Additionally, construction contracts in Texas are governed by contract law principles, which dictate the terms and conditions of construction agreements. Employment law is also relevant, as it covers the rights and responsibilities of construction workers and employers. Personal injury law comes into play with workplace accidents and construction defects that may cause harm. Insurance law is crucial for managing risks associated with construction projects. Zoning and real estate laws affect the use of land and the permits required for construction. Texas has specific statutes and regulations that address each of these areas, and they are enforced by various state agencies and courts. An attorney specializing in construction law would be able to provide detailed guidance on these matters.

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