The construction industry encompasses building and engineering projects including new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Major services include design, engineering, construction, project management and maintenance of buildings and structures. Production responsibilities for establishments in this sector are specified in contracts with the owners of construction projects (prime contracts) and contracts with other construction establishments (subcontracts). Commercial and heavy construction contractors focus on building nonresidential buildings (industrial, commercial, institutional) and heavy civil engineering projects. Large-scale construction must consider zoning requirements, the environmental impact of the job, the successful scheduling, budgeting, construction-site safety, availability and transportation of building materials, logistics, inconvenience to the public caused by construction delays and bidding, etc.

The construction industry continues to play an active role in Hawaii’s economy. CIPN has decades of experience working with the construction industry and is well positioned to assist owners, developers, lenders, buyers, contractors and subcontractors, designers and suppliers in all aspects of construction law including contract review, construction defect disputes, litigation, mechanic’s liens, mediation and arbitration.

Leaders in our Construction group are recipients of state and national recognition including Best Lawyers in America; Best Lawyer of the Year in Construction for Hawaii.