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February 2, 2010 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
About the presenter:
John Mendes is a partner of Lesperance Mendes Law Firm, and has practiced in the areas of construction, commercial, and condominium law since his call to the Bar in 1986. Prior to establishing Lesperance Mendes in 1997, John was a partner in a large Vancouver firm and the chairperson of its construction law group. John was awarded a Master of Laws degree by Queen’s University in 1986. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from UBC in 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981. John has been the chairperson of Lesperance Mendes’ construction defect practice group since the inception of the firm. John and his firm have represented private and public owners in claims arising out of the defective construction of condominiums, commercial buildings, bridges, highways and other infrastructure projects.
About the Topic:
At BCBEC (Victoria Chapter) we have discussed issues surrounding the evolution of the Building Envelope since the beginning of the new millennium, when coincidentally the 2-5-10-year warranties on new and reconstructed building envelopes became available and, in fact mandatory for residential buildings. Lately the earliest of such warranties have begun to expire. There is a lack of understanding in the building envelope industry on legal issues arising from Warranty Reviews and 2-5-10 Year Warranty Claims. John’s presentation will focus on legal issues arising from 2-5-10 Year Warranty Claims with a particular emphasis on end-of-warranty reviews by consultants. This presentation will also provide an overview of some legal issues pertaining to building owners.