No Materials, No Workers, No Problem in Construction Quality? Published in Southeast Multifamily Affordable Housing Business Magazine2022-04-14T19:15:53+00:00
04.14.2022 // Construction Defect, Florida, NEWS, Publications
No Materials, No Workers, No Problem in Construction Quality? Published in Southeast Multifamily Affordable Housing Business Magazine

With labor and materials shortages growing in tandem with demand for new developments, landlords need to prepare for the inevitability of construction defects. In an article published on 4/14, Phillip Joseph and Gabriel Coelho provide insight into how labor shortages and supply-chain logistics, combined with rising costs and inexperienced workforces, will lead to construction defects. Owners/operators of the property must diligently evaluate the development for any actions to be taken.

“It will always be the responsibility of the owner/operator to evaluate and maintain their properties properly,” write Phillip and Gabe. “In the current climate, there is little doubt that the skilled labor shortage, accelerated schedules, materials shortages, and increased costs are leading to improperly supervised work, which will lead to significant construction deficiencies. Future owner/operators must act swiftly upon taking ownership to properly evaluate their property to determine if any action is needed.”

To read the story in full, click here.


Ball Janik LLP was founded in 1982 with six lawyers and a four-person support staff in Portland, Oregon. Since our firm’s inception, we have expanded our capabilities, our professionals, and geographic footprint. What started as a firm focused in real property and land use (known then as Ball Janik & Novack), has grown to include the insights of a team of 30-plus attorneys, with a combined six centuries of experience, and capabilities including Real Estate and Land Use, Construction Defect, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Recovery, Construction and Design, Employment, Finance and Corporate, Public Agencies and Schools, and Community Associations. With offices in Florida and Oregon, our regional growth has earned us a national reputation for upholding the rights of our clients.

Ball Janik LLP has been recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America©, and Corporate International. Ball Janik LLP’s success and integrity have repeatedly made it one of “Oregon’s Most Admired Professional Firms,” according to the Portland Business Journal’s survey results of CEOs throughout the region.

Phillip E. Joseph
Orlando, Florida
Gabriel Z. Coelho
Miami, Florida
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