- Gold Seal Credits: 5
Construction Law | In-Person
This course will provide participants with the practical skills to effectively and proactively deal with conflict situations and avoid litigation. Course topics include the Builders’ Lien Act, collecting debts, bonding, insurance, environmental law, safety law, and much more! Also available as a virtual course (See Construction Law | LIVE, ONLINE)
2 days (7.5 Hours daily)
$849.99 excl. GST
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Also available as a virtual course. See Construction Law | LIVE, ONLINE for additional upcoming virtual dates.
This course will provide participants with the practical skills to effectively and proactively deal with conflict situations and avoid litigation. Course topics include the Builders’ Lien Act, collecting debts, bonding, insurance, environmental law, safety law, and much more!
Please note: *2 Gold Seal credits will be awarded for attendance only; 5 credits awarded for both attendance and acceptable completion of optional homework assignment as outlined below.
What will you learn?
- By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Identify the basics of contract law – intention, offer, acceptance, consideration, capacity and legality
- Understand a variety of CCDC/CCA and industry contracts, as well as when/how to use them
- Understand how specifications and drawings fit within the contractual hierarchy
- Write RFIs and Change Orders
- Compile and submit proper extras and claims
- Define back charges and how to avoid them
- Understand the dispute resolution process – negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation
- Use the Builder’s Lien Act to obtain security for debts
- Understand how the ‘holdback system’ works and why
- Use the Small Claims process to recover debts
- Know the types of insurance, bonding, and sureties used in construction
Who Should Attend?
This course is for construction owners, managers, estimators, supervisors, and staff.
Optional Assignment (for additional Gold Seal credit):
An optional assignment will be available to complete after the in-class course for students seeking additional Gold Seal credits. This online component is administrated by the instructor and will be provided and explained to students by the instructor in-class. It will be based on the in-class material and may include some research, reading, and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructor.
We recommend that students have some experience in a construction/contract management company and/or have a solid familiarity language, format, and usage of common construction contracts.
Those with less experience are welcome to attend but may find it hard to absorb and appreciate the material without prior experience or context.