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Course Instructors

  • Tyler Galbraith, LL.B

    Headshot of Tyler Galbraith, LL.B, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP  - VICA InstructorTyler Galbraith, LL.B, Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP | Partner

    With over 14 years of experience, Tyler practices in the area of commercial litigation with a focus on construction disputes. He has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia and has been involved in several appeals, trials, arbitrations, and mediations. He has acted in numerous builders lien and tender cases, disputes arising from delays, defective work, contract termination, bond claims and insurance coverage. Tyler is a member of a variety of construction and legal associations and has lectured for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia on construction related matters. He is the author of numerous construction law articles and other publications, with a focus on tender and builders liens issues.

  • Walter Strachan, RSW, PQS (F), CSC (F)

     Headshot of Walter Strachan, RSW, PQS (F), CSC (F) Walter Strachan, RSW, PQS (F), CSC (F)

    With 40+ years’ experience in the consulting engineering industry, Walter has worked in multiple roles, serving as department manager, project manager, corporate quality manager (ISO 9001), corporate risk manager, principal, director, and Chair of the Board at a major Atlantic Canada based engineering and environmental services company. Upon retirement from CBCL Limited, Walter opened Act 3 Advisory Services to continue a life-long obsession with all things related to project delivery in the design and construction industry.

    Walter’s design and construction interest center around standard practices, project delivery methods, cost planning and control, risk management, and dispute resolution. These interests resulted in tenures as Chair, Canadian Design Build Institute (CDBI); President, Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS); Chair, Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC); and Board Member, Canadian Construction Association (CCA).He has also served on several significant Task Teams including MasterFormat; CSC/CSI Uniform Drawing Systems; and the Integrated Delivery (IPD) Task Team.

    Walter is the 2021 recipient of the Nova Scotia Consulting Engineers (CENS) Distinguished Service Award.

  • Wayne Newell

    Headshot of Wayne Newell, Wayne Newell Management & Seminar Services  - VICA InstructorWayne Newell, Wayne Newell Management & Seminar Services | Owner

    For the past 35 years, Wayne has served in senior financial leadership roles and worked with contractors of all sizes throughout Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. Wayne earned his Certified Management Accountant (CMA now CPA) designation in 1972. Since then, no matter the size of the company, he has shown owners, managers and employees how to best perform, lead, and follow; all the while saving money and time. Wayne was elected a life member of the Kinsmen Association for outstanding efforts and leadership in a volunteer role, having served as a Governor and leading 18 executives responsible for 96 clubs and 2700 members. For the last 18 years Wayne has been focused on sharing his wealth of knowledge through training and has presented his Construction Management courses to over 3,400 construction professionals from St. John’s to Victoria.