Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Construction Law
Gold Seal: 5 Credits * BC Housing: 28 Group B CPD Points
Date
Monday, March 12th - Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
Location
Days Inn Prince George
Prince George, BC
Registration Deadline
Monday, March 12th, 2018
Event Description
Participants will develop an understanding of contract law as it relates to construction and the various CCDC/CCA and other contracts used within the industry. Participants will also learn how the BC Builders Lien Act works and the other legal means to resolve construction disputes and avoid litigation. At the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Understand the basics of contract law –intention, offer, acceptance, consideration, capacity and legality
  • Be familiar with various CCDC/CCA contracts -how and why they are used
  • Be familiar with various legal terms used in contracts
  • Understand the contract responsibilities of various parties
  • Understand the bidding process and contractual obligations
  • Define back charges and how to avoid them
  • Avoid construction disputes and claims from the site level
  • Write RFIs and Change Orders 
  • Understand the dispute resolution process – negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation
  • Use the Builder’s Lien Act to obtain security
  • Use the small claims process to collect debts
  • Understand environmental law and how it impacts projects
  • Understand safety law and it impacts construction companies
  • Understand how specifications and drawings fit within the contractual hierarchy
  • Understand the contractual relationship between contractor and sub-contractor 
  • Compile and submit proper extras and claims
Topics to be covered:
  • The basic concepts of contract law
  • CCA, CCDC and other contracts
  • Legal terms used in contracts
  • Bidding process and contractual obligations
  • Specifications, drawings and the contractual hierarchy
  • Contractual relationships between contractor and sub-contractor 
  • Compiling and submitting proper extras and claims
  • Defining back charges and how to avoid them
  • Avoiding construction disputes and claims from the site level
  • Writing RFIs and Change Orders 
  • The dispute resolution process
  • The Builder’s Lien Act
  • The Small Claims process
  • Environmental law
  • Safety legislation and regulations

Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors. 

 

To receive your CPD accredited certificate you must complete the online portion after the 2 day course. 

 

Instructors

 

Tim Williams MBA, B.Econ., CPA, GSC, is the President of BGC Partners Inc. Tim has worked with numerous construction companies for over twenty years. He is a Gold Seal Certified project manager. He is an experienced and sought after trainer who has trained construction owners and managers on behalf of construction industry associations across Western Canada.

 

David Letkemann BBA, LLB, is a partner at Linley Welwood. David practices in the field of civil litigation, including personal injury, commercial, estate and construction law. He is an experienced litigator having participated in numerous trials in the BC Supreme Court and has also appeared before the Court of Appeal on several occasions.

 

Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795

 

 

Pricing
All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $675.00
Non-Member $775.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
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Agenda
Day 1    Monday Mar 12, 2018
8:00am - 8:30am
Registration
8:30am - 4:30pm
Workshop Day 1
Day 2    Tuesday Mar 13, 2018
8:00am - 8:30am
Registration
8:30am - 4:30pm
Workshop Day 2
Cancellation &
Refund Policy

COURSE REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS & REFUNDS:

 

Cancellations received at least 14 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.

 

Cancellations received less than 14 business days but more than 7 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.

 

Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 7 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.

 

Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.

 

COURSE CANCELLATION BY ICBA:

 

ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

 
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