Gold Seal: 2 Credits * BC Housing: 10 CPD Credits
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
Safety legislation and regulations
Duration: This course consists of 12 video modules for a total of about 10 hours of self-paced expert instruction and materials.
How registration works: Registrations will be processed, and login credentials will be issued upon receiving payment in full.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators and supervisors.