Construction Law

Construction Law

Gold Seal: 2 Credits * BC Housing: 10 CPD Credits

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)

  • $189.00 excl. GST


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 


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.