Negligence Claims and Construction Projects

Negligence Claims and Construction Projects

BC Housing: 2.5 CPD Points


The conduct of a party on a construction project may constitute not only breach of contract but also negligence. In particular, parties that do not have a contractual relationship may allege negligence against one another. Negligence claims vary in scope including injury on site, mismanagement of the project, or a major deficiency in the project arising before or after completion. It is important to understand what obligations arise between parties on a construction project that could give rise to claims in negligence and how to guard against and respond to a claim in negligence. 

In this presentation we will review the following aspect of a negligence claim using examples from real cases.  

Topics covered: 

  • What is a negligence claim?

  • Concurrent claims in contract and negligence 

  • Defences to a negligence claim? 

  • Is the negligence claim covered by insurance? 

  • Risk Management Strategies 

Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. 


Duration: One and a half hour (1.5 Hours) of virtual lessons with an instructor. 

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and a digital certificate upon completion. 


Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate. 

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  4. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  5. Comfortable chair



While there are no prerequisites for this session, this course assumes that students have equivalent basic knowledge of how to use a computer.