Managing Risk and Disputes in Construction Projects

Managing Risk and Disputes in Construction Projects

BC Housing: 1.5 CPD Points


Risk is a key feature of every construction project. The essence of the ability to reduce the frequency and severity of claims is the identification of these construction project risk factors and dealing with them and/or providing for them in the construction and design contracts and in the administration of these contracts.  Having contractual provisions and strategies in place for how to handle risks and/or disputes if they do arise, is a key component of a successful project.   


This seminar will provide some practical advice on how to manage risks and strategies for dealing with disputes. 

Course Outline:

  • An overview of the most frequently encountered construction claims/disputes

  • Tips for avoiding claims before they happen

  • Tips for keeping the situation from escalating too far

  • Ways to minimize exposure if claims are made

  • A discussion of alternative dispute resolution methods


Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Webinar             

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

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You may be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.


Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.


There are no prerequisites for this session. 

Who Should Attend

This session would be applicable to anyone that would like to like to learn more about risk and disputes in construction. 

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. 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. 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.  

  1. A quiet space with minimal distractions - 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.    

  1. Comfortable chair