Gold Seal: 2 Credits * BC Housing: 12 CPD Points
Tue 25 Jun
3 days, 08:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT
- GS Credits: 2
- BC Housing CPD Points: 12
- Member Rate $649.00 excl. GST
- $849.00 excl. GST
What has caused these changes to industry standard contract clauses? Allocation of risk often gets modified in contract clauses based on Project Owner’s or their lawyer’s past experiences. The issue with modifications to contract clauses is the lack of understanding of what the clause means and its associated risks to Project Owners, Consultants, Contractors, and other Stakeholders.
If the risk materializes:
- disputes arise,
- relationships are damaged,
- project costs can increase,
- schedules can be compromised,
- bidders can jeopardize their businesses and
- the potential for litigation increases.
It starts with reading and understanding the general conditions and associated supplementary conditions in the contract. By exploring some supplementary general conditions, you will hear from the perspectives of the Project Owner, Consultant and Contractor on why each clause exists and how to address the clause. But why? Because without awareness, you cannot mitigate or manage the impacts of the clauses!
With decades of experience, the project partners (Owner, Consultant, and Contractor) will, from their perspectives, assist you to:
- Understand WHAT the risks are in CCDC, CCA, and provincial standard contracts that have been modified by supplementary conditions.
- Discover WHY these clauses are modified and what they mean.
- Learn that everyone interprets the clause from a different lens and what that looks like from each other’s perspective.
- Develop strategies on HOW to address the impact of these clauses.
- Apply what you have learned to determine the COSTS associated with these clauses.
This workshop requires full face-to-face interaction and participation from both the instructor and students. In order to attend, you must make sure you have the following:
- Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This workshop will involve 100% on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, attendees are not permitted to attend via a tablet or cell phone. Webcams (no virtual backgrounds) must be on at all times.
- Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
- A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.
- Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion. *Please note that if a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer the registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.
Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Meeting
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 will 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.
The course curriculum is very extensive and requires a commitment by each participant to come to prepared having read the written material circulated in advance of the course date. The pre-reading is essential to allow each participant to optimize his/her learning and to keep pace with the flow of the session in order for each individual to acquire a strong foundation of the subject matter.
Who Should Attend
Understanding the impact of non-standard clauses is important for all industry partners! This workshop is most applicable to mid-management personnel from the following roles/disciplines who are familiar with standard contract clauses.
- General Contractors and Subcontractors:
- Construction Company Owners/Managers
- Project Managers
- Commercial Managers
- Business Development Managers
- Project Owners – Public and Private
- Third party Project Managers (for the Project Owner)
- Architects and Engineers
- Bonding and Insurance specialists
Computer or laptop
Windows 10 or Mac iOS.
Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
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.
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.
What Previous Participants Have Said
"Best most informative seminar in a long time"
“Fantastic way to see contracts from a variety of industry opinions/standpoints”
“There are many contract clauses in the industry that create or transfer risk to parties that may not be aware or able to absorb them without costs”
“Very good presentation; all owners of subtrade companies should take this workshop”
“Different perspectives from the various players (General Contractors, Subcontractors, Associations and Professional Advisors) on this topic is invaluable to drive change”