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Construction LAW

February 19 @ 8:30 am - February 20 @ 4:30 pm

$550.00 – $650.00

Feb 19 & 20, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the CARM Building
Members: $550.00 Non-members: $650.00
Includes lunch and all course material


The Construction Law course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators and supervisors to develop an understanding of contract law as it relates to construction. The learners will build practical skills and learn how to effectively and proactively deal with conflict situations and avoid litigation. The course will also review other construction related law such as the builders liens, collecting debts, bonding, insurance, environmental law and safety law.


The course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators and supervisors.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Canadian legal system and sources of law
  • Understand the basics of contract law – intention, offer, acceptance, consideration, capacity and legality
  • Be familiar with various CCDC/CCA and other 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
  • 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

Construction LAW

  • 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 for debts
  • Understand how the “holdback system”works and why
  • Use the Small Claims process to recover debts
  • Understand bonding/surety and how it used in construction
  • Understand the types of insurance used in construction
  • Understand environmental law
  • Understand safety law requirements andWCB

Course fee includes:

All books and materials, lunch, certificate upon completion and parking.

The course includes:

Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors). The course is eligible for 5 CCAGold Seal education credits upon successful completion.

The instructors:

David Letkemann, BBA, LLB,
Tim Williams, B.Econ., MBA, CPA, GSC


February 19 @ 8:30 am
February 20 @ 4:30 pm
$550.00 – $650.00
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