Construction Industry Training Network (CITN)

Non-Standard Contract Clauses (Live Online Training)
Date
Wednesday, January 27th - Friday, January 29th, 2021
Location
Online
Registration Deadline
Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Event Description

 

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.

In the nuances of the prime contract clauses, there are implications to all partners including the Consultants and Subcontractors.

 

This virtual workshop will assist you in understanding:
  • WHAT the risks are in CCDC, CCA and provincial standard contracts that have been modified by supplementary conditions,
  • WHY these clauses are modified, and
  • COSTS associated with these clauses. 

You will experience all this through the eyes of the project partners – Owner, Consultant, and Contractor – a team of multi-discipline trainers. Experts from each sector will share their insight, knowledge and explain the “why”, “what” and “how” to address the impact of these clauses.  You will test your understanding by engaging in a process to examine several non-standard contract clauses.

 

Who should attend:

 

Understanding the impact of non-standard clauses is important for all industry partners!  This course 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
    • Estimators
    • Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners
  • Third party Project Managers (for the Project Owner)
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bonding and Insurance specialists
  • Lawyers

Agenda:

 

Three 3-hour half-days

 

INSTRUCTORS:
 
Dean Slater, P. Eng., GSC. Dean Slater is a Professional Engineer APEGA Life Member with 40 years’ experience in the construction and development industry.  He is a Past President of the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) and has held various executive level positions working in General Contracting, Development, and the Alberta Health Services (AHS) project management group.  Dean has worked on many significant projects in Alberta including Calgary’s Petro-Canada (Suncor) Centre, the Olympic Saddledome, the Hyatt Hotel, Telus Convention Centre, SMART Technologies Building, major hospital expansions, and the South Health Campus.  His roles spanned estimating and construction management as both the General Contractor with CANA (Vice-President) and Ledcor Construction, Project Manager on the Smart Technologies Building, and Project Owner’s representative / Vice-President with AHS and Triovest Realty Advisors.  Retiring in January 2018, Dean has embarked on a new role as a fundraising volunteer with Wellspring Calgary – a cancer support group providing programs and education to individuals diagnosed with cancer.  Due in part to his volunteer efforts, Dean was recognized in 2018 with CCA’s “Person of the Year” award.
 
Elisa Brandts, AAA, OAA, NSAA, FRAIC Stantec, Managing Senior Principal. Elisa is a Senior Principal and the Business Centre Managing Leader for our buildings group in British Columbia. Her role combines active senior team leadership and financial and studio management with managing significant projects, particularly of large-scale alternate delivery scope, IPD and those integrating Lean process.  Elisa’s accomplishments include Eric Hamber Secondary School Replacement Project, Vancouver; Camosun College Alex and Jo Campbell School of Health Sciences, Victoria; Canalta Centre, (2015)*, Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie Event Centre, (2006)*,  Sault Ste Marie, Ontario; Youngstown Convocation Center, (2005)*, Youngstown, OH, USA; Rideau Carleton Raceway, (2000)*, Ottawa.
 
Hugh Loughborough P. Eng.  Hugh’s career in the construction industry spans over 40 years.  Hugh has held senior management positions related to contracts and risk management. Hugh earned a B.A.Sc (Civil) in 1980 and a M.A.Sc (Construction Management) in 1986 from the University of Waterloo, is a retired Professional Engineer registered in the Province of Ontario, and is a Gold Seal Project Manager.  Hugh has been actively involved in industry associations over the years, having served as an Executive Member of the Canadian Construction Association, Chairman of CCA’s Standard Practices Committee, CCA’s Trade Contractor Representative to the Canadian Construction Documents Committee and Chair of CCDC’s Insurance and Surety Sub-Committees.  He was also President of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Kitchener - Waterloo, a Board Member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ontario, and as a National Director of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada.
 
FACILITATOR:
 
Debbie Hicks, B.Sc. DSH Consulting, Kelowna, BC. With a comprehensive education background (Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science, teaching credential, and in progress MBA) learning has been at the core of her career. As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects, engineers and contractors in advocacy and education brings a solid base to her expertise.  In addition, her experience as the owner Rep for the construction of the new Clubhouse for the Kelowna Yacht Club has provided additional perspective. Through these experiences and teaching techniques, Debbie is able to bring both knowledge and interaction to the classroom – an ideal education environment.
Contact & Support

For support or inquiries, please email info@trainingnetwork.ca or call 604-293-2339.

Pricing
All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration for Webinar
BC Road Builders Member $499.00
CITN Member $499.00
ICBA Member $499.00
Non-Member $649.00
Agenda
Day 1    Wednesday Jan 27, 2021
8:00am - 11:00am
Webinar Day 1
Day 2    Thursday Jan 28, 2021
8:00am - 11:00am
Webinar Day 2
Day 3    Friday Jan 29, 2021
8:00am - 11:00am
Webinar Day 3
Cancellation &
Refund Policy
COURSE REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS & REFUNDS:
 
Cancellations received at least 5 business days prior to the webinar date will result in a full refund.
 
Registrants who do not attend/log into a webinar, and/or who do not notify CITN of cancellation at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the webinar. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.
 
Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the webinar.
 
COURSE CANCELLATION BY CITN:
 
CITN may have to postpone or cancel webinars due to insufficient enrolment, in which case CITN's liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.
 
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