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Posted: November 13, 2019

Construction Law

Vancouver Regional Construction Association
In this course, participants will develop an understanding of contract law as it relates to construction and introduces the various CCDC/CCA and other contracts used within the industry. Participants will also learn how the Builders Lien Act works and other legal means to resolve construction disputes and avoid litigation.

Format: Two days (16 hours) of in-class instruction, plus an optional online component to be completed after the in-class course. The online component will be based on the in-class material. It may include some research, reading, and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
  • Understand the basics of contract law – intention, offer, acceptance, consideration, capacity and legality.
  • Be familiar with various CCDC/CCA contracts - how and why they are used
  • Be familiar with various legal terms used in contracts
  • 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
  • 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
  • Use the small claims process to collect debts
  • Understand environmental law and how it impacts projects
  • Understand safety law and it impacts construction companies

For more information, or to register, please click here
Contact
Andrea Ringrose
604-293-6597
andrea@vrca.ca
www.vrca.ca

Date: January 16 - 17, 2020
Event Type: Workshop
Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
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