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.
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
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