January 2016

Contract Administration and Contractual Issues for Engineering and Construction Projects

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 2
Location: Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (Grouse Room), 1180 W. Hastings Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5
Presenter: Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng. – Professor, Project Management, University of Calgary
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 1 : $795.00 + GST = $834.75 until Jan 5, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 1 : $895.00 + GST = $939.75

Non-Member Price: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 1 : $895.00 + GST = $939.75

Student Member Price: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 1 : $447.50 + GST = $469.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by January 05, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4865
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4865
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Note: ** 3 minutes walk from Burrard Skytrain Station or 10 minutes walk from Waterfront (Expo or Millenium Line) Skytrain Station/Canada Line. ** Public parkade next to hotel. Hotel valet parking $20 per day plus taxes. Please mention APEGBC meeting to the valet attendant. ** Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is pleased to offer a special rate of $199 per night in a Superior Room based on single or double occupancy. All rates are subject to applicable taxes and fees and are subject to change without notice. For reservations, call Toll-Free 800.663.1144 or coasthotels.com 'company' booking code APEGBC.
This module will cover legal and contractual issues related to the effective management and administration of construction projects. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the project managers to contractors and suppliers. It provides project managers with a good understanding and the practical implications of the legal precedents and improves the ability to make better decisions. Legal cases and disputes situations will be reviewed and discussed with participants.

The course covers current topics:
  • Law of contract
  • Law of tort
  • Business code of ethics
  • Contractual arrangements
  • Contract documents
  • Bidding & tendering procedures and risk allocation
  • Payment structures
  • Project kick-off meeting and ground rules
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Changes and change orders
  • Project communication and documentation
  • Contractual claims and disputes with focus on avoidance, protection and resolution of disputes 
Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:
  • Improve their performance re: contracting, negligence, disputes and contract administration
  • Explain the practical implications of the law on company’s performance
  • Implement the contracting process
  • Apply contract administration practices that contribute to success
  • Protect company’s interests, avoid and resolve disputes
What Previous Participants have said about this Seminar:
  • “Speaker / presentation was great!”
  • “The delivery was excellent. Instructor was very knowledgeable. Best seminar yet from APEGBC. I would strongly recommend this course. The material was excellent.”
Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng. – Professor, Project Management, University of Calgary
George is a Professor of the Project Management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he is involved in both the teaching of and research into project management since 1994. He has forty years of work experience, principally in infrastructure projects and claims and disputes. He is also an active project management consultant, trainer and coach for both public and private sector organizations in Canada and has provided extensive project management services to many Canadian, American and international companies. He has worked with project teams in oil sands development, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions and mining projects. List of clients include CNRL, Husky, Chevron, EnCana, Keyera, Flint, PennWest, APEGA, City of Calgary, City of Edmonton and the District of North Vancouver.
As a claims consultant investigating numerous construction projects, both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure.
Through his experience and research, George has developed a strong interest in improving project success founded upon improving the effectiveness of project teams. George’s work focuses on improving project alignment, building and sustaining project teams, cost overruns and construction productivity on mega oil and gas projects.

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