May 2017

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. Please email [email protected] to inquire about space for this session.
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Friday, May 12, 2017
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: Best Western Plus Chateau Granville (Granville Room), 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC
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 : $829.00 + GST = $870.45 until Apr 27, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 1 : $929.00 + GST = $975.45

Non-Member Price: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 1 : $929.00 + GST = $975.45

Student Member Price: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 1 : $464.50 + GST = $487.73
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 27, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Julie Killin | Project Coordinator, Member Services
Direct: 604.558.6656
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.6656
Email: [email protected]
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.

This course covers current topics:

  • Law of contract.
  • Law of tort.
  • Business code of ethics.
  • Contractual arrangements.
  • Contract documents.
  • Bidding and 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.


Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng.
Professor, Project Management, University of Calgary

George is a Professor of 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 40 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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