February 2020

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: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Thursday, February 27, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast - Day 1 and Day 2
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 1 (Lunch will be provided)
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Contract Administration and Contractual Issues - Day 2 (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Trump International Hotel & Tower® 1161 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6E 0C6
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: $899.00 + GST = $943.95 until February 12, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $999.00 + GST = $1,048.95

Non-Member Price: $999.00 + GST = $1,048.95

Student Member Price: $499.50 + GST = $524.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 12, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Shirley Chow | Professional Development Specialist
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Trump International Hotel & Tower® Vancouver is pleased to offer a special rate of $235 per night in Superior King Room, $260 per night in Deluxe King & Queen/Queen, $275 per night in Deluxe with Bath & Executive with Terrace, $310 per night in Grand Deluxe King, and $360 per night in Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite based on single or double occupancy. The rates are subject to the current room tax of 8% PST, 5% GST, 3% MRDT and 1.5% DMF per night and are subject to change.

Please contact Reservations by phone at 604-979-8888, or email Reservations or Cheryl Tan to get this rate. Please quote Engineers and Geoscientists BC Corporate Rate. This rate is subject to change depending on the hotel's occupancy.

VALET PARKING: The charge for day parking for attending an event is $28.00 CAD.

PUBLIC SELF-PARKING: Public self-parking is available at the Fortis BC building adjacent to the hotel and tower via the laneway to the rear. There is an elevator directly connecting the Public Self-Parking to the hotel. Daily rate $21 inclusive of taxes.

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.

Seminar Description

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, and
  • 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 the Seminar

  • "Great case studies that set precedence, liens, claims, and disputes."
  • "Really useful content and great examples."
  • "Very good at explaining the course using examples. Kept the class interesting. Would definitely take another course with the instructor."
  • “Great examples, engaging speaker, highly recommend to others.”
  • “Great course, very relevant material. George was a very knowledgeable and interactive presenter.”


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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