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.
- "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.”
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.