Conducting Business During a Pandemic: Project Delays, Workplace Safety and Cyber Security

Video Length: 1:05:52

Date Recorded: July 23, 2020

This webinar will provide information on how to conduct business during a pandemic, and will cover topics on project delays and Force Majeure clauses, workplace and construction site arrangements during COVID, and security tips for engineers and geoscientists working remotely.
 

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PROJECT DELAYS AND FORCE MAJEURE CLAUSES

  • What are Force Majeure clauses?
  • What is their effect?
  • Do they apply to delays caused by COVID restrictions?
  • The role of the consultant in determining a reasonable extension of contract time.
  • The doctrine of Frustration (where no force majeure clause).
  • What consultants should seek to include in contracts going forward.

WORKPLACE AND CONSTRUCTION SITE ARRANGEMENTS DURING COVID

  • Looking after health and safety is your duty of care.
  • Standards from public health guidance;
  • Current requirements; and
  • Special employee circumstances.
  • What are the key accommodations and arrangements needed?
  • Workplace/site arrangements;
  • Equipment/materials handling; and
  • Worker safety.
  • Who is responsible for the necessary arrangements?
  • Contractual duties and their limits;
  • Employer duties; and
  • Management duties.

SECURITY TIPS FOR ENGINEERS AND GEOSCIENTISTS WORKING REMOTELY

We will highlight key cyber security risks that may be exacerbated by working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. These risks will be reviewed in light of Canadian privacy laws, which remain applicable despite these challenging times. Lastly, tips will be provided to help ensure that the remote workplace is safe and secure from cyber threats.

INSTRUCTORS

BRAD GREENING

VICE PRESIDENT, CLIENT EXECUTIVE, MARSH

Brad is Vice President, Client Executive at Marsh Canada whose primary role is to manage the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Affinity Program for Professional Liability Insurance. Brad obtained his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 1997, and has over 25 years in the insurance industry on both Underwriting and Brokering side of the insurance business. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in Professional Liability products as well as the business of professional engineers.

BRIAN RHODES, PARTNER

DOLDEN WALLACE FOLICK LLP

Brian is a senior partner with Dolden Wallace Folick LLP. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia and Alberta, as well as the Ontario Superior Court and the Supreme Court of Yukon. Brian’s practice has a particular emphasis on construction law, professional liability, and product liability.

JONATHAN WEISMAN, ASSOCIATE

DOLDEN WALLACE FOLICK LLP

Jonathan practised in Toronto and Barbados before joining DWF’s Vancouver office. Jonathan has acted in a variety of matters before all levels of Court in British Columbia, including construction deficiencies, subrogated construction and property damage claims, and professional negligence disputes.

CODY MANN, ASSOCIATE

DOLDEN WALLACE FOLICK LLP

Cody was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2014. Cody has litigation experience in a wide variety of areas, including professional negligence, construction, occupier’s liability, personal injury, insurance, employment, privacy, and general commercial litigation.


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