Construction Law 2014


Course Date: May 21, 2014

Total: 5h 27min

Welcome and Introduction

John S. Logan — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
Douglas R. Sanders — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Upcoming Opportunities for BC Construction Lawyers

  • liquified natural gas
  • infrastructure projects

Robert R. Shouldice — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

A Changing Market for Construction Legal Services

  • in-house counsel
  • a different approach to dispute resolution

Douglas R. Stollery, QC — Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP, Edmonton

The Latest on Conflicts and Retainer Arrangements

  • business conflicts/legal conflicts
  • working around conflicts

Karen Martin — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

The Critical Front End Advice/Adding the Most Value

  • what early and avoidable mistakes cause the most problems?
  • contracting with the designer
  • general contractor or construction manager?
  • custom contracts or standard forms?
  • the various standard forms
  • contract terms most often referred to in disputes
  • tips and technology to make you more efficient
  • insurance considerations
  • surety considerations
  • procurement considerations

Douglas R. Sanders — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
Bill Woodhead — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Lunch (on your own)

Dealing With Common Issues During the Project

  • delays
  • extras
  • required notices
  • progress payments
  • liens
  • insolvency
  • resolving disputes during the project
  • default and termination decisions

Tyler S. Galbraith — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
John S. Logan — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver

Dealing With End of Project Issues

  • liens
  • payment of lien holdback
  • statutory declarations
  • deficiency holdback
  • warranty

Brian M. Samuels — Samuels & Company, Vancouver

Networking Break

Post-Project Dispute Resolution

  • 20,000 foot advice
  • insurance issues
  • efficiency in resolving disputes
  • dumb construction mediation mistakes
  • dumb construction arbitration mistakes
  • dumb construction litigation mistakes

William Knutson, QC — Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson Law Corporation, Vancouver
Craig A. Wallace — Shapiro Hankinson & Knutson Law Corporation, Vancouver

Questions and Discussion