Construction Law 2016

Course Date: November 22, 2016

Total: 5h 29min

Welcome and Introduction

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

Site Condition

  • heritage
  • geotechnical
  • contamination
  • utilities

Rachel Mockler — Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, Richmond
Douglas R. Sanders — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Regulatory Issues

  • Aboriginal regulatory implications and contracting
    • Aboriginal aspects of project permitting
    • incremental regulation and the continuing obligation to consult
    • injunctions and stop provisions
    • Aboriginal preferences and managing Aboriginal contracting and subcontracting
  • environmental permitting
  • municipal permitting
  • species at risk

John S. HaythorneDentons Canada LLP, Vancouver
Paul C. Wilson — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver


Change orders

  • common causes of change
  • following the change order process
  • the role of the consultant
  • resolving disputes and getting the work done
  • proving the costs of change

Stacey L. Boothman — Ledcor Industries Inc., Vancouver
Krista M. Johanson — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Construction Insurance Planning for a Project: Practical Advice and Guidance

  • planning an appropriate insurance program for your project
  • key construction insurance coverage considerations
  • relevant case law

Derek A. Brindle, QC — Singleton Urquhart LLP, Vancouver
Nolan Heuchert — Director, Wylie-Crump Limited, Vancouver

Questions & Discussion

Networking Lunch

Things Clients Expect You to Know Something About: How to Impress Them

  • procurement basics
  • basics of standard form contracts
  • liens and holdbacks
  • pay if paid clauses
  • contract default and termination
  • delays
  • bonds
  • insolvency/CRA Requirements to Pay/CCAA
  • good faith

John S. Logan — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
Brian M. Samuels — Samuels & Company, Vancouver
Beth Allard — Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP, Vancouver
Stephen J. Berezowskyj — Singleton Urquhart LLP, Vancouver

Getting Liens On and Off Quickly

  • using the latest technology to locate the land
  • common misconceptions about what you can and cannot lien
  • tips for getting the lien filed quickly and properly 
  • the most efficient way to post security for liens

David McKenzie — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver

Construction Disputes Resolved through Mediation and Arbitration: What You Need to Know to Give Clients the Right Advice

  • why so few construction cases in court?
  • are there cases where court is better?
  • ADR clauses and issues: wording that works in construction cases
  • DR during the project
  • the keys to a successful mediation
  • what the best lawyers do at mediations
  • client care and ethical issues
  • common mediation mistakes
  • mediator liability
  • pros and cons of arbitration
  • misconceptions about arbitration
  • common mistakes in arbitration 
  • which rules?
  • conflicts for arbitrators
  • standards of review

Stephen P. Coyle Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver 
John S. Logan — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver

Questions & Discussion