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Programs are designed specifically for owners and senior management, service managers and technicians, HR leaders, frontline field and office staff to keep the entire team current and to help grow your career.
“I have taken both Project Management and Construction law courses through the MCA and these courses are a must for anyone starting in a management role. Since then, I have enrolled my staff to complete as well.”
Cody Christman ,VP Strathcona Mechanical
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VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR LED WEBINAR: Non-Standard Contract Clauses – “Be Afraid!”
January 27, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 12:15 pm MST
This 3- part workshop will take place on January 27, 28, & 29th from 8:30 AM-12:15 PM
Workshops are led by a team of multi-discipline experts (Owners, Consultants and Contractors) and will provide you with exceptional feedback, great insight and actionable strategies.
Remember when it comes to contracts, it’s not about your own thoughts and assumptions; it’s about what is “written”!
What has caused these changes to industry standard contract clauses? Allocation of risk often gets modified in contract clauses based on Project Owner’s or their lawyer’s past experiences. The issue with modifications to contract clauses is the lack of understanding of what the clause means and its associated risks to Project Owners, Consultants, Contractors and other Stakeholders.
If the risk materializes:
- disputes arise,
- relationships are damaged,
- project costs can increase,
- schedules can be compromised,
- bidders can jeopardize their businesses and
- the potential for litigation increases.
BE AWARE: In the nuances of the prime contract clauses, there are implications to all partners including the Consultants and Subcontractors.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
- With decades of experience, the project partners (Owner, Consultant, and Contractor) will, from their perspectives, assist you to:
- Understand WHAT the risks are in CCDC, CCA and provincial standard contracts that have been modified by supplementary conditions
- Discover WHY these clauses are modified
- Develop strategies on HOW to address the impact of these clauses
- Apply what you have learned to determine COSTS associated with these clauses
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Understanding the impact of non-standard clauses is important for all industry partners! This workshop is most applicable to mid-management personnel from the following roles/disciplines who are familiar with standard contract clauses.
- General Contractors and Subcontractors:
- Construction Company Owners/Managers
- Project Managers
- Commercial Managers
- Business Development Managers
- Project Owners
- Third party Project Managers (for the Project Owner)
- Architects and Engineers
- Bonding and Insurance specialists
Debbie Hicks, B.sc
With a comprehensive and varied education background, learning has been at the core of her career. As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects, engineers and contractors in advocacy and education brings a solid base to her expertise.
Expert Panel: Dean Slater, Bill Chomik and Hugh Loughborough
Trainer Bio’s attached here Trainers’ Bios and pictures for Non-Standard Contract Clauses May 2021
One Gold Seal credits available.