Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome.
About the course
Examine the principles of contract law as they relate to the construction industry. In particular, the course will deal with the creation and interpretation of contracts and the remedies available for breaches of contracts. There will be considerable emphasis on the rights and responsibilities of owners, contractors, and consultants in the bidding process. You will acquire knowledge and skills to administer projects with reduced legal difficulty and to resolve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Course at a glance
- Recognized by CIQS, Gold Seal, and Blue Seal both as required education for accreditation and continuing professional development (post-accreditation maintenance).
- Aimed at a wide range of construction workers, including tradesmen and journeymen, managers and supervisors, administrators, contractors, consultants, architects, and construction business owners.
- Comprehensive content aimed at providing knowledge, skills, and a sense of confidence in your ability to deal with legal issues, emphasizing the early recognition of issues and practical procedures to avoid and resolve problems.
- Class dynamics heavily based on active student participation, with close guidance from the instructor/subject-matter expert and group work via case study review for industry application.
- Learning materials available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the requirements in order to create a contract, recognizing the elements that must be present for a contract to exist and utilizing the proper procedures and language to create a contract.
- Create concise and effective contracts.
- Create effective bidding packages and instructions to bidders, employing practical language and utilizing the required elements.
- Identify and utilize bidding strategies which are more effective, preparing bids that are more likely to be successful and analyzing bids more fairly and with reduced confrontations.
- Identify the skills required to administer construction projects with a reduced risk of legal difficulty.
- Recognize potential issues with legal implications, identifying the problem and analyzing the degree of risk and the likely outcome.
- Distinguish between situations that require legal and consulting advice.
- Identify and resolve construction disputes more efficiently, saving time and money.
- Course assessment includes assignments, group work, and exams.
- Students are expected to read materials before each class, present materials in class, and participate in open discussions of the principles and concepts. Questions and comments are encouraged.
Education PhD, University of California at Berkeley MBA, University of California at Berkeley MS, California Institute of Technology BS, Cornell University Background Perry's interests are in the areas of corporate financial management, financial markets and financial institutions. He is a recip...
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