Agenda - October 3rd, 2017

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

John S. Logan

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

9:10

Concrete Steps for Avoiding or Dealing with Procurement Disputes

 

Douglas R. Sanders

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

 

  • Choice of procurement process
  • Instructions to bidders and the evaluation process
  • How to handle an aggrieved bidder before and after award
  • What to do if you are an aggrieved bidder

 

9:40

Questions and Discussion

9:50

Risk Management: Changes and Change Orders

 

Karen Martin

Dentons Canada LLP

 

  • Tips for dealing with disputes over changes as they arise
  • Advice for properly documenting a requested or required change in order to protect yourself
  • Practical advice for moving a project forward when parties find themselves in a dispute over changes

 

  10:20

Questions and Discussion

  10:30

Risk Management: Construction Delays

 

Brian Samuels

Samuels & Co.

 

  • Practical advice on how developers and contractors respond to delay and avoid protracted disputes and relationship breakdowns

 

  11:10

Questions and Discussion

  11:20

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:35

Preparing for and Resolving Insurance Claims

 

Ariel DeJong

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

  

  • What to do to prepare for an insurance claim
  • How to proceed when an insurance claim is made
  • Navigating multi-lateral disputes when insurers are involved
  • Covenants to insure: how do they work?

 

  12:05

Questions and Discussion

  12:15

Networking Lunch

   1:15 Practical Advice for Dealing with Liens
  David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • When should a contractor file a lien, and what steps should be taken to protect a contractor's interests in a cost-effective manner?
  • A review of electronic tools that can be used to find lienable land
  • Advice for owners or developers for quickly clearing liens from title

 

   1:45 Questions and Discussion
   1:55 Using Experts to Resolve Disputes
 

Tyler Galbraith

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • When do you need to bring in an expert?
  • Practical advice for locating and selecting the right expert
  • A review of when and how expert evidence can be used to resolve disputes

 

   2:25

Questions and Discussion

   2:35

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:50

How to Quickly Navigate an Alternative Dispute Resolution Process

 

John S. Logan

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • Choice of rules during an arbitration
  • Choosing and obtaining an arbitrator or mediator
  • Tips for quickly obtaining a resolution through alternative dispute resolution processes

 

   3:20

Questions and Discussion

   3:30

Using Software and Technology to Resolve Disputes Faster

 

Michael Dew

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • Overview of case preparation software options
  • Managing data, and joint case preparation, with clients
  • Select technology tips that may help resolve disputes faster and cheaper

 

   4:00

Questions and Discussion

   4:10

Chairs' Closing Remarks - Program Concludes