Agenda - October 6th, 2020

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

David Curtis

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

Thomas Krikke

Krikke Consulting Ltd.

 

   9:20

PART 1 - Project Fundamentals 101 - 401

 

Thomas Krikke

Krikke Consulting Ltd.

 

Douglas Sanders

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

 

  • What parties and C-suites want - no surprises!
  • Roles and common language across all projects, parties and professionals
  • Contract cornerstones of Text, Time, Resources and Risk
  • Creating a project taxonomy & compendium and sticking to it
  • Project tools and software - source file data
  • Prescribed derivative reporting to "paper the project" for all parties
  • Industry standard practice and leading practices

 

  10:15

Questions and Discussion

  10:30

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:45

PART 2 - The Project Agreement - Drafting Considerations

 

Michael Morgan

Lawson Lundell LLP

 

Marina Pratchett, Q.C.

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

  • The Trinity: time, price, scope (based on risk)
  • Common contract provisions requiring improvement
  • Communication, reporting, oversight, and overwatch
  • Risk allocation and imbalance
  • Remedies, bonuses, sureties, security, insurance, indemnity and termination
  • Dispute resolution considerations
  • Proactive and reactive management

 

  11:45

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Networking Lunch

   1:00

PART 3 - Actively Administering the Contract

 

David Curtis

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

Guy Lembach

Deloitte

 

  • IQ, EQ, and AQ for continuous management and continuous correction
  • Educating the project team to use the contract
  • Reporting and papering the project
  • Continuous audit, governance and audit rights
  • Disruption and delay identification and resolution - when to ask for help
  • Managing issues, irregularities and changes before they become costly or impactful
  • What to do with disputes that are not resolved while the project is being built
  • Cost recovery and recovery plans

 

   2:00

Questions and Discussion

   2:15

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:30

PART 4 - Claims and ADR Options Towards Settlement

 

Beth Allard

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

John Logan, Q.C.

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • Informal dispute resolution approaches (not business as usual)
  • Formal dispute resolution (business as usual)

      - Referee processes

      - Mediation

      - Arbitration

      - Litigation

  • Typical contractual requirements for construction disputes (notice, mandatory negotiation, limitations and exclusions of liability)
  • Responsible parties / who to sue?
  • Insurance and bonds
  • Papering the resolution of construction claims
  • Common mistakes and pitfalls in resolving construction claims

 

   3:30

Questions and Discussion
   3:45 Chairs' Closing Remarks 
   4:00 Program Concludes