Agenda - April 30th, 2021


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chairs' Welcome and Introduction


John Logan, Q.C.

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP


David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP



Legal Update


David Volk

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP


  • Recent cases and legislative changes of interest



Questions and Discussion


Minimizing the Potential for Delay Claims: Practical Steps


Jana Mansour

Dentons Canada LLP


Karen Martin

Dentons Canada LLP


  • Project schedule & updates
  • Contract terms vs conduct of parties
  • Drafting tips for COVID-19 and Force Majeure
  • Concurrent delays
  • Disputes as a cause for delay



Questions and Discussion


Morning Break


Identifying, Preserving and Preparing Your Delay Claim


Brian Samuels, Q.C.

Samuels & Co. 


  • Setting up the schedule: which schedule applies, updating the schedule, scheduling key dates
  • Elements of a delay claims: overhead, cost escalation, delay or disruption, pacing, acceleration, mitigation
  • Providing notice: formal, informal and constructive notice, waiver
  • Drafting the claims: claims consultants, schedule analysis



Questions and Discussion


Lunch Break


The Role of Experts and Quantifying Your Claim


Stephen J. Berezowskyj

Singleton Reynolds


David Edinger

Singleton Reynolds


  • Using expert evidence: delay experts, accounting experts, instructing your expert
  • Different approaches to assessing delay: windows, measured mile, concurrent delay
  • What types of damages can be claimed



Questions and Discussion


Afternoon Break


Defending the Delay Claim


John Logan, Q.C.

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP


Christopher J. O'Connor, Q.C.

O'Connor Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Is it a delay or disruption claims? Notice?
  • The importance of contemporaneous periodic schedule updates
  • Concurrent delay and time at large
  • Finding strategic information in unrelated files
  • Use and abuse of delay experts; the significance of people evidence and contemporaneous recordkeeping
  • Unique features of P3 delay claims; designer/member of consortium/owner
  • Arbitration vs litigation and the decision-maker's level of knowledge



Questions and Discussion


Builders Liens

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP


  • Reform
  • Liens for delay


   4:05 Questions and Discussion
   4:15 Chairs' Closing Remarks
   4:20 Program Concludes