Agenda - April 30th, 2021

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

John Logan, Q.C.

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

   9:10

Legal Update

 

David Volk

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • Recent cases and legislative changes of interest

 

   9:40 

Questions and Discussion

   9:50

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

 

 10:40

Questions and Discussion

 10:50

Morning Break

 11:05

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

 

  11:55

Questions and Discussion

  12:05

Lunch Break

   1:00

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

 

   1:50

Questions and Discussion

   2:00

Afternoon Break

   2:15

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

 

   3:05

Questions and Discussion

   3:15

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