Agenda - October 6th, 2021

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Karen Martin, Q.C.

Dentons Canada LLP

 

Jana Mansour

Dentons Canada LLP

 

   9:15

Keynote: Trends in the Construction Industry

 

Amanda Farrell

Transportation Investment Corporation

 

John Haythorne

Dentons Canada LLP

 

  • Upcoming trends in the industry
  • What's going on in the large projects in BC?
  • Lasting impacts of the pandemic

 

 10:05 

Questions and Discussion

 10:15

Morning Break

 10:30

Case Law Update

 

Beth Allard

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

Grant Mayovsky

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

 

  • Bhasin v Hrynew, updated
  • Crosslin v Ontario Infrastructure
  • New caselaw in teh field of construction

 

 11:20

Questions and Discussion

 11:30

Trends in Bidding and Procurement

 

Chris R. Armstrong

McLean & Armstrong LLP

 

Mike Preston

McLean & Armstrong LLP

 

  • Limitations on bidding: J. Cote & Son Excavating Ltd. v Burnaby (City)

 

  12:20

Questions and Discussion

  12:30

Lunch Break

   1:30

Labour and Supply Chain Challenges

 

Seema Lal

Clyde & Co

 

David Mckenzie

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

 

  • Meeting the diversity challenge in hiring for construction (public owner and contractor perspectives in the procurement phase)
  • Escalation clauses
  • Inability to supply materials: is it cause for relief?
  • Dispute resolution

 

   2:15

Questions and Discussion

   2:25

Afternoon Break

   2:40

Options for Addressing Mid-Project Disputes

 

Alim Khamis

Dentons Canada LLP

 

  • Tools for dealing with issues that arise mid-project
  • Interim settlement agreements

 

   3:25

Questions and Discussion

   3:35

Arbitration Matters
 

Stuart Hankinson, Q.C.

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

 

Vasilis Pappas

Bennett Jones LLP

 

  • Arbitration matters for an industry audience
  • The growing impact of international arbitration issues in BC
  • Best practices in arbitration clauses

 

   4:20 Questions and Discussion
   4:30 Chairs' Closing Remarks - Forum Concludes