For contactors and anyone involved in procurement and contracting within a construction company. Gain a basic and practical understanding of Canadian construction contract and subcontract essentials.

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Credits/Certificates

A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. This course has been accredited by the following programs:

  • Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Gold Seal Certification (1 Credit).

Objectives

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand what a contract is from a legal standpoint and what makes it valid and enforceable.
  • Know some key legal principles regarding general contracts and construction contracts.
  • Understand why contracts are important in the construction process.
  • Learn the difference between a “bidding” contract and the actual construction contract.
  • Be able to discern the difference between a letter of intent, a purchase order, and a construction contract.
  • Learn about a major cause of construction disputes and why standard industry contract forms can reduce the risk of such disputes.
  • Know the different types of construction contracts in terms of project delivery and pricing methods.
  • Understand the structure, approach, and key provisions in a typical stipulated/fixed-price or lump-sum construction contract and subcontract.
  • Know how to read and understand a typical construction contract and subcontract.

Structure and Workload

This course consists of 8 lessons of approximately 35 minutes duration each, for a total of about 5 hours of self-paced instruction.


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1Canadian Construction Contract Essentials
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Type:Elearning Course
Learning Time:5h  
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