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Osgoode Professional Development

Osgoode Professional Development is a world leader in law school lifelong learning. Part of Osgoode Hall Law School, one of the oldest and best law schools in Canada, we offer credit and non-credit programs for Canadian and international lawyers, paralegals, non-law professionals, and firms and organizations.
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  • Course Description: Osgoode Professional Development: The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law

    November 01, 2023 - November 07, 2023


    In this intensive certificate course, join 30+ senior legal and construction professionals to learn what you need to know about crucial construction law concepts, from contract formation to dispute resolution. Developed for the construction industry and legal professionals, this information-packed and highly practical program will highlight real-world situations to enhance learning and provide ample opportunity for questions and class discussion.

    You will develop a solid understanding of the core legal issues impacting construction projects, and you will emerge better equipped to minimize exposure to costly risk.

    Various project delivery models in Canada and when to use them, including the roles of key participants

    Foundations in construction contracts and how to deal with complex issues including how to assess the limitations of standard forms and the differing alternatives available

    Bidding and tendering core concepts and advanced principles – including the treatment of privilege and discretion clauses and the correction of tender errors

    Crucial construction liens and builders’ liens and trusts concepts and terminology, including the preservation and perfection of liens and the holdback system

    Tips for dealing with important trends, legal developments and technology impacting the construction and engineering industries

    Recurrent issues in construction claims – including delay and impact claims, unanticipated site conditions, scope changes, extras, productivity, and limitations

    Specialized insurance and surety/bonding issues that are relevant to the construction process