Fully Accredited Program Canada Construction Law and Building Code Compliance

Construction law and building code compliance in Canada is complex. The Canadian construction landscape is governed by a comprehensive set of codes and regulations that vary significantly across provinces and territories, reflecting Canada's diverse climate, geography, and local needs. Furthermore, non-compliance with Canada's stringent construction regulations can result in severe penalties, including fines up to CAD 5 million, escalating to CAD 10 million for repeated violations. Adherence to these regulations is crucial for legal safeguarding and ensuring the safety and integrity of construction projects.

This certified program is designed to empower you with an in-depth understanding of Canadian construction law and building code compliance. You will delve into a wide range of critical topics, including the interplay between federal and provincial construction laws, National Building Code of Canada, provincial/territorial building codes, construction contract laws, occupational health and safety regulations, and environmental regulations pertaining to construction. Participants will develop essential skills to interpret and apply construction laws, understand contractual obligations, and recognize the legal implications of various actions and decisions in construction projects.

Furthermore, this program will teach you how to develop and implement construction policies and procedures that align with relevant legislation, as well as how to navigate the permitting and approval processes, manage construction contracts, and create effective compliance management systems. You will also learn crucial topics such as dispute resolution, risk management, and compliance with unique aspects of the construction law. Throughout the program, participants will also discover the technical building code proficiency needed to overcome compliance issues and master technical elements required to comply with critical building regulations.

Furthermore, you will also gain the skills to identify precise code technical requirements for construction projects, create specialized compliance strategies and avoid costly post-construction reconstruction from technical non-compliance.  With a solid understanding of Canada's construction laws and building codes, you can integrate best practices into your organization's construction management strategy, ensuring legal compliance and project success.

Upon successfully completing the program, you will be awarded the highly respected Certification in Canada Construction Law and Building Code Compliance, elevating your professional credentials and demonstrating your expertise in key principles related to Canada's intricate construction laws. This industry-recognized certification offers lifelong validity and serves as a testament to your expertise and commitment to excellence in the construction industry, setting you apart from your peers in making informed decisions, manage legal risks, and ensure compliance in your construction projects.

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This program will entitle you:

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  • Experience 3 days of instructor-led live program and in-depth learning on Canada’s construction law and legal application to make informed decisions, strategically manage legal risks, and ensure compliant construction project delivery.
  • Gain profound insights into the essentials of Canada’s National Building Codes and understanding its regulatory requirements.
  • Develop proficiency in dispute resolution strategies by leveraging construction contract provisions and statutory obligations, facilitating seamless project execution and ensuring compliance within the legal framework.
  • Attain the industry-recognized Certification in Canada Construction Law and Building Code Compliance. This certification will validate your expertise in navigating the complex landscape of construction regulations, proficiently managing contracts, and ensuring compliance with national and provincial building codes.
  • For inquiries, chat with our Program Advisers at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
    • USA: +1 888 745 8875

Accreditations

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This program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all professionals who have completed this program.

The content of this program has been fully certified and accredited by CPD Certification Service as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles. CPD is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognized independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

What Can You Expect From This Live Program

Canada's construction laws and building codes are complex and multifaceted. With an intricate interplay of federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal regulations, this elaborate system can create overlapping or even contradictory requirements, making it challenging for construction professionals to navigate the legal landscape. Moreover, non-compliance with Canada's rigorous construction laws and building codes can lead to significant fines, project delays, and reputational damage. According to a 2023 study by the Canadian Construction Association, 61% of contractors have experienced project delays due to regulatory issues. Compliance with these regulations is essential for legal protection, public safety, and the successful completion of construction projects.

This certified program will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of the intricate and dynamic construction laws and building codes in Canada at the federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal levels. You will explore a wide range of critical topics, including the National Building Code of Canada (NBC), provincial and territorial building codes, the Construction Lien Act, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations, and municipal bylaws. This will provide you with a well-rounded grasp of the legal framework governing construction and building safety. The program will also emphasize provincial and territorial laws, focusing on their unique aspects and nuances in implementation, helping you comprehend the interplay between federal and provincial/territorial laws.

In addition to technical compliance, this program emphasizes the legal dimensions of construction, including contract administration and effective strategies for dispute resolution. Participants will explore the interplay between various levels of legislation, from national codes to provincial statutes and local by-laws, and learn how to navigate this complex hierarchy to ensure full compliance in their projects.

This in-depth training program will also provide construction professionals with the technical building code proficiency needed to overcome compliance issues. You will master technical elements and gain skills to identify precise code technical requirements for construction projects, create specialized compliance strategies and avoid costly post-construction reconstruction from technical non-compliance. With a solid understanding of Canada's construction laws and building codes, you can integrate best practices into your organization's construction management strategy, ensuring legal compliance and project success.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn the Certification in Canada Construction Law and Building Code Compliance. This certification will serve as a testament to your expertise in navigating the key legislation and regulations framework that governs the building and construction industry in Canada. Globally sought-after and recognized, this industry-recognized certification holds lifelong validity and will underscore your credentials in the sphere of construction law and building code compliance.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • Canadian Construction Law
  • National Building Construction Codes
  • Effective Notice Management
  • Civil Law Navigation
  • Common Law Navigation
  • Minor Dispute Resolution
  • Major Dispute Handling
  • Prompt Payment Compliance
  • Building Code Application
  • Provincial Code Differences
  • Fitness For Purpose
  • Substantial Completion Criteria
  • Subcontracting Regulations
  • Law Of Tendering
  • CCDC Standard Form Contracts
  • Standard Subcontracts CCA-1 & CCDC-17
  • The Construction Lien
  • Builder’s Lien
  • Hypotheque Légale
  • Ontario’s Prompt Payment And Adjudication Legislation
  • Bill 95
  • Construction Close-Out
  • Constructor Liability
  • Adjudication Protocols
  • BSDQ Regulations
  • Occupational Health And Safety Acts
  • Construction Change Orders

Your Faculty Director

Jeffrey Derman
Jeffrey Derman
Distinguished Construction Lawyer

Jeffrey Derman is a distinguished construction lawyer with extensive legal experience globally. Renowned for his expertise in the construction law space, he has provided strategic counsel on legal issues pertaining to real estate, construction, operations, and procurement, which are key areas covered in the program.

As a prominent member of the New York State Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario, and the Barreau du Quebec, Jeffrey brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in navigating the complex interplay between federal and provincial construction laws in Canada. His involvement in high-profile construction projects, including major P3 infrastructure developments, hospitals, and residential towers, demonstrates his practical expertise in the field, which will be invaluable to program participants.

Jeffrey's experience in providing in-house construction law training for construction management firms and governmental agencies empowers participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement construction policies and procedures that align with relevant legislation. His profound knowledge and experience in both Canadian and international construction contracts make him a leading authority in the construction law space.

Canada Construction Law and Building Code Compliance Program Agenda

Module 1 - Construction Law in the Canadian Legal Landscape
Module 2 - Tendering and Procurement Law in Canada
Module 3 - Project Delivery Types and Key Canadian Contract Templates
Module 4 - Bidding and Contract Formation in Construction
Module 5 - Day-to-Day Construction Contract Management
Module 6 - Construction Lien and Holdback Laws
Module 7 - Prompt Payment and Adjudication Legislation
Module 8 - Federal and Provincial Regulations
Module 9 - Understanding the National Building Code (NBC)
Module 10 - Environmental Regulations
Module 11 - Project Security: Bonds, Letters of Credit, Cash Holdbacks
Module 12 - Quebec's Unique Construction Law Aspects
Module 13 - Construction Safety Practices
Module 14 - Managing Changes in Construction Projects
Module 15 - Future Concerns in Construction Law

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the Canadian Construction Law Ecosystem: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between federal and provincial construction laws.
  • Master the National Building Code of Canada: Learn the critical aspects of the National Building Code of Canada and its application in construction projects.
  • Interpret Provincial/Territorial Building Codes: Develop proficiency in interpreting and applying provincial/territorial building codes.
  • Grasp Construction Contract Laws: Understand the intricacies of construction contract laws and their implications on project management.
  • Ensure Occupational Health and Safety: Learn to navigate and comply with occupational health and safety regulations in the construction industry.
  • Develop and Implement Construction Policies: Acquire skills to develop and implement construction policies and procedures that align with relevant legislation.
  • Navigate Permitting and Approval Processes: Learn how to effectively navigate the permitting and approval processes for construction projects.
  • Manage Construction Contracts: Gain expertise in managing construction contracts and creating effective compliance management systems.
  • Resolve Disputes and Manage Risks: Develop strategies for dispute resolution, risk management, and compliance with unique aspects of construction law.

Certification in Canada Construction Law and Building Code Compliance

Upon successfully attending this program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Canada Construction Law and Building Code Compliance that can be used in your resume, CV and other professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity. Globally demanded and recognized, this designation will affirm your expertise in Canadian construction law and building code compliance, enabling you to navigate complex regulatory landscapes, implement effective project management strategies, ensure compliance with national and provincial codes, and drive continuous improvement in construction practices by leveraging legal and regulatory insights. This program is developed by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and the content of this program has been certified by CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional principals

Pricing & Registration

Please select one of the locations:

Canada

Dates: 18 - 20 Nov 2024

Venue: Online Executive Program (via Zoom)

Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)
10:00am - 5:30pm Central Standard Time (CST)
11:00am - 6:30pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)


Early Bird Packages Regular Pricing
By 13 Sep 2024 By 25 Oct 2024 After 25 Oct 2024
Canada Delegates CAD 2,395 CAD 2,595 CAD 2,695

Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat (1 discount scheme applies)

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

  • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
  • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
  • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
  • USA: +1 888 745 8875

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