Events & Professional Development Calendar


Contract Administration and Contractual Issues for Projects

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by February 23, 2018

This module will cover legal and contractual issues related to the effective management and administration of construction projects. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the owners' project managers to contractors and suppliers and discusses the practical implications of the legal precedents and improves the ability to make better decisions. Cases and disputes situations will be reviewed and discussed with participants.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Contracts and contracting
  • Negligence for engineers
  • Contractual arrangements
  • Contract documents
  • Bidding & tendering procedures and risk allocation
  • Payment structures
  • Project kick-off meeting and ground rules
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Changes and change orders
  • Construction delays
  • Construction Lien
  • Health and safety
  • Project communication and documentation
  • Contractual claims and disputes with focus on avoidance, protection and resolution of disputes

Upon completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Improve their performance re: contracting, negligence, disputes and contract administration
  • Explain the practical implications of the law on company's performance
  • Implement the contracting process
  • Apply contract administration practices that contribute to success
  • Protect company's interests, avoid and resolve disputes

About the Presenter

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDDr. George Jergeas P.Eng., is a Professor and Director of Projects in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he has taught and researched in project management since 1994. George's areas of focus are: cost overruns, productivity, governance, contracting, contractual strategies and contract administration, collaborative relationships, and claims and disputes.

George has over forty years of experience investigating cost overruns and delays on major capital projects (largely infrastructure and oil sands). George's work centres on improving project alignment, and building and sustaining project teams, enhancing construction productivity, and making effective contractual arrangements, project governance and risk management. George has assisted project teams in oil sands developments, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions, and mining. George co-authored, "Risk Navigation Strategies for Major Capital Projects: Beyond the Myth of Predictability", 2011 and "Benevolent Dictatorship for Major Capital Projects", 2017.


APEGA Office

2200 Scotia Center

700-2nd Street SW

Calgary Alberta

T2P 2W1


March 2, 2018


8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


George Jergeas, P.Eng., Ph.D.


Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

Eligible PDH


Registration Deadline

February 23, 2018