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February, 2019

Writing Effective Letters, Scope Documents, Reports

8:00 pm - Mon, Feb 4th, 2019
at Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites

Potential clients often judge you based on whether you can clearly articulate the services you provide. Your writing ability is important. Learn how to strengthen your skills here! Read more

The Marvelous Wondrettes

7:30 pm - Wed, Feb 6th, 2019 to Sun, Feb 24th, 2019
at Kelowna Actors Studio

This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Read more

Black Cat Cabaret 2019

7:00 pm - Fri, Feb 8th, 2019
at Kelowna Community Theatre

Our annual 10 Minute Play Festival, season launch and fundraiser, that is very Moulin Rouge, is a spectacular must attend event. Read more

3 Little Pigs the Musical

6:30 pm - Thu, Feb 14th, 2019 to Sun, Feb 24th, 2019
at The New Modular Theatre

From Stiles and Drewe, the award-winning musical team behind Honk! and Broadway's Mary Poppins, comes The Three Little Pigs, a "very curly musical tail" that is perfect for the whole family! Read more

Construction Law

8:00 am - Thu, Feb 21st, 2019 to Fri, Feb 22nd, 2019
at Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Kelowna

Participants will develop an understanding of contract law as it relates to construction and the various CCDC/CCA and other contracts used within the industry. Participants will also learn how the BC Builders Lien Act works and the other legal means to resolve construction disputes and avoid litigation. At the end of the course participants will be able to: Understand the basics of contract law –intention, offer, acceptance, consideration, capacity and legality Be familiar with various CCDC/CCA contracts -how and why they are used Be familiar with various legal terms used in contracts Understand the contract responsibilities of various parties Understand the bidding process and contractual obligations Define back charges and how to avoid them Avoid construction disputes and claims from the site level Write RFIs and Change Orders Understand the dispute resolution process – negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation Use the Builder’s Lien Act to obtain security Use the small claims process to collect debts Understand environmental law and how it impacts projects Understand safety law and it impacts construction companies Understand how specifications and drawings fit within the contractual hierarchy Understand the contractual relationship between contractor and sub-contractor Compile and submit proper extras and claims Topics to be covered: The basic concepts of contract law CCA, CCDC and other contracts Legal terms used in contracts Bidding process and contractual obligations Specifications, drawings and the contractual hierarchy Contractual relationships between contractor and sub-contractor Compiling and submitting proper extras and claims Defining back charges and how to avoid them Avoiding construction disputes and claims from the site level Writing RFIs and Change Orders The dispute resolution process The Builder’s Lien Act The Small Claims process Environmental law Safety legislation and regulations Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors. To receive your CPD accredited certificate you must complete the online portion after the 2 day course. Instructors Tim Williams MBA, B.Econ., CPA, GSC, is the President of BGC Partners Inc. Tim has worked with numerous construction companies for over twenty years. He is a Gold Seal Certified project manager. He is an experienced and sought after trainer who has trained construction owners and managers on behalf of construction industry associations across Western Canada. David Letkemann BBA, LLB, is a partner at Linley Welwood. David practices in the field of civil litigation, including personal injury, commercial, estate and construction law. He is an experienced litigator having participated in numerous trials in the BC Supreme Court and has also appeared before the Court of Appeal on several occasions. Read more