Events & Professional Development Calendar


Contract Administration (Calgary)

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Register by October 17, 2019

This workshop will cover legal and contractual issues related to the effective management and administration of projects. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the owners’ project managers to contractors and discusses the practical implications of the legal precedents to improve the ability to make better decisions. Cases and dispute situations will be reviewed and discussed.

Upon completing this module, participants will be able to:

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

Main topics covered include:

Legal Aspects

  • Contracts and contracting
  • Negligence and due diligence
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act and safety due diligence

Contract Administration

  • During construction operations
  • Pre-construction operations
  • Construction operations
  • Measurement and payment
  • Construction Lien 

Risks of Construction Claims and Disputes

  • Avoidance, protection, preparation, and quantification of claims, responding to claims submitted by contractors
  • Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation

About the Presenter

George Jergeas, P.Eng., PhDDr. George Jergeas, P.Eng., is a professor of project management in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary, where he is involved in both the teaching of and research into project management since 1994. He has 40 years of work experience, principally in infrastructure projects and claims and disputes. He is also an active project management consultant, trainer, and coach for both public and private sector organizations in Canada and has provided extensive project management services to many Canadian, American, and international companies. He has worked with project teams in oil sands development, hospitals, roads and bridges, tunnelling, LRT expansions, and mining projects. As a claims consultant investigating numerous construction projects, both in Canada and the USA, George gained insight into the fundamental causes of project success and failure.

Through his experience and research, George has developed a strong interest in improving project success founded upon improving the effectiveness of project teams. George’s work focuses on improving project alignment, building and sustaining project teams, cost overruns, and construction productivity on mega oil and gas projects.



APEGA Calgary

Windsor Conference Centre
2200, 700 2 St SW

Calgary, AB


October 24, 2019


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


Dr. George Jergeas, P.Eng.


Professional Member: $305

Member-in-Training: $205

Non-Member: $355

Group and company discounts apply. Every third registrant on the same form gets 50% off.

Eligible PDH


Registration Deadline

October 17, 2019

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