Program Directors

Jason Annibale

Partner, McMillan LLP

Geza Banfai

Counsel, McMillan LLP

Howard Krupat

Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Tim Mavko

Counsel, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP

Eligible for

Can you confidently manage risk on construction projects?

Today’s construction projects are highly complex and present numerous and challenging risks to all stakeholders. A comprehensive understanding of the key issues and potential liability exposures in this high-stakes area is essential.

New National Edition* – 5 days of targeted and practical learning. 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. *This program now offers select regional breakout sessions for Eastern and Western Canada.

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.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.  (Live attendance is not required for this program.)

What You’ll Learn

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

Key occupational health and safety principles and liabilities of the various parties in the construction process

Essential labour law principles and special issues based on the uniqueness of the construction industry

The role of mediation, arbitration, adjudication and litigation in resolving construction disputes and the advantages and disadvantages of each

PLUS! Don’t miss the valuable opportunity to reinforce key concepts in live, interactive workshops and discussions with high-profile decision-makers who preside over construction disputes.

Who Should Attend

Owners and developers

Builders and construction professionals

Project managers

Contract managers and professionals

Operations and facilities professionals


Engineers, Consulting Engineers

Procurement professionals

Construction, municipal and real estate lawyers or legal or business professionals

In-house counsel

Construction industry consultants

Mediators and arbitrators of construction disputes

Anyone engaged with construction projects, whether as a project sponsor, manager, risk officer, analyst, auditor or other stakeholder


Program Directors

Jason Annibale

Partner, McMillan LLP

Geza Banfai

Counsel, McMillan LLP

Howard Krupat

Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

Tim Mavko

Counsel, Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP

Program Advisory Board

Seema Lal

Singleton Reynolds LLP

Patricia (Trish) Morrison

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Marcia Oliver, CS, QArb

General Counsel and VP Legal, Bennett Group


Giovanni Cautillo

President, Ontario General Contractors Association

“Excellent content and delivery – very detailed. All sessions were incredibly informative and engaging.”


View the 2024 program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts. A detailed agenda for the upcoming program will be available soon.


Oct 31 & Nov 1, 4, 5 & 6, 2024

Please Note: breakout sessions on November 1 and November 6 will only be available live and will not be recorded.

$4,495 + TAX


October 31, 2024

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

November 1, 2024

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

November 4, 2024

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

November 5, 2024

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

November 6, 2024

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

Feb 7, 13, 21, 28 & Mar 7, 2025

Please Note: breakout sessions on February 13 and March 7 will only be available live and will not be recorded.

$4,495 + TAX


February 7, 2025

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

February 13, 2025

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

February 21, 2025

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

February 28, 2025

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

March 7, 2025

10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m (ET)

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Certificate Requirements

To receive an Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, you must attend all program modules (whether live, or by video archive, or by any combination of both modalities) and successfully complete an online assessment, all within 30 days of the last module.

Cory Knutson

General Manager, Trotter & Morton

“The instructors’ passion for the law, for contracting, and for the industry is clear. I’d certainly recommend this course to [my] staff.”

CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
Contact us for inquiries about other provinces.
Substantive31h 25m
Professionalism3h 45m
Law Society of British Columbiathis program is approved for 25.5 CPD hours (a minimum of 3 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations and/or practice management) with the Law Society of British Columbia.
LAWPRO Risk Credit ManagementYes
Law Society of AlbertaYes
CCA Gold Seal Certification6 Credits
Law Society of Nova Scotiathis program is eligible for CPD hours with the Law Society of Nova Scotia

Are you reporting hours from a previous date?

View our CPD & Accreditation page to see previously calculated hours for this course.

This program is approved for LAWPRO Risk Management Credit.

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