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Course Description

This introductory contracts course provides a clear explanation and understanding of the legal concepts related to construction. You'll explore concepts such as scope of the contract, the relationship between consultant and contractor, basic negotiation tactics and risk management and assessment. You'll also look at the types of contracts you will encounter in the construction industry.

Note: Registration for this course closes two days before the course start date.

Construction contracts learning topics include:

  • Canadian legal systems and courts
  • requirements of a binding contract
  • competitive bidding law
  • administering contracts
  • misrepresentation
  • privity of contract, assignment and subcontracts
  • the close-out process
  • breach of contract
  • torts, surety bonds and builder liens
  • arbitration and other alternative methods of resolving contract disputes.

 

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • explain the basis of Canadian law and the Canadian court system
  • summarize the six requirements for an enforceable contract 
  • explain the risks involved when bidding on construction contracts 
  • describe the three types of misrepresentation  
  • explain the key contract terms in the CCDC2 form of a contract 
  • explain the significance of the privity of contract, assignment and subcontracts  
  • describe the different ways contracts come to an end  
  • explain the consequences and remedies of breach of contract  
  • explain how the law of torts impacts construction projects  
  • explain the different surety bonds used in connection with construction contracts and their purpose 
  • outline the procedures and consequences of lien registration in Alberta  
  • outline the alternative dispute resolution options as they apply to construction contracts.  

You’ll demonstrate your skill and knowledge acquisition through four assignments, three exams and online group discussions. Exams will be proctored using Respondus LockDown Browser with webcam. This online course is structured and guided. All coursework must be completed as per the course schedule and no later than the course end date.

To request a course outline, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca.

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Section Title
Introduction to Contracts
Type
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Dates
Apr 29, 2024 to Jul 07, 2024
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $699.00
Drop Request Deadline
May 17, 2023 to May 13, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
May 17, 2023 to May 13, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
May 14, 2024 to Jun 11, 2024
Required Software
There is no software required for this course. Note minimum technical requirements below to use the Brightspace (D2L) online learning platform.
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Course Start:

Follow the instructions to log in to Brightspace(D2L) on the course start date from your computer.

Extensions:

This course offers the option to purchase one, non-refundable course extension which gives you additional time to complete the course equal to half the original course duration. Contact the Continuing Education Advising team at 1.888.284.7051 a minimum of seven days before the course’s original end date. Payment by Visa or Mastercard is required at the time of the request. 

If you have any questions, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca .

Section Title
Introduction to Contracts
Type
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 08, 2024 to Sep 15, 2024
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $699.00
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 07, 2023 to Jul 25, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Dec 07, 2023 to Jul 25, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 26, 2024 to Aug 25, 2024
Required Software
There is no software required for this course. Note minimum technical requirements below to use the Brightspace (D2L) online learning platform.
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Course Start:

Follow the instructions to log in to Brightspace(D2L) on the course start date from your computer.

Extensions:

This course offers the option to purchase one, non-refundable course extension which gives you additional time to complete the course equal to half the original course duration. Contact the Continuing Education Advising team at 1.888.284.7051 a minimum of seven days before the course’s original end date. Payment by Visa or Mastercard is required at the time of the request. 

If you have any questions, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca .

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