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Course Description

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

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, builder liens;
  • Arbitration and other alternative methods of resolving contract disputes.

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Section Title
Introduction to Contracts
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Sep 12, 2022 to Nov 20, 2022
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $599.00
Potential Discount(s)
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 17, 2022 to Sep 29, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 17, 2022 to Sep 29, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Sep 30, 2022 to Oct 31, 2022
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Extensions:
One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.

Note: Registration closes one week prior to the first class. 

Section Title
Introduction to Contracts
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Oct 11, 2022 to Dec 19, 2022
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $599.00
Potential Discount(s)
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to Oct 27, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to Oct 27, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Oct 28, 2022 to Nov 27, 2022
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Extensions:
One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.

Note: Registration closes one week prior to the first class. 

Section Title
Introduction to Contracts
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jan 09, 2023 to Mar 19, 2023
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $599.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to Jan 26, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to Jan 26, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jan 27, 2023 to Feb 26, 2023
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Extensions:
One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.

Note: Registration closes one week prior to the first class. 

Section Title
Introduction to Contracts
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Feb 13, 2023 to Apr 23, 2023
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $599.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to Mar 02, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to Mar 02, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 03, 2023 to Apr 02, 2023
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Extensions:
One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.

Note: Registration closes one week prior to the first class. 

Section Title
Introduction to Contracts
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
May 01, 2023 to Jul 09, 2023
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $599.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to May 18, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to May 18, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
May 19, 2023 to Jun 18, 2023
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Extensions:
One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.

Note: Registration closes one week prior to the first class. 

Section Title
Introduction to Contracts
Type
Online Asynchronous
Dates
Jul 03, 2023 to Sep 10, 2023
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $599.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)  
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to Jul 20, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 18, 2022 to Jul 20, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jul 21, 2023 to Aug 20, 2023
Reading List / Textbook
All required course materials are included in tuition fees.
Section Notes

Prerequisites:
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Extensions:
One optional extension available for purchase. This gives you additional time equal to half the original course duration during which you will have continued access to course materials.
To purchase an extension contact conedadvising@sait.ca at least two (2) business days prior to the end date of your course.

Note: Registration closes one week prior to the first class. 

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