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Course details

This course covers the law that applies to the business of construction, and relates these concepts to the construction process by dealing with topical issues. The course teaches students about the theories of law, the Canadian legal system, business models, relationships between industry players, and how these concepts apply to the realm of the construction industry. The course further focuses on contract law, builders’ liens, insurance, bonding, and other issues of relative to the construction industry.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of CMGT 7420 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 45236


Thu Jan 05 - Thu Mar 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 45236
  • $662.26
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 401

Nick Paczkowski

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Textbook and CCDC 2 required. Available at BCIT bookstore

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Appropriately apply common legal concepts and terminology to day to day situations arising in construction contract administration.
  • Choose the appropriate contracting models available for projects and know the fundamental conceptual differences among the models.
  • Understand the legal obligations and liabilities for all of the various participants in the construction industry.
  • Understand the legal rights and options available to parties in construction disputes.
  • Confidently deal with complex commercial aspects of construction such as tendering, bonding, insurance and liens.

Effective as of Fall 2022

Related Programs

Construction Law (CMGT 7420) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Construction Management
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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