The construction contract is a vital document in any construction project and the builder needs to be well aware of its contents and implications. The course provides students with the basic understanding and knowledge of construction contracts and documents used and required by a builder and an understanding of the principles of the contractual relationships between a builder, owner, and buyer. This course also examines the various components that comprise a contract. A number of scenarios and procedures are reviewed, examples that typically accompany performing and fulfilling contractual obligations. Discussion includes such topics as contract components, breach and remedies, payment, development and permits, regulations, legislation and bylaws, insurances, and lien rights.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
$519.05 - $557.80 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
Below are two offerings of BLDC 1030 for the Winter 2023 term.
Sun Jan 08 - Sun Mar 26 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 89758
Class meeting times
|Jan 08 - Mar 26||Sun||09:30 - 12:30||Burnaby NE01 Rm. 330|
Sat Jan 14 - Sat Apr 01 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 89618
Class meeting times
|Jan 14 - Apr 01||Sat||13:00 - 16:00||Online|
- Internet delivery format.
***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific time lines for assignments and exams.*** A computer with speakers is required for this course. You must also have an e-mail address, a stable Internet connection, and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Students will participate in weekly "Virtual Classroom" sessions, per the above class schedule.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Summarize legal requirements of contracts, including necessary elements, requirements and conditions of contracts, basis for and patterns of payment, breach of contract and remedies for breach of contract.
- Demonstrate how to construct basic contracts with sub-contractors, suppliers, insurers and lenders.
- Discuss subcontractor and supplier responsibilities.
- Describe requirements of insurers and lenders.
- Explain types of contracts, including types of building contracts, contracts with subcontractors, contracts with lending institutions, contracts with homeowners and contracts with realtors.
- Distinguish between an Agreement of Purchase and Sale, and a contracted home.
- Describe the land registry system and related topics including land transfer, closing procedures, conditions and easements.
- Summarize builder liability, including liability under contract, liability for negligence, tort law, environmental liability, WorkSafeBC/Occupational Health and Safety liability, statute of limitations, liability and responsibilities under the Homeowner Protection Act.
- Explain the Builders Lien Act, including purpose, lien claimants, filing procedures, amounts, holdbacks and enforcement of liens.
- Describe dispute resolution mechanisms including: information on mediation and arbitration, and the Homeowner Protection Act Regulation mediation provisions.
- Discuss how provincial legislation and local bylaws may affect residential construction: Zoning and easements, development permits, building permits, inspection requirements, occupancy permits.
- Describe how regulatory requirements or prohibitions with respect to health, the environment, riparian areas and energy performance may affect residential construction.
Effective as of Fall 2021
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