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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​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.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$542.25 - $583.11 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are three offerings of BLDC 1030 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 89618

Duration

Sun Jan 07 - Sun Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 89618
  • Domestic fees $542.25
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 24 Sun 09:30 - 12:30 Online
Instructor

David Ngai

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$542.25

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. ***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.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 91934

Duration

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Apr 08 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 91934
  • Domestic fees $542.25
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 08 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

David Ngai

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$542.25

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. ***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. No class Monday February 19, and April 1 statutory holidays.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 89758

Duration

Sat Jan 13 - Sat Mar 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 89758
  • Domestic fees $583.11
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 30 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 330
Instructor

David Ngai

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$583.11

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are two offerings of BLDC 1030 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68134

Duration

Sat Apr 13 - Sat Jun 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68134
  • Domestic fees $583.11
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jun 29 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 216
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$583.11

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
Status

CRN 67771

Duration

Sun Apr 14 - Sun Jun 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 67771
  • Domestic fees $542.25
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 14 - Jun 30 Sun 09:30 - 12:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$542.25

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. ***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, as per the class schedule above.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

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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