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Delay and impact claims threaten your project viability and cause serious financial and reputational damage to you and your company. Learn the latest risk management techniques to protect yourself and to help keep your project claim-free.

They lurk on every job you do and – unmanaged – they risk your financial ruin.

Learn critical skills, information and best practices to improve your risk management strategy on every project.

Join our expert faculty of construction lawyers and industry consultants – in an interactive setting – to gain practical and effective legal and strategic risk management tools that you can immediately use on your next project. You will develop a thorough understanding of delay and impact claims and emerge from the program better equipped to confidently manage the next troublesome claim.

You will learn:

  • Main causes of delays – includes contractor and owner-caused delay
  • Troublesome contractual delay provisions – what to watch out for
  • Notice requirements – how to comply and why it’s important
  • Damages – which ones are recoverable?
  • Legal theories supporting entitlement and elements of a persuasive claim
  • Managing complex issues – includes causation and impact, float and concurrent delay
  • Calculating delay & impact losses – the different methods and advantages/disadvantages
  • Claims and defences from the perspectives of the owner and the contractor/subcontractor – includes technical requirements and what needs to be proven
  • The importance of the schedule and regular schedule updates
  • Monitoring and adjusting the critical path – are you really delayed?
  • “Document, document, document” – how to build and maintain an effective paper trail
  • How to use the consultant most effectively
  • Experts share insights, tips and methods to avoid and mitigate delay claims


Program Chairs:

  • Jason Annibale, McMillan LLP
  • Andrea Lee, Glaholt LLP

Program Advisor:

  • Geza Banfai, McMillan LLP

2020 Faculty Includes:

  • Maged Abdelsayed, PEng, MEng, Partner, Capital Projects, Deloitte Canada
  • Glenn Ackerley, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Melissa Di Marco, PhD, MSc, Vice-President, Project Advisory & Disputes, Accuracy
  • Ali Fard, LLM, MBA, MSc, BSc Eng, MRICS, FCIArb, Partner, HKA Global (Canada) Inc.
  • Doris Marshall, CEC, Practice Leader, Construction Claims & Course of Construction, Envista Forensics
  • Stanley Naftolin, QC, CS, Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
  • Meera Wagman, Managing Director, Secretariat International


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "View Program". Once you click "View Program" you will be forwarded to the Zoom meeting for the webinar. This will be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the content for 120 days.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

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Program Recorded
June 25, 2020

Program Details

Date & Time

September 10, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT


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Fee per Delegate

$595 + HST

Newly Licensed (2017 - Present): $297.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Owners and developers
  • Builders and construction professionals
  • Project managers
  • Contract managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers, Certified Engineering Technicians/Technologists (CET) or Consulting Engineers (CE)
  • Construction and in-house lawyers
  • Procurement professionals
  • Consultants

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“Very good material and delivery. Relevant to our business.”

Kelvin Jamieson, Owner, FHR Inc.

“[Overall] very good. I now have a clear understanding of the different types of delay and impact analysis. Learned the importance of schedule updates. Great location [and] accessible by transit.”

John Thompson, Project Manager, City of Vaughan

“The speakers were very knowledgeable; good discussion with the group. The facilities were great and conveniently located.”

Edward Earle, Practice Lead, City of Toronto

“Good presenters, good info. Technology was fantastic. Good audio and clear picture.”

“Good presenters, nice atmosphere and the food was excellent.”

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