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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 ensure that your project is claim free.

Project delays + delay impacts = sinister threats to your business and your livelihood.
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 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



  • Geza Banfai, McMillan LLP

Faculty Includes:

  • Maged Abdelsayed, PEng, MEng, Partner, Capital Projects, Deloitte Canada
  • Ali Fard, LLM, MBA, MSc, BSc Eng, MRICS, FCIArb, Managing Director – Canada, Driver Trett Canada Ltd.
  • Yonni Fushman, EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Aecon Group Inc.
  • Rick Moffat, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group, LLC
  • Niamh Ni Chroinin, BEng, MSc (Law), CEng, MICE, MRICS, Senior Managing Consultant, Berkeley Research Group, LLC



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

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.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alexandra Karacsony at akaracsony@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 12, 2019
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay
May 10, 2019
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Owners and developers
  • Builders and construction professionals
  • Project managers
  • Contract managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Construction and in-house lawyers
  • Procurement professionals
  • Consultants

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This program has been accredited by the CCA for
1 credit
towards Gold Seal Certification’s education requirement.

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“[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.”

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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