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Trade Contracts: A Double-Edged Sword - VILT

Multi-day Course:
Location Title: Live, Online, Virtual Instructor Led Training via Adobe Connect
Cancellation Period: 5 Business Days

Only 5 seats available!!

This  two day, 6-hour instructor-led virtual training (VILT) session will help you identify common clauses that can negatively impact your rights and obligations  when using the CCA 53A Trade Contractor’s Guide and Checklist to Construction Contracts.

Subcontracts are becoming more and more confusing and onerous. As a Trade Contractor, it’s in your best interest to have a clear understanding of your contract before a problem threatens your business rather than after, when it’s too late.

We’ll also be taking a hands-on approach using actual subcontracts in class. Using a green, amber and red-light system, you’ll learn which subcontract clauses to be on the look-out for when reviewing contracts.

Significant clauses identified in the CCA 53 document:

  • Design responsibility
  • Performance specifications
  • Conduit or flow-down provisions
  • Scope of subcontract work
  • Payment
  • Insurance
  • Protection of work
  • Warranties
  • Temporary site facilities

Who should attend?

Trade Contractors, owners, contract administration and allied professionals in the construction industry. 

Course Format:

  • Virtual instructor-led training (live and online), with a maximum class size of 16 students. 
  • Facilitated by the instructor on the AdobeConnect platform. Access information from the instructor will be provided to you in advance of the training.

Course Requirements (Technology & Participation):

This course requires full face-to-face interaction and participation from both the instructor and students. In order to attend, you’ll must make sure you have the following:

  • Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This course will involve 100% on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, you must have a webcam and use a full computer/laptop, and we do not permit students to attend using a tablet or cell phone.
  • A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.

Course Dates:

  1. September 19, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:00pm
  2. September 20, 2023 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

Attendance in both sessions is mandatory for course completion. 

Next Scheduled Date:  November 8 & 9, 2023

Course Credits: 

  • 1 - CCA Gold Seal Credits
  • 6 - BC Housing CPD points

This course is offered in partnership with construction associations across Canada.  

Course Credits Information
Gold Seal Credits:
Other Credits:
6 BC Housing CPD points
Course Certificates

Upon successful completion of this workshop, a digital copy of your certificate will be sent to your registered email.

Course Instructor Information

Lee Kelly, M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC.


Lee's career began on the drafting boards on an Architect's office. There she learned a lot about the design perspective of construction but when she realized that Contractors had more fun, she left the boards and put on steel toed boots. With over 30 years of construction management experience under her belt, Lee has gained extensive knowledge and a solid foundation in construction practices, processes, and procedures. Lee was recently awarded The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) Chancellor's Award of Excellence. 


Course Contact Information

Leanne Hendrickson
Director of Education

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