• 08 November
    2 sessions, 3.5 hours each
    Session information
    Session 1
    Wed 08 Nov 12:30 EST - Wed 08 Nov 16:00 EST
    Session 2
    Thu 09 Nov 12:30 EST - Thu 09 Nov 16:00 EST
    • Member Pricing $300.00 excl. Tax
    • $400.00 excl. Tax
    • Course
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Benjamin Franklin once said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.

This workshop will discuss the trade contractor’s contractual responsibilities and draw attention to clauses that often appear in construction contracts or subcontracts that may affect the rights and obligations of trade contractors.

Using the CCA 53 – A Trade Contractor’s Guide and Checklist to Construction Contracts you  will review and analyze actual subcontract clauses to identify what to look for when reviewing and attempting to understand the construction contracts you are asked to bid upon and sign. After taking this course, you’ll be better prepared to protect yourself and your business from potentially harmful clauses in construction contracts.

Topics include: 

  • Contract law, contract terms and conditions
  • Design responsibility
  • Performance specifications
  • Conduit or flow-down provisions
  • Scope of subcontract work
  • Payment
  • Insurance
  • On-site responsibilities
  • Development of a “Subcontract Handbook”
  • Analysis of subcontract clauses using a green, amber and red-light system

Intended Audience

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


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

Lee is Founder and President of Constructing Minds, a company dedicated to providing relevant and applicable training to the construction industry.

Lee has boots on the ground experience. With over 30 years of construction management/General Contracting experience under her belt she has gained extensive knowledge and a solid foundation in construction practices, processes and procedures in all contract delivery formats. Lee knows construction because she has built it.

 Lee has been a long serving member on the National Gold Seal Committee, has won the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) “Chancellor’s Award of Excellence” and has earned certificates in “Teaching and Training Adults” and “Instructional Design”. Her enthusiasm for training makes her a highly informative, interactive, motivated and sought-after trainer from coast-to-coast.