Think Tank on Effective Project Management in a COVID Era: From Force Majeure to Defending Against Delays and Impact-Related Claims

February 25, 2021 11:15am

Jason Annibale
McMillan LLP

Graham Brown
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Joshua Strub, BESc (Civil), JD
Margie Strub Construction Law LLP

Rick Moffat

Seán Hollywood
Senior Director, Construction Solutions
FTI Consulting

This session will focus on how to effectively manage your project’s risk from drafting contracts to remedying disputes with a special focus on force majeure, quantification of damages, delay, productivity and disruption claims in a global pandemic.

  • Navigating the complexities of contractual agreements to ensure they’re successfully negotiated, structured and drafted with every member of the team
  • Establishing clear expectations and responsibilities of all stakeholders from the beginning to the end of the project
  • Determining how COVID-related clauses are being worked into contracts and the role of force majeure: what is it and how does it apply in the context of health and safety-related delays?
  • Evaluating the general contractor’s responsibility and liability for advancing subcontractor claims against owners
  • Exploring the ripple effects on supply chain, workforce, delivery of materials, foreign procurement, etc.