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Our engagement with the next generation of engineers

UBC Engineers

Our lawyers are honoured to have served as adjunct professors of UBC’s civil engineering program (CIVL 402) for over 40 years, and our engagement with the next generation of engineers has become an important aspect of our firm’s tradition.

The involvement of our lawyers in teaching and publishing gives the firm credibility with a broad cross-section of the construction and commercial communities.

 



About the Course

Craig Wallace is an adjunct professor at UBC, and has been teaching the fourth year class of Legal Aspects of Engineering Practice for many years. Other lawyers who share in teaching the course are: Marc MacEwing, Seema Lal, Vanessa Reakes, Mark J. Braidwood and Matthew Wansink. The course CIVL 402 is now titled “Professionalism and Law in Civil Engineering,” and our reference to it relates to the legal aspects of the course (CIVL 402B).

This is a lectures-only course, which reviews the legal aspects of Civil Engineering practice. Please refer to the Course Material and Lecture Schedule for a breakdown of topics. We use the textbook, Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering, and Geoscience, 3rd Canadian Edition, Samuels, Brian M. and Sanders, Doug R., Toronto: Prentice Hall, 2015. The lectures are split among certain lawyers within our firm, based on their areas of expertise. The course culminates with an examination to which all of the lecturing lawyers contribute questions based on the content of their lectures.

 


 

Lecture Schedule & Course Material

2021 WINTER TERM VIRTUAL LECTURE

UBC CIVL 402 – PROFESSIONALISM AND LAW IN CIVIL ENGINEERING LECTURE SCHEDULE FOR PART B (LAW)

SEPTEMBER 9 to DECEMBER 2, 2021 - THURSDAYS 11:00 am to 12:20 pm

NEVILLE SCARFE (SCRF) - 100 2125 MAIN MALL, VANCOUVER, BC V6T 1Z4

2021

Lecturer

*Chapter

Topic

Course Material

September 9

Craig A. Wallace

1

The Common Law & The Canadian Legal System

September 16

J. Marc MacEwing

6 - 9

Contracts

September 23

Mark J. Braidwood

10

Tendering

September 30

No Lecture - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

 

 

October 7

Craig A. Wallace

12

Torts and Professional Liability & Expert Evidence

Upcoming

 

13

Common Issues in Contract and Tort

Upcoming

October 14

Craig A. Wallace

15

Risk, Responsibility and Dispute Avoidance

Upcoming

 

 

16

Insurance

Upcoming

October 21

Seema Lal

17 - 19

Bonding and Delay Claims

Upcoming

October 28

J. Marc MacEwing

18

Builders Liens

Upcoming

 

November 4

Seema Lal

20, 21

Labour Law and Employment Law

Upcoming

November 11

No Lecture – Remembrance Day

 

November 18

J. Marc MacEwing

9.7

Contract Administration and Field Services

Upcoming

November 25

Vanessa L. Reakes

14

Dispute Resolution: Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation

Upcoming

November 30

Matthew Wansink

5

Business Organizations

Upcoming

 

December 2

Craig A. Wallace

 

Case Studies in Engineering and Ethical Failures

Upcoming

 

* Practical Law of Architecture, Engineering, and Geoscience: 3rd Canadian Edition, Samuels, Brian M. and Sanders, Doug R., Pearson Canada, 2015 (ISBN-13 no. 978-0-13-3575231). [This TEXT AND E-BOOK are available via the UBC Bookstore.]