Upcoming Events


Testing and Commissioning: Responsibility and Liability

Thursday January 11th, 2018
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Presented by Doug Sanders and Chris Eagles, Barristers & Solicitors of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Implementing an effective commissioning process has many short and long term benefits, including mitigation of risk for potential disputes.

Learning objectives include:

  1. Types of commissioning processes and typical systems to be commissioned.
  2. Roles and responsibilities of project participants in commissioning processes.
  3. Prescriptive vs. Performance Requirements in Technical Specifications.
  4. Liabilities in building commissioning.

Doug Sanders leads the Corporate Commercial Group in the Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Vancouver office, and the Public-Private Infrastructure Projects Group nationally. Doug is both a lawyer and an engineer, and practises in the areas of public-private partnerships, construction contracts (negotiation, drafting, and review), and other contracts to design or construct any asset.

Christopher Eagles is a partner in the Corporate Commercial Group in the Vancouver office. Chris practices general commercial law, with a particular emphasis on the areas of public-private partnerships, procurement and infrastructure including drafting, negotiating and reviewing public-private partnerships, design-build, integrated project delivery, construction, consulting, supply and related agreements.

More Information/Register by Fax
Register Online

Events Schedule

2017-2018 Program

  • Feb 8 - Single Ply Roofing Membrane Symposium
  • Mar 8 - Specifications, BIM and Preserving the Decision Process Throughout the Design Cycle
  • Apr 12 - Mass Timber Framing and the Building Code
  • May 10 - Building Tour (TBD)
  • May 23-27 - CSC National Conference 2018 in Edmonton - Building on Collaboration

Online Event Registration

The Specifier Newsletter

Specifier Archive

Education in Vancouver

To inquire about other education opportunities in Vancouver, contact Glenn Chatten& at