RAIC EP Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Administration Webinar 2019 | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

RAIC EP Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Administration Webinar 2019

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RAIC EP Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Admin Webinar 2019 Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 - Live in Toronto and Online



Register today for the RAIC EP Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Administration live webinar by CA expert, CHOP contributor and experienced instructor Jim Mansfield and Senior Contract Administrator, Michael Paquette. This is your chance to ask the experts and gain insight beyond the reference materials as you explore the practical application of Contract Administration procedures and theory! Earn 10 Structured/Core continuing education credits for participating.

This is also an excellent opportunity for those writing the 2019 ExAC exams and is why the RAIC Emerging Practitioners group initially developed this comprehensive and interactive Contract Administration live webinar and lecture session. This advanced course goes beyond the reference materials into the practical application of the procedures and theory giving you insights to Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Administration you could not learn by studying alone.


Date: Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14

Times: 11:00am-4:30pm EST, with a half hour break from approx. 12:30-1:00pm EST (both days)

Location: KPMB Architects (351 King St E, Toronto) or view it online

In-person venue provided by: KPMB Architects


Cost: $200 for RAIC Members, Please select the 'pay later' option to receive the member discount*.

          $300 for non-members

*When registering for the RAIC EP Bidding & Contract Award and Contract Administration Webinar 2019 as a member, you are agreeing to a 'pay later' option. An invoice will be sent by email within a week of your purchase, However, you will be considered enrolled at the time of your online registration, prior to receiving the invoice.

This Webinar is presented at an advanced level; it is intended for students who are familiar with the reference materials, are currently working in the construction industry, and have some experience with these project stages.

Instructor, Jim Mansfield, has 40+ years of contract administration experience, including hospitals, airports, and large scale commercial developments.  Jim taught project management at Ryerson University for 25 years, lectured to the OAA admissions course on contract administration, was an instructor at George Brown College for specification writing, and developed and taught the construction management course for the OGCA.  Mr. Mansfield is a Registered Specification Writer, on the RSW admissions committee.

Michael Paquette has over 30 years experience as an Architectural Project Manager and Contract Administrator.  Having completed projects in healthcare, defense, corrections, federal and provincial institutions, education and commercial using various forms of Contract, Michael shares his experience of these projects and delivery models.  A regular instructor with CSC for the PCD and CCCA programs, Michael also leads the QA/QC group with his current employer where he is a Senior Associate.  Michael is an accredited  Architectural Technologist with the AATO and member of CSC Ottawa Chapter.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the key parties during bidding, contract award, construction, and contract closeout;
  • Learn the practical application of the Canadian Handbook of Practice and ExAC General and Specific Requirements
  • Explore the following course topics:  

•             Methods of project delivery

•             Decisions to be taken before bidding

•             Procedures for bid calls

•             Bid documents - contract documents - construction documents

•             Alternatives, separate prices, unit prices, itemized prices, cash allowances

•             Schedules, completion dates

•             Bonds & Insurances

•             Distribution of bid documents, receiving bids, reviewing bids

•             Analyzing bids

•             Contract negotiations and award

•             Pre-construction Meeting

•             Construction Schedules

•             Progress Payments, Holdback and Partial Release of Holdback

•             Submittals by the Contractor Instructions and clarifications

•             Procedures for making changes to the construction contract

•             Substitutions

•             Project Meetings

•             Inspection & Testing general review

•             Contract close-out procedures


  • Your chance to ask the experts the questions you need answered
  • Available online or attend in person
  • RAIC Membership discount pricing
  • Give yourself the advantage - 25% of examinees failed the ExAc in 2017
  • RAIC Certificate of attendance for 10 hours of Structured/Core Continuing Education


The ExAC is an experience-based exam. It is the practical application of knowledge acquired through education and readings that will support examination success. Taking this course without applying the knowledge gained through practice may not result in examination success. Neither the Webinar nor the content of the course have been reviewed by the CExAC (Committee for the Examination for Architects in Canada).


April 13, 2019 11:00 AM through April 14, 2019 4:30 PM
351 King St East
351 King St E, Toronto, ON M5A 0L6
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Event Fee(s)
ExAC Q&A Webinar
Event Fee (GST) $ 25.00 + $ 1.25 Sales Tax
Event Fee (HST) $ 25.00 + $ 3.75 Sales Tax
Event Fee (ON) $ 25.00 + $ 3.25 Sales Tax
Event Fee (QC) $ 25.00 + $ 3.74 Sales Tax
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