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May Roundtable Discussion – Claims Avoidance & Resolution in Construction Projects

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Vancouver Club, 915 W Hastings St.
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On Wednesday May 15th, at the Vancouver Club, the BC Construction Roundtable will host a roundtable discussion on claims avoidance to support learning and dialogue between owners, consultants, general contractors, and others in the construction industry. Attendees will participate in table group discussions to provide input and inform the discussion. A facilitator and a recorder will be at each table to guide and support the dialogue.

Table discussion themes will be documented and consolidated into white papers to be shared with attendees and BCCR members. A debrief and networking session will follow the table discussions. The ticket price includes two drinks tickets and canapes. 

Peter Blahnik will provide a recap of the April event and host the May Roundtable.

Peter Blahnik is a Partner in the Capital Projects & Infrastructure practice in Vancouver. He specializes in capital project governance, construction readiness, and performance management for complex capital projects. His practice also includes advising clients on commercial strategies, claims avoidance strategies, and claims & disputes. Peter has worked on recent Canadian megaprojects in the following sectors: utilities, infrastructure, industrial, mining, real estate, and energy. Before joining PwC, Peter worked for an engineering consulting firm. He holds an MSc. in International Project Leadership from SKEMA Business School and a BComm in Finance from Toronto Metropolitan University. He has completed the Program on Negotiations for Senior Executives at Harvard University.

Table discussion facilitators include:

  • Matt Pitcairn – Association – BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association – Vice President
  • Rick Berg –  Contractor –  Ledcor – General Manager
  • James Harvey – Owner – Transportation Investment Corp. –  General Council
  • Ryan Chalmers – Legal – Aird Berlis – Construction Lawyer | Partner
  • Dave Curtis – Legal – Fasken – Construction-Focused Litigation Lawyer
  • Christop Rufenacht – Owner – VP Airport Development 
  • Jesse Percy – Consultant – Collings Johnston Inc. – Senior Manager
  • Devan Fitch –  Owner – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority – Program Director
  • Scott Lamb – Legal – Clark Wilson – Construction Lawyer | Partner
  • Christopher Stacey – Owner – City of Burnaby – Director Engineering
  • Megan Pate – Owner – City of Vancouver – Manager NE False Creek Project

Thank you, PwC, for sponsoring this event.

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