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ACEC-BC: Victoria – Onerous Clause Presentation & VI Committee Meeting

February 20, 2018
Stantec Office, Unit #400 - 655 Tyee Road, Victoria, BC V9A 6X5 Canada

How to Protect you and your Firm: What to Look out for in Agreements

Agreement terms have been a significant industry concern since the formation of ACEC-BC. The ACEC-BC Agreements Task Force, established by the association’s Board of Directors has looked into this and has issued its final report. For copies of the final report, please email Lia,

In their report the Task Force noted there are three primary types of problems:

1. Problematic clauses and wording that give rise to liability, business and financial concerns;
2. A multitude of different forms of agreement means that excessive management and legal time is required for review and negotiation; and
3. Terms of requests for proposals often discourage or preclude negotiation of unacceptable terms.
In this session, you will learn:

– What are standard agreements and why they are important
– How to approach Agreements and what to watch for
– Principles of Risk Management to consider when reviewing Agreements
– Common Problems in Agreements and how they can jeopardize your firm
– What to do if dealing with an onerous clause
– Resources available to you

After the presentation, there will be a Vancouver Island Liaison Committee Meeting. All are welcome to join in on the conversation.

Cost of Event: Free for ACEC-BC Members! To register, please email Note: lunch is not included.

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