Construction Specifications Canada (Vancouver Chapter) – Breakfast Presentation: Hot Topics – A Compendium of the Latest Legal Issues Arising in Construction Specifications

In this presentation,  Marina Pratchett QC of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP will address topical legal issues including: problems arising from specifying a specific product or system; the dangers of adding “legal” clauses to specifications; performance specifications; specifications that inadvertently off-load design responsibility to contractors; the legal concept of “duty to warn” and its application to specification writers; and legal issues when specifying “green”. It takes place Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the Sandman Hotel, 180 West Georgia Street, Vancouver. To register, go to

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