Construction Law Letter Publication:


  • Member of Advisory Board
  • Chaired and conducted seminars under the auspices of the Construction Law Letter
Professional Papers Presented:
   Various Professional Papers and Articles on construction law, tendering and builders' liens, 
  • Construction Law Reports
  • Construction Canada Magazine
  • Alberta Construction Magazine
  • Bar Admission Materials for Law Society of Alberta
  • Materials for Legal Education Society of Alberta Seminars
  • Materials for Mid-Winter Meetings of Canada Bar Association (Alberta Branch)
  • Book review for Alberta Law Reports, Canadian Bar Review, Construction Law Review Construction Law Letter 
  • Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Alberta Roofing Contractors Association 
  • Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia 
  • Professional Institute of Canada 
  • Canadian Institute 
  • Canadian Construction Association 
  • Alberta Construction Association
  • Calgary Construction Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta 
  • Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta 
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of British Columbia 
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada National Conference
  • Canadian Construction Association National Conference 
  • Infonex
  • Chaired Western Canadian Construction Superconferences for several years
    (latest January 2012) 
  • Pacific Law Institute 
  • Lorman Education Services 
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada Certification program for Construction Lawyers 
Publications include:
  • The Alberta Builders' Lien Act as Amended by the Builders' Lien Amendment Act, 1985 (1986), 13 C.L.R. 173
  • Go on a Trip: With Arbitration, (May 1997), 13 Construction L.L. No. 5,4
  • What Does the Privilege Clause Really Mean in Calls for Tenders?, Inaugural Conference
    (Canadian College of Construction Lawyers Inc. 1998)
  • Factum Submitted on Behalf of the Appellant M.J.B. Enterprises Ltd. (1998), 38 C.L.R. (2d) 24
    (M.J.B.Enterprises Ltd. v. Defence Construction (1951) Limited) 
  • The Supreme Court of Canada Defines the Privilege Clause in the Tendering Process (1999), 44 C.L.R. (2d) 207
  • Look What the British Columbia Court of Appeal Has Done to the Privilege Clause (2000) 2 C.L.R.(3d) 7
  • The Aftermath of the M.J.B. Enterprises Ltd. Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (2000), 3 C.L.R. (3d) 268
  • What's New in Tendering 2000-2001, in The Essential Curriculum in Construction Law: Three Key Courses
    (Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, 2001)
  • The M.J.B Enterprises Ltd. Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada: Defining the Meaning of the Privilege Clause and Obligations of Those Who Call for Tenders, in Hot Topics in Ontario, Construction Law
    (Lorman Education Services, Eau Claire, Wisc., 2000) 
  • What's New in Tendering, in 4th Annual Conference, (Canadian College of Construction Lawyers Inc. Toronto, 2001) 
  • What's New in Tendering (2002), 11 C.L.R. (3d) 305
  • Does Pre-Qualification of Tenderers Limit the Use of the Privilege Clause?, Legal Update,
    The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers Newsletter, L.U.C. #26 (2003) 
  • Is A Rose A Rose By Any Other Name? (or simply put, Is A Request For Proposal A Call For Tenders?) (2003) 23 C.L.R. (3d)114
  • Unforeseen Circumstances and the Privilege Clause (2004) 27 C.L.R. (3d) 127
  • Update on Tendering, 2004, International Construction Law Review
  • Builders' Lien Presentation (2005), 43 C.L.R. (3d) 6 
  • The Law of Tendering (2005), 43 C.L.R. (3d) 167
  • Update on Tendering (2005) 38 C.L.R. (3d) 169 
  • In conjuction with his research lawyer, Barbra E. Cotton, an article entitled Enforcement of Letters Rogatory Issued by a Foreign Arbitration Tribunal published in the Advocates Quarterly (2005) 
  • Professional Biography of Robert H. Mckercher, Q.C. (2005), 40 C.L.R. (3d) 321
  • Owners Discretion Rightly Limited Further (2006), 50 C.L.R. (93d) 11
  • A Nefarious Practice (2006), 54 C.L.R. (3d) 155
  • Liability of Tender-Calling Authority to Non-Privity Party, Construction Law Letter, Vol. 22, No. 4, March, April 2006
  • Is an Interim Certificate for Payment Equivalent to Real Money?, the CONSTRUCTOR 2007,
    the Inaugural Calgary Construction Association Magazine
  • The Law of Tendering - The Canadian Advantage, Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers (2007) J.C.C.L.
  • Double N Earthmovers - A New Direction for the Supreme Court of Canada? (2007) 61 C.L.R. (3d) 163 
  • Book Review: Kirsh‘s Index to Canadian Construction Law Literature (2007),57 C.L.R. (3d) 161
  • Construction Law: Recent Developments of Importance: Protect the Integrity of the Tendering System, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (12th ed.,2008), (13th ed.,2009), (14th ed.,2010) 
  • Construction Law: Recent Developments of Importance: Supreme Court of Canada Rules on the Effect of Exclusion Clauses, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Dictionary, (15th ed., 2001) (17th ed. 2012) 
  • Construction Law: Recent Developments of Importance: Protect the Integrity of the Tendering System, The Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (10th ed., 2008) (11th ed., 2009) (12th ed.,2010) 
  • Construction Law: Recent Developments of Importance: Supreme Court of Canada Rules on the Effect of The Exclusion Clauses, The Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (13th ed,2011) 
  • Update on the Builders' Liens Act, 2008 Canadian College of Construction Lawyers’ Construction 
    Liens Across Canada 
    2009 Update
  • The Law of Tendering: Protect the Integrity of the Tendering System (2010), 84 C.L.R. (3d) 155
  • The Supreme Court of Canada Protects the Tendering System (2011), 100 C.L.R. (3d) 155
  • Proper Tender Closing Procedures, Construction Law Letter (2010)
  • Submission to the National Post as requested regarding a rebuttal of a decision related to a construction matter


  • Part II Alberta, Chapter 4 - Construction Liens, Canadian Forms and Precedents: Debtor/Creditor 
    (LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2nd ed. 2008)

Expert Testimony

  • Provided expert testimony on builders’ lien matters before:
          The Law Society of Alberta
          The American Arbitration Association


  • Calgary Construction Association 
    • Conducted numerous seminars over the last 30 plus years for the Calgary Construction Association on builders’ liens, tendering, and other related construction matters 
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta
    •  Conducted numerous seminars on builders’ liens and other construction related matters
    •  Speaker at numerous Provincial meetings of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta 
  • Alberta Construction Association 
    • Conducted numerous seminars for the Alberta Construction Association on various topics including builders’ liens and other matters for over 30 years, including 10 years on the faculty of the Alberta Construction Association Construction Law Seminars including builders’ lien presentations 
  • Canadian Construction Association
    • Speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Construction Association 
  • Other Various Association Seminars: 
    • Alberta Mechanical Contractors Association 
    • Alberta Electrical Contractors Association 
    • British Columbia Mechanical Contractors Association 
    • Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors 
    • Edmonton Construction Association 
    • Red Deer Construction Association 
    • Grande Prairie Construction Association 
    • Medicine Hat Construction Association
    • Lethbridge Construction Association 
    • Lloydminster Construction Association 
    • Northwest Territories Construction Association 
    • Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada
    • Western Wood Truss Association of Alberta
    • American Association of Cost Engineers 
    • Alberta Roofing Contractors Association 
    • Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia 
    • A.N.R. (American)
  • University of Alberta Law School
  • University of Calgary Law School
  • University of Calgary Department of Engineering
  • Urban Development Institute
  • Infonex
  • Construction and Engineering Leadership Conference
  • Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Project Management Institute 
  • Pacific Business and Law Institute 
  • York Communications
  • The Canadian Institute 
  • Lorman Education Services 
  • LexisNexis and Reed Construction Data
  • Insight Information 
  • The ADR Institute of Canada National Conference 
  • Buildex - Calgary and Edmonton
  • Federated Press - Construction Contracting
  • Government of the Northwest Territories, Project Management -Conference Public Works and Services
  • Chaired Western Canadian Superconference for several years
  • Present builders’ lien and tendering presentations and other construction related seminars for companies involved in the construction industries