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Law Meets Engineering: From "Load Cases" to "Case Loads"

Attend a round-table discussion bringing together jurists and engineers on project management legal conflicts in the construction industry

Date & time
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Registration is closed


David L. Cameron, Hellen Christodoulou and Tommie Anne Côté


This event is free


Ali Akgunduz

Wheel chair accessible


Law Meets Engineering series

Concordia University's Jurist-in-Residence, Morton S. Minc, invites you to the roundtable discussion: From Load Cases to Case Loads, as part of the Law Meets Engineering lectures series organized by the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Important Note

This conference will be presented in hybrid mode: you can either attend in-person or virtually (Zoom). You can make your pick during registration.

Construction can sometimes lead to litigious situations in connection with design, execution of works and project management. When mediation, litigation before the courts or private arbitration ensue, lawyers and engineers must know and carry out their respective roles and responsibilities toward resolution of the conflict.

This conference takes the form of a round-table discussion bringing together jurists and engineers to compare notes and share insights into the technical origins of conflicts, processes of dispute resolution and technical and legal principles applicable, as viewed from their various perspectives.

The panel includes:

  • David L. Cameron, justice at the Court of Quebec with a background and an ongoing interest in construction matters, defending design professionals and acting for construction claimants and insurers.
  • Hellen Christodoulou, ing, BCL., LL.B, MBA, a lecturer at the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science at Concordia University and renowned expert in structural engineering, law and dispute resolution
  • Tommie Anne Côté, LL.B a lawyer specializing in construction litigation and dispute resolution

The conference has been designed for the benefit both of students and of professionals, including those already engaged in the practice and those entering the field who wish to orient their ongoing education and carrer development within it.

Participants will be encouraged to join in the discussion during question periods and by networking at the close of the formal programme.

Judge David L. Cameron

Judge David L. Cameron has served on the Court of Québec in its Civil Division since 2008 hearing cases and presiding judicial mediations in a vast range of conflicts in civil, consumer and commercial law and in the Court's Administrative and Appeal Division (DAA) since 2011. As a member of the Québec Bar from 1984 to 2008, he specialised in construction matters, defending design professionals and acting for construction claimants and insurers. He combined this with a general litigation and small-business practice. Judge Cameron was a sessional lecturer for several years in civil procedure and evidence before his appointment to the bench. He participates frequently as a guest lecturer and panelist in a variety of professional and academic settings.

Dr. Hellen Christodoulou

Dr. Hellen Christodoulou brings 40 years of experience in the field of bridges and major bridge structures across Canada and the US, in the conceptualization, design, rehabilitation and supervision of major bridge projects, including superstructure and infrastructure design. She has worked with engineering firms and major construction entities in the construction industry, and government and municipal authorities. She is considered a leading court expert in the field of forensic analysis of bridge and large infrastructure projects. As Director of Steel Market and Industry Development for the Canadian Steel Construction Institute, a technical organization for the steel construction industry in Canada Steel, Dr. Christodoulou is the voice of the Steel Construction Industry in Canada in the areas of innovation, leadership, steel design and construction.

Me Tommie Anne Côté

Me Tommie Anne Côté focuses her practice on the defence of various professionals, mainly engineers. She handles complex civil and professional liability cases, and arbitration in the fields of construction and insurance. She is a seasoned lawyer with experience pleading before most of the Quebec courts, including administrative tribunals and the Quebec Court of Appeal, in both civil and penal matters.

Verification of the admissibility of this lecture (for 1.5 hours) has been submitted to the Bar of Quebec.

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