John Haythorne is a leading construction, infrastructure and procurement lawyer and past National Co-Chair of Dentons Canada’s Infrastructure and PPP group. He practises in the areas of construction, engineering and infrastructure, with special emphasis on negotiating, drafting and advising on contracts. He is particularly experienced in public-private partnerships, advising owners on the structure and administration of procurement and legal issues relating to design and construction. He has acted for municipal, healthcare authorities and the Province of British Columbia advising on the law relating to tenders, requests for proposals and complex procurements. John began his career practising in construction litigation. John is a Registered Professional Engineer, and prior to entering law he worked as a Professional Engineer on infrastructure projects. His unique background as an engineer allows him to focus on practical and workable solutions for clients. From 1997 to 1998, John was the President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He then served on the national Canadian Council of Professional Engineers from 2000 to 2002. John is a frequent lecturer on all matters relating to construction law, procurement and P3s.
On September 28, 2015, the Two Rivers Lodging Group was awarded an eight-year, approximately $470-million contract with BC Hydro to design, build, partially finance, maintain and operate a worker accommodation complex in conjunction with BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project.