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CDAO Seminar and OAA Practice Tips Help Navigate the New Construction Act

The Construction & Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) is hosting a seminar, “Changing the Business: Navigating the New Construction (Lien) Act,” on May 14.
The morning event will be held at the Eagles Nest Golf Course (Maple, Ont.), bringing together architects, engineers and interior designers, along with contractors, trades, suppliers and owners/buyers of design/construction services, to explore the impact of Bill 142. Topics will include changes to contracts and agreements (including prompt payment and adjudication) as well as collective agreements that may conflict with payment timelines under the new Act. More information on the event can be found here
With regard to the new legislation, the OAA will shortly be posting Practice Tips related to construction contract administration. These include:
  • PT 10, Procedures for the Release of Statutory Lien Holdbacks–Construction Act (CA) / Construction Lien Act (CLA);
  • PT 10.1, Procedures for the Release of Statutory Lien Holdbacks–Construction Lien Act (CLA); and
  • PT 10.2, Procedures for the Release of Statutory Lien Holdbacks–Construction Act (CA).
Architects are reminded that the current Construction Lien Act continues to apply with respect to a project where:
a) a contract was entered into before July 1, 2018, regardless of when any subcontract under the contract was entered into;
b) a procurement process, if any, was commenced before July 1, 2018 by the owner of the premises; or
c) the premises are subject to a leasehold interest, and the lease was first entered into before July 1, 2018.