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Overview of OAA Communications on Construction Act

Since the changes of the new Construction Act came into effect last year, the OAA has published numerous items related to the impact on the architecture profession in Ontario. 

OAA News February 13: Construction Lien Act: Dates Announced, Draft Regulations Posted for comment

OAA Special News Bulletin February 6, 2018: Update on the Construction Lien Act

OAA News Bulletin February 14–27, 2018: Construction Lien Act Update

OAA News April 23: CDAO Seminar and OAA Practice Tips Help Navigate the New Construction Act

OAA News April 25–May 8, 2018: CDAO Seminar and OAA Practice Tips Help Navigate the New Construction Act

OAA News June 6–19, 2018: Updated Practice Tip 10 on Release of Statutory Lien Holdbacks

OAA News June 19, 2018: What Do You Need to Know About the Construction Act?

OAA News June 20–July 3, 2018: What Do You Need to Know About the Construction Act?

OAA News July 9, 2018: Ontario lawyers bracing for building law changes

OAA News August 28, 2018: Revised Practice Tips, Regulatory Notices and Contracts Available

OAA News Bulletin August 29 - September 11, 2018 Revised Practice Tips, Regulatory Notices and Contracts Available

OAA News September 26–October 9, 2018: Updated OAA 600, 601, 602 and 603 Now Available

OAA News October 24–November 6, 2018: Updated Contracts 800, 801, 900 and 901

OAA News December 14, 2018: OGCA Publishes Revamped Document 100 and new Handbook for Executives

OAA News February 6, 2019: Construction Adjudication Symposium Coming to Toronto

OAA News February 27–March 12, 2019: Adjudication Symposium

OAA News March 27–April 9, 2019: Adjudication Symposium

OAA News May 8: Construction Adjudication Symposium in Toronto This Month

OAA News May 8–June 4, 2019: Adjudication Symposium

OAA News June 6–18, 2019 Publication of Certificates of Substantial Performance

OAA News July 3–16, 2019: Prompt Payment and Adjudication

OAA News July 31–August 13, 2019 Authorized Nominating Authority announcement

OAA News August 28–September 10, 2019: Updating of OAA documents

OAA News September 6, 2019: Ontario Announces Authorized Nominating Authority

OAA News September 6, 2019: Preparing for Adjudication Changes Under the Construction Act

The following are links to descriptions of and material presented at OAA annual conferences. To access presentation files for past conferences, go to the OAA Conference Archive Page, select THE YEAR, click “VIEW PROGRAM” and then click on “ConEd PRESENTATIONS” in the right side menu. Scroll to the appropriate presentation and download it.

 

NOTE: OAA login is required, and only files the speakers authorized the OAA to post are available.

2019 OAA Conference (Quebec)

11CE- Andrea Lee, Lena Wang (Embracing Change: Practicing under the New Construction Act) – PPT

17CE - Andrew Heal (The New Construction Act. Big changes) – PPT

24CE - Drazen Bulat (Architects and the Construction Act: Consultant / Contractor)

57CE + 73CE – Glenn Ackerley (The Practical Realities of the New Construction Act) – PPT

62CE - Richard Wong, Arif Ghaffur (Construction Act & Adjudication Changes & Architects)

2018 OAA Conference (Toronto)

23CE & 55CE - Drazen Bulat (Impact of CFTA & Construction Lien Act Changes on Architects)

40CE & 50CE - Glenn Ackerley (The Construction Act: Prompt Payment, Adjudication and Liens) – PPT

Additional seminars are currently being planned for the 2020 OAA Conference in Toronto next May.

Further Resources on the Construction Act

Additional information on the Construction Act changes, including prompt payment or adjudication, can be found by referring to the following sources:
For members looking for a detailed understanding of adjudication processes—or for those with at least 10 years of experience who are considering becoming adjudicators—the following links will be of interest:
As expected, several law firms with a focus on construction law are offering webcasts and podcasts advising clients and potential clients about prompt payment and adjudication. This information may be found on the individual law firm’s websites.