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40CE - The Construction Act: Prompt Payment, Adjudication and Liens

24 May 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

This session is available on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

The new Construction Act adds prompt payment rules and adjudication of disputes to an updated construction lien regime. Learn how the Act will affect projects and your practice in this key session.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how the new changes will significantly impact how construction contracts are administered in the future.
  2. Understand how the new mandatory payment regime helps architects get paid more quickly, and creates more responsibility.
  3. See how the new dispute adjudication process will function, and the essential role architects will play.
  4. Understand how the new accounting rules for project finances increase risks for everyone.


Glenn Ackerley

Glenn Ackerley is a partner with the law firm of WeirFoulds LLP.  With almost 30 years of experience, Glenn practices exclusively in the area of construction law, representing clients from across the construction industry—including public and private owners, contractors, trades, suppliers, and design consultants. He advises on project structures, construction and consultant contracts, procurement issues, and risk-avoidance strategies, often in the role of “project lawyer”.  When disputes arise, Glenn acts for clients in construction lien and trust claims, bond claims, and construction deficiency and delay claims.  Glenn is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and has been recognized as a leading construction law practitioner in both the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada.  He is active in the construction industry, having been Chair of the Board of the Toronto Construction Association, and is now serving on the Board of the Canadian Construction Association.