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Best Practices for Contract Administration and Adjudication


Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Ontario has ushered in the new Construction Act, with amendments to statutory remedies and timelines. Architects practising in the province should be well-versed in how the latest changes impact the delivery of their services. This session will examine the role and obligations of architects in administering construction contracts on behalf of their clients, and how prompt payment and adjudication affect those obligations. It will focus on the strict timeframes imposed by the Construction Act, the intersection of statutory adjudication and the contractual authority of the architect as the decision-maker, and the potential involvement of the architect in adjudication as a witness.

This webinar will be available with live closed captioning.

Learning Objectives

1) Gain a general understanding of the new Construction Act, and when it applies to a project.

2) Learn about the new prompt payment rules and how they affect an architect’s obligations to administer the construction contract on the client’s behalf, including how to assist the client with compliance with strict timeframes and notice requirements.

3) Learn about statutory adjudication and its impacts on an architects duty to interpret contract documents and make decisions. In addition, learn how an architect may be asked to assist in the adjudication by the parties and/or adjudicator.

4) Understand the new Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contract (ODACC) process for adjudication.

Speaker(s)

Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee (Glaholt Bowles LLP, partner) is a Law Society of Ontario certified construction law specialist. Andrea obtained her B.Arch from the University of Toronto and LL.B from Queen’s University. She acts for all parties in the construction industry in litigation, arbitration, mediation and contract matters. She teaches construction law at Queen’s University and Osgoode (Professional LLM). Andrea is Chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Section. She is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and a member of RAIC, CAWIC, CanBIM, and Advocates Society. She is recognized by Lexpert, Best Lawyers and Benchmark Litigation.

Patricia Joseph

Patricia Joseph (Glaholt Bowles LLP, Associate) joined the firm as a litigator in 2020. Previously, Patricia summered, articled, and practised at a large, full-service firm in Toronto. Patricia has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court and has broad experience representing clients in a range of litigation matters. Most recently, Patricia successfully represented a client in one of the first adjudications in Ontario since the new Construction Act came into force.

Registration Fee

OAA Architect, LTOAA:  $39 + HST
OAA Interns:  $29 + HST
Non-Members: $59 + HST  

To register, click here

** Registration will be closed on February 24 at 11:59 PM. **

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