COVID-19 AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

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Lockdown Part 2: OHSA Inspectors at your Work Site – What to Expect and How to React during COVID-19

By Attorney Jeremy Power *Since Toronto and Peel have resumed lockdown measure, we are providing an updated version of this article for CRCA readers* Employers have a lot of responsibility when it comes to workplace safety. Paramount among these responsibilities is to take every reasonable precaution for the safety of workers – no easy task […]

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Construction Law and Bankruptcy: Two Key Things to Know

The construction industry, like most if not at all industries, has been gravely affected by the pandemic. Whether you’re a supplier, general contractor, subcontractor, or any other member of the myriad roles the construction industry contains, chances are high that you’ve been affected in some way by bankruptcy or restructuring amongst your colleagues this year. […]

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Ontario Announces COVID-19 “Resilience” Infrastructure Funding

By Attorney Jeremy Power In Toronto last week, Premier Doug Ford announced funding for infrastructure projects in the province. Ontario will provide up to $1.05 billion in combined federal and provincial funds through the new “COVID-19  Resilience Infrastructure Stream” , aiming to  build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and […]

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Contrats de sous-traitance : contrôler les imprévus et prévenir les différends

Une conception rependue dans le secteur de la construction est qu’un projet sur vingt sera potentiellement problématique. En matière de sous-traitance, les problèmes peuvent être multiples, allant par exemple d’un retard imputable à un autre quart de métier, en passant par une dispute avec l’entrepreneur général à l’égard du paiement. Bien que la discussion soit […]

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Prompt Payment Legislation in Canada

Last October, Ontario reformed the Construction Act (formerly the Construction Lien Act) by introducing a new prompt payment and adjudication regime in the province. These changes were the final step in a three-year legislative process, the culmination of an effort to reduce payment delays in the construction industry. Alberta is enacting similar measures – that […]

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Government of Ontario Introduces Massive Infrastructure Spending Bill

In a press release issued last week, Doug Ford’s government introduced a proposed spending bill that would accelerate the construction of key infrastructure projects throughout the province. The Ontario Rebuilding and Recovery Act is aimed at supporting the building of better-connected highways and transit networks, along with the building of more affordable housing. Premier Ford […]

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HVAC Professionals: Controlling Customer Expectations Through Contracts

The rule of thumb in construction is that one out of every 20 customers will be problematic.  The issues could be as simple as a customer not being satisfied with the performance of the HVAC system or it could involve a dispute regarding payment.  Although customer service is always the first line of defense, it […]

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5G: Game-Changing Technology for Construction Projects

What is 5G? 5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks enabling a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together, including machines, objects, and devices. 5G wireless technology is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak […]

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Ontario – Record Number of Labour Inspectors Being Deployed

The government of Ontario recently announced that there will be a record increase in frontline health and safety inspectors. These inspectors will be tasked with ensuring that workplaces throughout Ontario are adhering to both normal health and safety laws, like the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), and new government regulations pertaining to the COVID-19 […]

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3 Provisions to Include in Your Residential Roofing Contract

A contract can be a roofer’s best friend because it will contain terms that will assist the roofer in collecting money or defending claims. Although this article will not discuss all the provisions needed in a good residential roofing contract, it will focus on three important provisions that every residential roofing contract should include. 1. Notice […]

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