Ontario Construction News staff writer How will the adjudication provisions under the new Ontario Construction Act impact the way subtrades, general contractors and owners resolve their disputes? There are many unanswered questions about the actual impact of the adjudication provisions set...
By Sarah Jean Maher Special to Ontario Construction News It has been an exciting couple years for Jennifer Drake. The University of Toronto professor was named a 2019 Engineers Canada honouree last month, received a Young Engineer medal from Professional Engineers...
Today, Ontario Construction News starts publishing on a daily schedule. Each morning at 10 a.m. you’ll find a fresh issue on the ontarioconstructionnews.com website with current news, in-depth features, and leads and opportunities provided by DataBid.com. “Our newspaper has been designed...
The Carpenters District Council of Ontario (CCDO) has co-ordinated a set of events to raise awareness of tax fraud and the proliferation of the underground economy in the construction industry. The GTA events, scheduled for the US tax filing deadline...
By Susan Haldane Special to Ontario Construction News For Eugene Gutierrez and his family, there’s one reason and many reasons to be involved in Steps for Life. Eugene’s father Eulogio was killed when he was struck by a piece of mobile...
Ontario Construction News has published its April 24 weekly edition, as the province's newest construction newspaper prepares to become a daily publication on May 1. You can view the most recent issue with page turning software here. "We're just a week...
How will the new adjudication procedures under the new Ontario Construction Act affect the way construction disputes and payment provisions are resolved? The answer is there is much uncertainty, especially since the ground-breaking provisions are new to Canada and will...
Fresh from his provincial budget delivery, Ontario premier Doug Ford showed up at the Ontario General Contractors’ Association (OGCA) Symposium on April 12 to tout his government’s “open for business” initiatives, with a focus on “cutting red tape and...
Ontario Construction News is gearing up for its daily publication launch on Wednesday, May 1. “We’ve been publishing weekly in April as we prepare for the incredible challenge of producing a daily newspaper exclusively focusing on Ontario’s construction industry,” said...
What can we learn from the rapid evolution of electronic bidding and procurement systems? The relatively new processes are faster, easier to administer and encourage additional bids – but contractors and suppliers continue to make some stupid mistakes, say representatives...
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