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By Mark Buckshon Publisher, Ontario Construction News Recently one of our clients advertising Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSP) received a disturbing response from a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) project manager, who emailed the contractor: “The publication needs to be with the...
Ontario Construction News staff writer One word – uncertainty – describes Ontario’s architectural, engineering and construction community’s sense of COVID-19’s impact as the pandemic approaches the fall and winter seasons. As the pandemic heads into its second six months, he province...
Ontario Construction News staff writer The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) says the new Construction Act continues to create challenges for contractors in regards to the process for submitting a Proper Invoice, specifically with Hydro One Networks Inc.’s standard contract...
Ontario Construction News staff writer A new report prepared for the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) bolsters the case for adoption of a harmonized and digitized e-permitting system that would help municipalities speed-up the approval processes for new housing builds in...
Ontario Construction News staff writer Communication, contract language and risk analysis/planning are vital for contractors seeking to avoid COVID-19 business pitfalls in navigating contracts, bonding and risk relationships in the post-pandemic era. Lawyers from McMillan LLP and insurance/bonding representatives from Marsh...