Rising construction costs as a result of COVID-19
Background The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to the construction industry as a whole. Backlogs in supply, commodity pricing, local market disruption, and an increase in demand and labour costs, have all resulted in a significant rise in construction...
Landlords and tenants: Navigating leasehold interests, liens and the Construction Act
Changes to the Construction Act (formerly the Construction Lien Act) (the “Act”) include new provisions, which: expose a landlord’s interests in premises to liens arising from a tenant’s work where a landlord and tenant agree in a lease or any...
Government amends Regulation suspending limitation periods to allow for release of holdback under Ontario’s Construction Act
On April 1, 2020 we wrote about O.Reg. 73/20 which suspended limitation periods imposed by any Ontario law retroactive to March 16, 2020. We noted that if the effect of O. Reg. 73/20 applies to suspend the time for liens...
COVID-19 and release of holdback under Ontario’s Construction Act
UPDATE: The issues raised in this advisory have been addressed by Ontario’s issuance of O.Reg.137/20. Here is a link to our communique on O.Reg. 137/20. On March 17, 2020 the Ontario Government declared a state of emergency. On March...
COVID-19 and Construction Contracts
Review your agreements, document project events encountered due to COVID-19, and respect contract (and notice) rights and time periods We are indeed experiencing unprecedented times. The potential legal impacts of COVID-19, including government measures taken in response to the pandemic,...
Report on the Construction Lien Act
On September 26, 2016 the Ontario Government released a report on Ontario’s Construction Lien Act entitled “Striking the Balance: Expert Review of Ontario’s Construction Lien Act” (the “Report”). The Report was prepared after consultation with various stakeholders and includes 100 recommendations...
Drafting Supplementary Conditions
Canadian Consulting Engineer, March/April 2012
Tendering: What You Need to Know
The Condo Voice, Spring 2012
Due Diligence and the Tendering Process
Dražen Bulat presents a lecture on Tendering Law to the Ontario Association of School Business Officials on November 5, 2010
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Dražen Bulat presents a lecture on “Minimizing Risks at the Pre-Tender Stage” to the Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange on November 4, 2010
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Renovations: Competitive Bidding
If You Bid It, They Will Come
Dražen F. Bulat
Partner | Toronto, Vaughan