Leanna Olson

Associée | Calgary

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Owners’ set-off rights against Part B of the lien fund are contractual, not equitable

Recently the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench clarified that contractual set-off is available to an owner as against Part B of a lien fund even if the set-off amounts are unrelated to work performed by subcontractors that have registered liens,...

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Important clauses in construction contracts in light of COVID-19

The arrival of the full effects of COVID-19 to North America has provided a sobering reminder of why certain provisions are included in construction contracts. These provisions may not be ones that parties would focus on in ordinary times (as...

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Important clauses in construction contracts – Part 1

Construction contracts are crucial to mitigating risks for all parties involved and preventing future disputes. However, there are a number of common pitfalls that can be avoided with prior planning and careful drafting. Some key considerations and clauses that construction...

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Réalisation de projet intégrée : la collaboration avant tout

La réalisation de projet intégrée (« RPI ») est un mode collaboratif de passation de contrats de construction qui diffère fondamentalement de la méthode traditionnelle de planification, d’établissement des coûts, de conception et d’exécution de projets appliquée par les maîtres d’ouvrage, les...

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Le CCDC présente le contrat de réalisation de projet intégrée

Un nouveau contrat type de construction, soit CCDC 30 – Contrat de réalisation de projet intégrée, sera bientôt lancé par le CCDC[1]. Il s’agit d’un nouveau modèle de contrat visant les projets de construction. Ce contrat type permet aux maîtres...

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CCDC Introduces Integrated Project Delivery Contract

Construction Economist, CCDC Introduces Integrated Project Delivery Contract, Pg. 34

A new standard construction contract called the Integrated Project Delivery Contract, also known as CCDC 30 will soon be released by the CCDC. This will introduce a new model of contract for construction projects. The standard form contract guides owners,...

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CCDC Introduces Integrated Project Delivery Contract

A new standard construction contract, called CCDC 30 — Integrated Project Delivery Contract, will soon be released by the CCDC[1] and introduces a new model of contract for construction projects.  The standard form contract guides owners, architects, contractors and other...

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International Comparative Legal Guide to: Construction & Engineering Law 2018

William Kenny et Leanna Olson, avec la collaboration de Fergus Schappert, Andréanne Sansoucy, Nick Willis et Haley Edmonds, sont les coauteurs du chapitre sur le Canada dans le guide juridique International Comparative Legal Guide to: Construction & Engineering Law 2018....

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The Time Limit for Making Claims

The Alberta Limitations Act[1] sets time limits within which a party may commence an action. After a limitation period has expired, potential defendants need no longer be concerned about stale claims haunting them because the claim will be time-barred. Subject...

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Refresher on Extras and Back Charges: Impact Painting Ltd v Man-Shield (Alta) Construction Inc

During the course of a construction project, the question often arises as to what is a valid extra and what is a valid back charge. These issues were discussed in some detail in the recent Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench...

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There are new changes to the Ontario Construction Lien Act!

If you have projects in Ontario or wish to see the latest legislative amendments, Bill 142 amending the Construction Lien Act has received Royal Assent and the Act, as amended, can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website. Note that...

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Lien Periods for Work Done On Oil Sands Projects in Alberta

In Davidson Well Drilling Ltd. (Receiver of) v Bank of Montreal, 2016 ABQB 416 (the “Davidson Well Case”), the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench indicated that general improvements on oil sands mining projects that involve the drilling of exploratory oil...

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Prompt Payment for Federal Projects

Construction Canada

Prompt payment legislation is intended to keep cash flowing down the construction pyramid, from the owner to the contractor and its subcontractors and suppliers.

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Prompt Payment for Federal Projects

Prompt Payment legislation is intended to keep cash flowing down the construction pyramid from the owner to the contractor and its subcontractors and suppliers.  So far, no province has enacted prompt payment legislation. An attempt was made in Ontario a...

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International Comparative Legal Guide to Construction & Engineering Law 2016

William Kenny and Leanna Olson authored the chapter for Canada in this guide covering issues in construction and engineering laws and regulations for a number of jurisdictions, with contributions from Fergus Schappert and Andréanne Sansoucy. Click here to download the chapter.

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