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Canadian Construction Association mobilizes members to oppose government-owned enterprises

January 30, 2018 Canadian Construction Association

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) announced in an email to its board members, partner associations and corporate members that it has advised the government of Canada of its opposition to government-owned or controlled entities competing for construction contracts. Most recently,

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Contractors and the Law: Breaking up is hard to do

June 20, 2017 Krista Johanson

A recent Ontario court decision illustrates the expected – and unexpected – challenges that arise when one party wishes to end a contractual relationship. In Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc. v. Metrolinx, 2017 ONSC 2372, Bombardier had entered into a $770-million contract

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Contractors & the Law: An estimate is never “just an estimate”

February 28, 2017 Krista Johanson

Risk allocation under cost-plus contracts is not always well understood by the parties who enter into them. Contractors sometimes believe they are entitled to payment for all costs incurred to perform the work, and owners sometimes believe a contractor is

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Stuart Olson awarded $250M in new contracts

January 23, 2017 On-Site Magazine

Stuart Olson Inc. announced that it has been awarded approximately $250 million in new contracts. Stuart Olson’s Buildings Group has secured construction management contracts to retrofit existing facilities at two large post-secondary institutions in Western Canada. The two new projects have

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Stuart Olson Industrial Group awarded $130M in new contracts

November 7, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Stuart Olson Inc. announced two new maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) contract awards valued at an estimated $130 million for its Industrial Group segment. The awards include a contract estimated at $100 million to provide MRO services to a longstanding oil

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Stuart Olson Buildings Group awarded $105M in new contracts

September 21, 2016 On-Site Magazine

Stuart Olson Inc.’s Buildings Group has been awarded approximately $105 million in new contracts. These awards encompass both public infrastructure and private commercial projects in Western Canada, and includes $40 million of construction work for a large post-secondary institution. The balance

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Substantial compliance can be pretty strict: complying with terms of tender

June 22, 2016 Dirk Laudan & John Pratt

  A “discretion clause” in terms of tender can give the owner the discretion to overlook technical non-compliance by bids, and allow them to accept bids unless they are materially or substantially non-compliant. Notwithstanding this, a decision by the British Columbia

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St. Lawrence Erectors lands two contracts for major infrastructure projects in Montreal

May 2, 2016 by Corinne Lynds

SAINT-GEORGES, QC— St. Lawrence Erectors Inc., a Canam Group Inc. subsidiary, announced that it has signed agreements totalling $35M for the rehabilitation of the Jacques Cartier Bridge and the installation of the Lachine Canal Bridge as part of the Turcot reconstruction

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Is there an L&M bond? Maybe you should ask . . .

April 26, 2016 By Dirk Laudan & Alexander Bjornson

Labour and material payment bonds protect unpaid subcontractors where the contractor that hired them becomes insolvent or otherwise fails to make payment. The protection provided by such bonds can vanish, however, when claimants do not know about them. Many construction

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Contractor claims for owner interference

February 10, 2016 By: John Pratt and Lauren Kristjanson

Regardless of its size or scope, two elements are essential to a contractor’s ability to successfully complete any construction project: access to the work site; and the freedom to carry out the work without interference. An owner’s attempt to constrain