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This program is part of the Deconstructing Ontario's New Construction Act Series.

On October 1, 2019, the new Prompt Payment & Adjudication regimes will transform the fundamental way that construction projects operate in Ontario. You need to be prepared.

Designed and delivered by an expert faculty of construction lawyers and industry specialists – many of whom helped to write the new law – this program will provide the critical information and practical strategies that owners, general/major trade contractors, subcontractors, trades and suppliers need to confidently adapt to the new prompt payment and adjudication regimes and to manage risk.

Topics include:

  • How to prepare for the new Prompt Payment regime:
    • a walk-through of the rules, requirements and transition issues
    • an in-depth analysis of the common pitfalls and how to avoid them
    • an update on risk, the practical implications and impacts on other remedies and areas of law
  • How to prepare for the new Adjudication regime:
    • a walk-through of the new fast-track system and how to make the process work for you
    • an examination of the common pitfalls, transition issues and how to avoid them
    • step-by-step guidance to conduct and manage a claim – from determining whether a matter may be adjudicated, through to determination and enforcement
    • what happens after adjudication? – an updated review of the post-adjudication legal framework, includes the impacts on other remedies and areas of law
  • Practical insights, tips and ‘lessons learned’ from early adopters and other jurisdictions from the perspectives of:
    • owners
    • GCs/major trade contractors
    • trades/subcontractors/suppliers
  • Federal and provincial legal reforms: what has been learned thus far?
  • What’s next? Legal updates and challenges to watch out for



  • Sharon Vogel, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Geza Banfai, McMillan LLP

Faculty in the Deconstructing Ontario’s New Construction Act Series includes

  • Glenn Ackerley, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Matt Ainley, Principal, Matt Ainley Inc.
  • Matthew Alter, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Ray Bassett, Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, Surety National Accounts, Travelers Canada
  • Dante Campannelli, Legal Counsel, Black & McDonald
  • Glenn Clarke, Controller of Plant, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
  • Yonni Fushman, EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Aecon Group Inc.
  • Duncan Glaholt, FCIArb, CArb, Glaholt LLP
  • Howard Krupat, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Jerry Paglia, Director, Procurement Office, The Regional Municipality of York
  • Paul Raboud, Chair, Ontario General Contractors Association, and Director, Bird Construction
  • Bruce Reynolds, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Eric Tilley, General Counsel, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Master Charles Wiebe, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • Howard Wise, Goodmans LLP


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alexandra Karacsony at akaracsony@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay
June 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$595 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Construction and in-house lawyers
  • Litigation and real estate lawyers
  • Municipal, government and procurement professionals
  • Owners and developers
  • Builders and construction professionals
  • Project managers and contract managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Business and finance professionals
  • Insurance professionals
  • Consultants

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This program has been accredited by the CCA for
1 credit
towards Gold Seal Certification’s education requirement.

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What past attendees have said about the Construction Act program:

“Highly qualified presenters who were well prepared [and offered a] variety of perspectives.”

“Lots of good information as well as insights. All speakers were appropriate for and well-informed on the topics of the program.”

“Very good overall. How daunting this will be for an industry better at building things than [at] process [and] costs will go up to implement all of this.”

“I was very pleased with the online offering of the program – convenient and did not require any additional travel or accommodations.”

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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