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“No surprises” planned in construction labour laws as new Ontario labour minister reaches out to building trades

Ontario Construction News staff writer Ontario’s new labour minister Monte McNaughton says he intends to focus on building dialogue with organized labour and will not impose any surprises on the industry, indicating that jarring changes to the province’s construction labour laws will not occur under his watch. In a pre-Labour Day interview, he said among […]

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stock image adrADR Chambers sets out rules and system for qualifying as Ontario Construction Act adjudicators

Ontario Construction News staff writer ADR Chambers has set out the rules for becoming an adjudicator under the Ontario Construction Act, and has invited individuals interested in the adjudication opportunity to sign up for a two-day program in Toronto as part of the qualifying process. ADR Chambers is the only Authorized Nominating Agency that can […]

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As Toronto condo tower rises from the ground, developers seek approval to tack on an extra two storeys

Ontario Construction News staff writer Developers have applied to tack on an extra two storeys to a Toronto condo project, well after construction started almost two years ago. A new planning application by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Turner Fleischer Architects seeks a change in the structure’s height in exchange for some concessions to the city, […]

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The 10% solution
clive thurstonBy Clive Thurston President, Ontario General Contractors Association Fans of Arthur Conan Doyle and his character Sherlock will know what the 10 per cent solution is about. However, in construction, it has a slightly different meaning. After substantial completion, it is contemplated that there is about 10 per cent of the project to complete, which […]

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