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COVID-19 contract language: Should the contractor take all the risk?

Ontario Construction News staff writer This is a story of COVID-19 and contract language and, according to the Ontario General Contractors’ Association (OGCA), it demonstrates the challenges of dealing with one-sided clauses and unreasonable risk transference from owners to contractors. Fortunately, it has a happy ending. “The contractor has informed me that they (the University […]

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Site locations announced for modular housing developments expected to open this fall in Toronto

Ontario Construction News staff writer Toronto’s modular housing initiative is on track to provide stable, affordable, high quality housing and support services to 100 people currently experiencing homelessness by fall 2020. City and CreateTO staff evaluated city-owned land across Toronto, using criteria that included local demand for affordable housing, development potential of the site, local […]

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Kazim Kanani to be inducted into CSC College of Fellows

Ontario Construction News staff writer Toronto specification writer Kazim Kanani has been nominated and elected to Construction Specification Canada (CSC)’s College of Fellows, a status that CSC says “honours a member’s achievements and contributions to the profession and the association.” “The College of Fellows is composed of members who have demonstrated outstanding and exemplary professionalism, […]

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Can Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning be applied to review construction contract documents?

By Josh Levy Special to Ontario Construction News It is well documented that the construction Industry is way behind the curve when it comes to adopting and embracing technological advancement. Simply put, other major industries are earlier adopters of tech trends. The construction industry’s cultural nuances and other underpinnings which explain the “why” behind this […]

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DataBid: Current project leads and opportunities

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