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2019 Construction Adjudication Symposium Significant Change - Time for Alignment

"...an ideal opportunity for construction professionals and stakeholders across Canada to knowledge share on prompt payment, and the established ethos of adjudication as an internationally recognized method of dispute resolution."

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Date:
Wed 29 May 2019
Time:
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Venue:
Vantage Venues, 150 King Street West, 16th Floor, Toronto, M5H 1J9
CPD:
6.5 hours formal CPD

$445 CA

Presented by CIArb & RICS Ontario Chapter

Purpose

This symposium will study the development of Prompt Payment and Construction Adjudication, its introduction to Canada, its wider potential use on Federal government contracts, what this means for construction in parallel with the UK experience over the last two decades.

Experience

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and its Event Partner the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) are two of the largest Adjudicator Nominating Bodies (ANB's) in the UK. Both the CIArb and RICS are internationally recognized in the training and development of Adjudicators.

Attendees

Contract Administrators, Payment Certifiers, Arbitrators, Adjudicators, Mediators, Contract Managers, Project Managers, Lawyers, Owners, Developers, General Contractors, Specialist Trades, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Supply Chain Managers, Commercial Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Surety Professionals, Architects, Engineers, Underwriters, Risk Managers, Claims Managers and Construction Analysts.

Presenters:

  • Andrew Heal, Partner, Heal & Co. LLP
  • Brendan Bowles, Partner, Glaholt LLP
  • Bruce Reynolds, Partner, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Christopher Moran, Director, EllisDon Capital at EllisDon
  • Clive Thurston, President, Ontario General Contractors Association
  • Emilio bisceglia, Principal, Bisceglia & Associates
  • Geza R. Banfai, Counsel, McMillan LLP & Director of the Canadian Construction Association
  • Glenn W. Ackerley, Partner & Chair of the Construction Practice Group, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Howard Krupat, Partner, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Howard Wise, Partner, Goodmans LLP
  • Dr. John Fletcher, Head of ADR, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • John Hughes, Immediate Past President, RICS Global
  • John Mollenhauer, President & CEO, Toronto Construction Association
  • Kenneth W. Movat, Partner, Fogler Rubinoff LLP
  • Marcia J. Oliver, Partner, Advocates LLP
  • Matt Ainley, Chair, General Contractors Alliance of Canada
  • Matthew Alter, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Paul Raboud, Chair of Ontario General Contractors Association
  • Dr. Paul Tichauer, Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Canada Branch
  • Raymond Bassett, Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, Travelers
  • Richard Wong, Partner, Commercial, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Sandra Astolfo, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Sandra Skivsky, Chair, National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada
  • Sharon C. Vogel, Partner, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP  
  • Yonni Fushman, Executive Vice President, & Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Aecon Group

Hotel Accommodations:

Preferred hotel rates are available at One King West Hotel. Rates are Studio $205.00, Superier $225.00, Deluxe $259.00. To reserve accommodations, please call 1.866.470.5464 or reservations@onekingwest.com and request the 2019 Vantage Venue Corporate Rate.

Program Agenda

  • Registration and breakfast

    8:00 - 8:30am

    Opening Remarks

    8:30 - 8:35am

    Dr. Paul Tichauer, Chair, CIArb Canada Branch

    Prompt Payment Reforms Gather Momentum Across Canada

    • Background on Canadian Reforms
    • Ontario & Other Canadian Jurisdictions
    • Public Contracts & Federal Government
    • Engagement Process & Timelines

    8:35 - 9:15am

    Sharon C. Vogel, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogell LLP,
    Brendon D. Bowles, Glaholt LLP

    Worldwide Trend Towards Prompt Payment and Adjudication

    • UK Background, Latham, Enforcement & Macob
    • UK Statistics from 20 years (Issues & Outcomes)
    • International Experience & Perception
    • International Lessons Learned & Improvements

    9:15 - 9:45am

    Dr. John Fletcher, Head of ADR, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

    Networking Break

    9:45 - 10:00am

    Implications of Prompt Payment for Construction

    • Owners & Developers
    • Main Contractors & Trade Contractors
    • Suppliers & Service Providers
    • Insurers & Financiers

    10:00 - 10:40am

    Sandra Astolfo, WeirFoulds LLP,
    Matthew Alter, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

    Construction Disputes & "Nuts & Bolts" of Adjudication

    • Payment Requests & Format
    • Adjustments to Payments & Notices
    • Resolving Differences & the Authorized Nominating Authority
    • Outcomes & Options

    10:40 - 11:10am

    Howard Wise, Goodmans LLP

    Moderated Panel -

    Significance of Prompt Payment & Adjudication Reforms

    11:10 - 12:00am

    Moderator: Marcia J. Oliver, Advocates LLP,
    Panelists: Geza R. Banfai, McMillan LLP,
    Panelists: Andrew Heal, Heal & Co. LLP,
    Panelists: Raymond Bassett, VP & Chief Underwriting Officer, Travelers,
    Panelists: Clive Thurston, President, Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA)

  • Lunch & Presentation - The "Right Stuff" & the Adjudicator

    12:00 - 1:20pm

    Bruce Reynolds, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

    Interaction between Lien Provisions & Adjudication

    • Previous Practices & Outcomes
    • Requirements of the Act
    • Interactions between Liens & Adjudication
    • Preparing for the Changes

    1:20 - 2:00pm

    Howard Krupat, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP,
    Kenneth W. Movat, Fogler Rubinoff LLP

    P3's, Disputes & Adjudication

    • Relevance of P3’s
    • Current Practices & Disputes
    • Requirements of the Act
    • Independent Certifiers & Resolving Disputes

    2:0 - 2:30pm

    Public Sector representatives/bodies presenters to be announced

    Networking Break

    2:30 - 2:50pm

    Challenges for Adjudication

    • Timing, Process & Adjudicators
    • Preparation & Launch & Challenges by the Parties
    • Working with the Authorized Nominating Authority
    • Interaction with the Adjudicator

    2:50 - 3:30pm

    Yonni Fushman, EVP, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary, Aecon Group,
    Christopher Moran, EllisDon

    Preparing to Comply

    Owners & Developers
    Main Contractors & Trade Contractors
    Suppliers & Service Providers
    The Keys & Measures of Success

    3:30 - 4:00pm

    Matt Ainley, Chair, General Contractors Alliance of Canada (GCAC),
    John Mollenhauer, President & CEO, Toronto Construction Association (TCA)

    Moderated Panel

    Implications of Prompt, Payment & Adjudication

    4:00 - 5:00pm

    Moderator: Richard Wong, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP,
    Panelist: Glenn W. Ackerley, WeirFoulds LLP,
    Panelist: Emilio Bisceglia, Bisceglia & Associates,
    Panelist: Sandra Skivsky, Chair, National Trade Contractors Coalition of Canada,
    Panelist: Paul Raboud, Chair of Ontario General Contrators Association (OGCA)

    Closing Remarks

    5:00 - 5:15 pm

    John Hughes, Immediate Past President, RICS Global

  • Reception

    17:30 - 18:30pm

    Dinner

    18:30pm

    Special Guest Speaker (to be announced)

Toronto - Directions and Parking

The Symposium will be held on the 16th Floor of Vantage Venues at 150 King Street West located on the block between University Avenue and York Street. Click here for detailed directions and parking. Click here for detailed directions and parking.

Prices

  • Early Bird Non Member Rate $535 CA
  • Early Bird Professional Rate $445 CA
  • Professional Rate $495 CA
  • Non Member Rate $595 CA
  • Reception & Dinner $155 CA
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Event sponsors

  • Diamond Sponsor

    Singleton
  • Platinum Sponsor

    Adjudico
  • Platinum Sponsor

    T&T

Event Sponsors

  • Gold Sponsor

    York
  • Silver Sponsor

    Atrium
  • Silver Sponsor

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  • Event Sponsor

    BPL
  • Event Sponsor

    CIQS
  • Event Sponsor

    Construction Economist
  • Event Sponsor

    PMI Construction Community
  • Event Sponsor

    PMI
  • Event Sponsor

    Vantage

$445 CA