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Construction & Design Alliance of Ontario Procurement Day 2024

The Construction & Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO) is pleased to bring stakeholders and the industry together in person for Procurement Day 2024.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Where: BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Avenue, Toronto

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Who should attend?

This event will be of value to public sector employees and client groups involved in the procurement of infrastructure projects, along with the CDAO member organizations.

Click here to view agenda and details.

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Identifying the Best Procurement Method for Your Projects

One of the key objectives of the CDAO is identifying effective contract language that allows for the most successful project collaboration between the owner, designer and contractors for the various types of construction projects in the province. This session will be structured in a workshop format to allow all participants to provide direct input into the most efficient and ineffective approaches they have seen on past projects and to address the challenges related to Risk Management, Design Services and Construction Services. The workshop will also address the challenges of prequalification, bid evaluations, and how to implement Quality-based Selection.

Moderators:

Giovanni Cautillo – OGCA

Bart Kanters – RMCAO

Innovative Procurement Practices from COVID 19

Labour shortages, supply chain pressures and unique new safety requirements were some of the key challenges of our industry’s experience with COVID-19 over the past three years. This session focuses on the new and innovative approaches that the Ontario Construction Industry developed during these challenging times and highlights how these new approaches can be implemented in future construction work to increase project efficiency and quality.

Presenters:

Nadia Todorova – RCCAO

Andrew Pariser – RESCON

Peter Smith – HCAT

Carolyn Francis – ACEC Ontario

 

How to Effectively Implement an E-Permitting System within Your Municipality

The transformative power of electronic permitting (e-permitting) within Ontario’s municipalities plays a pivotal role in refining processes and overall municipal service delivery. As Ontario continues to embrace digital solutions, e-permitting emerges as a key player in promoting efficiency, transparency, and accessibility in local government operations. This session will provide an overview of e-permitting, key features, and integration within Ontario’s municipal landscape, focusing examples and regulatory frameworks guiding their adoption. Specifically, this session will examine how e-permitting streamlines municipal processes in Ontario, from reducing application processing times to optimizing resource allocation, thereby enhancing the speed and quality of service delivery.

Presenter:

Jakko Turtianinen – Cloudpermit, North America

 

What Does the Supreme Court Ruling on the City of Sudbury Case Mean to You?

On November 10, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision on a landmark case that deals with actions on a jobsite that may qualify a project Owner as an “employer” under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). This presentation will review the findings of the Supreme Court case and outline the possible steps that Owners should take to ensure that they have conducted the necessary due diligence required for OHSA conformance. The presentation will also highlight some of the significant impacts of this split decision on the construction industry.

Presenter:

Patrick Groom– McMillan LLP

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Registration Details

Space is limited: Register early to avoid disappointment. The $75 (plus HST) registration fee includes all sessions, refreshment breaks, and lunch, along with complimentary parking and wifi.

Cancellations: In writing only, up to ten (10) business days before the event, after which we regret that we cannot refund your registration fee.

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