August 10, 2022

Calgary’s construction demand stayed strong in first half of 2022

via Calgary Herald Calgary building permit values topped $3 billion in the first half of 2022, as construction demand across the city remained consistent with last year’s record pace. City officials processed almost 5,000 development permit applications and more than 11,000 building permits totalling $3.01 billion through June, compared with $3.32 billion a year earlier. “Developers and builders are investing more in present-day Calgary, which helps to position our city and economy for a successful future,” Stuart Dalgleish, planning and development general manager, said in a news release. Permits for new home construction were up nine per cent from a...

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August 3, 2022

The Builders’ Lien Act is changing to the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (the “PPCLA”) on August 29, 2022. Are you ready for it?

The Builders’ Lien Act is changing to the Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (the “PPCLA”) on August 29, 2022. Are you ready for it? In preparing for the implementation of the PPCLA it is important to review your internal practices and procedures to ensure your company can track and manage the deadlines and requirements of the PPCLA. Below are some practical issues to consider: Your invoice may need to be changed to meet the requirements of a Proper Invoice under the PPCLA.  A “Proper Invoice” must include: the contractor’s name and business address; the date of the proper invoice...

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August 3, 2022

The Revay Review: Can Material Price Escalation be Treated as a Delay Impact Cost?

The Revay Review: Can Material Price Escalation be Treated as a Delay Impact Cost?  

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August 3, 2022

Calgary Construction Association Responds to Green Line LRT Shortlist

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- August 2, 2022 For months now, the CCA has raised concerns about the disproportionate involvement and influence of foreign consortiums and the absence of Calgary/Alberta based builders from the development of the Green Line LRT project. With this announcement and the effective dismissal of others who represented stronger local involvement our position is unchanged. The local sub contractor and supplier profile on this project was always the same so any comments being made in this regard are moot. Projects and delivery models of this nature are notoriously challenging and those who end up contracted with non-local based...

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August 3, 2022

2 consortiums shortlisted for 1st phase of Green Line LRT project

via Global News by Paula Tran & Adam MacVicar Two groups of companies have been shortlisted to help build phase one of Calgary’s Green Line LRT, the city of Calgary announced Friday. Bow Transit Connectors and City Link Partners were chosen to move onto the request for proposal (RFP) process, where they will compete to become development partners of the project. Calgary Green Line 2022. CEO of the Green Line project, Darshpreet Bhatti, said the announcement is a “very big milestone” for the project. Phase one will build the 18-kilometre stretch of the Green Line, which the city said is...

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August 3, 2022

Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs – Issue No. 3

Gowling WLG LLP has provided a Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – FAQs – Issue No. 3. These further 50 FAQs  (No. 110-160) result from questions asked about the new legislation in more than 30 webinars we presented over the last three months to various sectors of the construction industry including owners, consultants, contractors, trades, suppliers, insurers and financial institutions, so the questions reflect the interests and concerns of a broad cross section of the construction industry. It is planned to issue one more set of FAQs – before the August 29, 2022 effective date of the legislation –...

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