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CISC is Pleased to Offer the Webinar Presented in French: COVID-19: Now What? Managing This Risk Via Contract

CISC is pleased to offer the webinar presented in French: Covid-19 et sous-traitants : ce que vous devez savoir, on Friday, May 15 at 10:00 am EDT. Maxime Cantin, partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, will address the rights and remedies available to subcontractors in connection with the covid-19 and about some precautions to take in future [...]

2020-05-12T17:33:27-04:00May 12th, 2020|

Ontario Construction Secretariat – Coronavirus Contractor Survey: Impacts and Actions

An insight on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the construction industry in Ontario The Coronavirus Contractor Survey: Impacts and Actions is released as an independent study conducted by the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS). Between April 22 and April 29, the OCS led a Contractor’s Survey of 200 ICI contractors from across Ontario. The survey provides insight [...]

2020-05-08T15:56:26-04:00May 7th, 2020|

Update on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

On April 24, the United States notified Canada of the completion of its domestic process for the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA). On the same day, USTR sent written notice to Congress informing its members that Canada and Mexico have taken measures necessary to comply with their commitments under CUSMA, and that the Agreement will enter into [...]

2020-04-30T13:56:06-04:00April 30th, 2020|

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) – Applications are open for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. How to Apply.

As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020. This wage subsidy enables businesses to re-hire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19, help prevent further [...]

2020-04-27T11:39:59-04:00April 27th, 2020|

Canadian Construction Tenders- Modifications of Dates

  Canadian Construction Tenders Please note the updated modifications of dates for the Canadian Construction Tenders (due to the COVID-19 crises) This listing is Canada’s most comprehensive listing of construction tenders, bids, RFPs, RFQs and pre-qualifications aggregated from across the country. – Listed on Journal of Commerce by Construct Connect Click here for further details [...]

2020-04-27T11:39:03-04:00April 24th, 2020|

Prime Minister Announces New Support to Protect Canadian Jobs

  April 17, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario   The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadian businesses and organizations keep their doors open, keep their employees on the payroll, and recover quickly when Canada bounces back from this crisis. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced new actions to protect Canadian jobs and provide more [...]

2020-04-21T10:56:31-04:00April 21st, 2020|

Fatigue Behaviour of Welded Shear Studs in Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges

A laboratory research program carried out at the University of Waterloo featured the testing of three large-scale steel-concrete composite beam specimens with embedded bolt shear connectors. A detailed assessment of the connector performance was made, facilitating a comparison with similar beams with welded stud connectors previously tested in the same laboratory. It is proposed that the [...]

2020-04-21T09:48:49-04:00April 21st, 2020|

Reliability Analysis of Welded Stud Shear Connectors on Simply-Supported Bridge Girders

This paper examines the reliability of welded stud shear connectors for steel-concrete composite bridge girders. A finite element model of a simply-supported bridge was created featuring link connector elements representing the shear studs. The study considered the probabilistic characteristics of the welded studs and truck loading. The example bridge was designed according to the CSA S6 [...]

2020-04-21T09:29:24-04:00April 21st, 2020|

COVID-19 Weekly Recap

  Federal The Federal Gov’t has made daily announcements to assist business and employees with the economic impact of the pandemic.  Support for business entails emergency wage subsidies, deferred payments of taxes, access to credit and support for self-employed individuals.  There are also a vast number of support programs for individuals. With respect to construction, their [...]

2020-04-15T11:57:28-04:00April 15th, 2020|

Release of Hold Payments Must Continue. Letter to Premier Jason Kenney

CISC Advocacy Snapshot - COVID-19 March 30, 2020 Letter to The Right Honourable Jason Kenney   Ontario regulation 73/20 suspended lien limitation periods and procedural time periods retroactive to March 16, 2020.  As the Ontario Government acted quickly to assist business, an unintended consequence resulted in non-payment of holdbacks.  The CISC reached out directly to the [...]

2020-04-15T09:04:00-04:00April 14th, 2020|