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Recruiting Construction Adjudicators 

The Federal Government has announced that it will be passing regulations providing for adjudication of disputes relating to Federal construction projects. The Regulations will likely come into effect by the end of 2023.

CanDACC has been appointed as the Adjudicator Authority to manage the adjudications, and to train and qualify adjudicators who will make decisions for parties when they have construction disputes.

CanDACC is looking for a diverse group of construction professionals who would like to work part-time as adjudicators. Lawyers who have at least 10 years construction experience and have an interest in adjudication may apply. Construction experience includes acting as counsel in construction disputes. We would greatly appreciate if you could spread the word to members of your association.

Adjudicator applicants must also complete the following two-step application process:

Step 1 – Construction Adjudication and CanDACC Orientation Program

Every adjudicator applicant must complete Construction Adjudication and CanDACC Orientation Program. No other training or background can be used to waive the requirement for training. Training for the second group who want to be adjudicators will take place on January 16-17, 2024 via ZOOM.

Attendees will learn about the types of disputes that can be adjudicated, the roles and functions of the adjudicator, how to conduct adjudications, the requirements for preparing written determinations at the conclusion of the adjudications, and other information.

The training is also relevant for people who want to familiarize themselves with adjudication but don’t want to be adjudicators. Those people who do want to be adjudicators, must apply to join the roster once they have completed the training.

The program fee is $995 + tax. You may register here.

Step 2 – Adjudicator Application Process

After completing the Program, the adjudicator applicant may submit an application package. Applicants should wait until after they have completed the training before submitting their completed application package.

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