Construction Adjudication: Model Framework for Canada, Training and Designations
ADRIC and its partner, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), have developed a new Model Framework for Construction Adjudication across Canada to set the standard for the management and administration of this new field of ADR in Canada.
Based on years of public consultation in Ontario and at the Federal level, legislation and regulations for statutory interim adjudication are now in effect or soon to be in many provinces. The ADRIC-RICS Model Framework provides comprehensive guidance for all jurisdictions in Canada to achieve an ADR system that will be consistent across the country, based on the 95% success achieved since the first introduction of interim adjudication in the UK 25 years ago.
Q.Adj Designation and Panel Membership
Candidates with appropriate construction experience seeking Qualified Adjudicator (Q.Adj) status and inclusion on the ADRIC-RICS Panel must complete the ADRIC-RICS Canada Adjudicator Training Program and Panel Application Form to ensure they meet the Criteria to become a Q.Adj and for inclusion on the ADRIC-RICS Panel. Upon acceptance to and successful completion of the training program, they will also be required to follow the ADRIC-RICS panel interview process (extra fee applies) and complete the RICS DRS Professional Ethics module. They will also become eligible to be included in the RICS Global Panel of Dispute Resolvers and Expert Witnesses.
Ongoing CPD is required to maintain the designation and remain on the Panel.
Special Construction Adjudication Training
Online training begins June 14th, 2021: see the Training Program and Schedule. Many spaces for modules two and three are reserved for those seeking to become adjudicators in Alberta; if you are not among those but wish to take the training, ask to be included on the wait list.
Training is in three Modules:
- Module One is a one-day overview of how adjudication works and how to get the best out of it designed for construction and client organization staff, property developers, lawyers, quantity surveyors, architects, engineers, project managers, and anyone who would benefit from a clear understanding of adjudication.
This module is open to anyone interested – no application necessary and provides an ideal networking opportunity for prospective adjudicators as well as party representatives and advocates to meet potential users of adjudication in Canada. Registration fee is $299 plus applicable taxes.
- Module Two is an intensive two-day program designed for prospective adjudication party representatives and advocates, as well as legal and built environment professionals for whom a more detailed understanding of construction adjudication will be beneficial for their work in advising clients. This module is open to anyone interested – no application necessary, and it is mandatory for ADRIC-RICS Panel Adjudicator Candidates. Registration fees are $795 for ADRIC members; $995 non- members plus applicable taxes. Limited spaces available – ask to be included on the wait list.
- Module Three is a comprehensive 28 hour training program covering the remaining knowledge and competencies one needs to practice as a construction adjudicator, with specific focus on applicable common and statutory law, adjudication practice, managing the adjudication process and decision writing. Registration fees are $2100 for ADRIC members, $2595 for non-members plus applicable taxes. Limited spaces available – application required.