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Practice Tips

Practice Tips are available to any interested party to promote better understanding of the services architects offer and to generally help clarify the expectations of those who work with architects. 

They provide guidance on issues affecting the daily practice of architecture and support architects by helping them apply ‘best practices’ to meet the standards of the profession.

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When a Client Changes Architects - Different Client or Project

02 October 2008

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2

What Every Architectural Practice Needs to Know About Government Legislation

28 September 2009

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3

Building Code Data Matrix

28 October 2016

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4

2006 Building Code (BC) - Project Code Review - General

02 October 2008

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5

General Review – Building Code (BC) and Non-Code Related Matters

02 October 2008

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6

Limitations Act, 2002 and October 19, 2006 Amendment - Don't Destroy Your Records Just Yet!

02 October 2008

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7

Professional Opinion - Independent Opinion - Reviewing a Project Prepared by Another Architect

02 October 2008

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8

Application for Building, Demolition or Conditional Permits - Architect’s Participation in the Permit Process

02 May 2017

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9

Contract Administration - Goods and Services Tax

02 October 2008
WITHDRAWN & ARCHIVED SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

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10

Certificate of Substantial Performance of the Contract - Certificate of Completion of Subcontract – Statement of Contract Deemed Completed - Construction Lien Act (CLA)

02 October 2008

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11

Definitions: “Design” v “Design” v “Design Activities”

02 October 2008

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12

Residential Clients

28 September 2009

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13

Use of Surveyor's Documents

26 September 2009

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14

Record Drawings, As-Builts, Measured Drawings

26 September 2009

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15

Consulting Contracts, Managing Changes, Scope Creep

28 September 2009

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16

Surety Bonds - Contract Status Reports

28 September 2009

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17

Lending Institutions - Architect's Certificates

26 September 2009

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18

Pre-Qualification of Contractors

26 September 2009

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19

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1 - 2010 – An Overview

11 October 2016

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20

Assembly of Construction Contract Documents for Signature

26 September 2009

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21

Moonlighting, Employment Agreement - Employer's Liability

28 September 2009

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22

Employment Agreement - Employed Architects' Liability

28 September 2009

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23

Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) - Practice Tips

15 January 2015

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23.1

CCDC 2 - 2008 Stipulated Price Contract Overview of the Changes in the 2008 Version and Recommended Supplementary Conditions

12 November 2009

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23.2

CCDC Construction Management Contracts

21 May 2012

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23.3

CCDC 5A, 2010 - Construction Management Contract ‒ for Services

21 May 2012

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23.4

CCDC 5B, 2010 - Construction Management Contract ‒ for Services and Construction

21 May 2012

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23.5

CCDC 17, 2010 - Stipulated Price Contract Between Owner and Trade Contractor for Construction Management Projects

21 May 2012

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23.6

Design-Build: CCDC 14 - 2013

15 January 2015

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23.7

Design-Build: CCDC 15 - 2013

15 January 2015

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24.1

Harmonized Sales Tax – Guidelines for Administering Contracts that Span the Transition to HST on July 1, 2010

26 March 2010

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25

Design-Build: OAA 600 - 2013

15 January 2015

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26

Provision of Architectural Services and Construction Services – Conflict of Interest Guideline

12 August 2010

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27

Coordination of Consultants

21 May 2012

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28

Recent Changes to the Copyright Act

18 October 2013

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29

Lending Institutions - Assignment of Contracts

09 July 2014

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30

Retention of Specialist Consultants

22 July 2014

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31

Joint Ventures

12 March 2015

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32

Pro Bono Services

22 July 2015

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33

Fair and Reasonable Fees

25 September 2015

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34

Permanent Recognition of Architect Required on Buildings in the City of Toronto

07 June 2016

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35

Importance Category and Seismic Restraint

13 July 2016

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36

Building Energy Performance Practice Tip Series

31 August 2016

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36.1

Every Architect Needs to Know About Energy Modeling

31 August 2016

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36.2

OBC SB-10 Energy Efficiency Requirements – Prescriptive Compliance

01 January 2018

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36.3

OBC SB-12, Energy Efficiency Requirements - Prescriptive Compliance

27 March 2017

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