ADR Chambers: The Authorized Nominating Authority for Construction Disputes in Ontario

Adjudication is a process that parties to a construction dispute can use to resolve their disputes quickly and inexpensively. Parties can get a binding and enforceable decision within 35 days. Adjudication can occur while the construction project continues. The decision made by the adjudicator is enforceable as if it were an order of the court, but the parties are free to start an arbitration or litigation at a later date to have a full hearing if they don’t like the result of the adjudication. A party may also refer a matter to adjudication even if the matter is the subject of a court action or of an arbitration unless the action or arbitration has been finally determined.

ADR Chambers is the Authorized Nominating Authority (the “ANA”) in Ontario and operates as ODACC (Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts). ODACC oversees and administers adjudications throughout Ontario.

More information about adjudication can be found on the ODACC website.

Are you interested in becoming a Certified ODACC Adjudicator?

ODACC trains and certifies adjudicators. Adjudicators must have at least ten years of experience in the construction industry, must have completed the ODACC training, and must be certified by ODACC.

For more information about the application process to become a certified ODACC adjudicator, please visit: ODACC Adjudicator Certification Process.

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