OAA Webinar: The new OAA 800-2021 (Short Form)

OAA contracts are written in consultation with groups representing: 1) owners; 2) construction law specialists who represent owners, contractors, and consultants; 3) in response to a review of Requests for Proposals (RFPs); 4) in response to questions posed to OAA’s Practice Advisory Services; and 5) OAA’s Practice Resource Committee.

With the changes brought forward by the launch of CCDC 2–2020, the OAA worked on revamping their OAA Contract Suite to reflect the updates. Join this informative webinar for an overview to the changes made to OAA 800 (short form contract). Prior to the webinar, we encourage attendees to read both the new contract and guide.



Resource Links:

1. OAA 800-2021 A (OAA Standard Short Form of Contract for Architect’s Services) 
2. OAA 800-2021 LT (OAA Standard Short Form of Contract for Licensed Technologist OAA’s Services) 
3. Contracts for Professional Services



Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about the new OAA 800 Contract including new naming convention, look and key organizational changes and how it works with subconsultant agreement OAA 900.
2. Understand what has changed since the previous OAA 800 Contract versions before using the new contract on future projects.
3. Gain a better understanding of how to use the Guide and the new OAA 800 Contract with your clients.




Allen Humphries, OAA Practice Advisor
Allen Humphries is an OAA Practice Advisor, providing a broad range of practice advisory services in support of OAA members and their practices. He has Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from Waterloo, and an Honours Computer Programming and Systems Analysis diploma, along with a broad range of Continuing Education credits. Allen brings a wealth of experience in all facets of practice, gained over the years in small, medium and large architectural practices as well as in corporate and government environments.

Allen has also served on a number of CSA standards committees, and OAA committees. He chaired the Construction Contract Administration Committee (CCAC) and was also a Practice Committee member. Allen is involved as an Admission Course instructor (live and online), and helped with developing the CCA module components. He is completing the contracts module of the Fundamentals of Running a Practice course. Allen has solid knowledge of both the internal and external operations of the OAA, and has valuable industry insight.


Annik Forristal, LLP
Annik is a partner at McMillan LLP whose practice is focused on the construction, infrastructure and development industries. A practicing engineer before becoming a lawyer, Annik acts for all industry stakeholders, including general contractors, owners, architects and engineers. She is frequently sought after for her expertise in contract drafting and negotiation and regularly advises her clients on project delivery and administration, contractual allocation of risk, and claims management. Annik also supports clients in obtaining the front-end approvals and permitting necessary for development and construction projects, including official plan amendments, rezonings, severances, minor variances and building permits.



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When March 28, 2023

Where Online

Duration 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Cost Free