Standard Documents

CCA helps you simplify the way you conduct business and save time and money with its standard contract documents that are up-to-date, easy to understand and familiar to all parties.

Following is a list of CCA’s standard documents.

  • CCA-50, CCA-61, CCA-81, CCA-82 and CCA-83 are available free of charge to CCA members and downloadable from the Member login section.
  • Most documents are available in hardcopy and electronic formats. In addition to purchasing individual standard documents, you can order a full set of CCA standard documents either in hardcopy or electronic format.
  • CCA 1 – 2008: Stipulated Price Subcontract

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    Standard subcontract form between prime contractor and subcontractor where payment is based on a stipulated or fixed price.

     

    Users can choose between the refer-by-reference or standalone approaches simply by completing either page 2A or 2B (not both) and discarding the other page. Read more

    • Format: electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
    • Using this document requires using a Copyright Seal that can be ordered from the CCA document outlets
  • CCA 16 – 1992: Guidelines for Determining the Costs Associated with Performing Changes in the Work

    A guide outlining a change-order checklist. Includes a model change-order quotation form.

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • CCA 19 – 2011: Stipulated Price Sub-subcontract

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    Standard sub-subcontract form between subcontractor and sub-subcontractor where payment is based on a stipulated or fixed price. Users can choose between the refer-by-reference or standalone approaches simply by completing either page 2 or 3 (not both) and discarding the other page.

    • Format: electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
    • Using this document requires using a Copyright Seal that can be ordered from the CCA document outlets
  • CCA 25 – 2001: Guide to Project Management Services

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    A guide outlining the project management concept and describing the project manager’s role and standard of performance in managing a project from conception through design to construction and commissioning. Read more

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • CCA 26 – 2016: A Guide to the Construction Management Project Delivery Method

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    A guide explaining what Construction Management is and the two fundamentally different forms of Construction Management contracts:  “for Services” and “for Services and Construction”. Read more

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • CCA 27 – 1997: Guide on Construction Environmental Management Planning

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    A guide outlining sound environmental practices in the construction industry. It serves to assist contractors in developing an Environmental Management Program.

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • CCA 28 – 2009: Guide to Improving Cash Flow in the Construction Industry

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    A guide identifying where cash flow problems generally occur in a construction project and suggesting possible solutions. Read more

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • CCA 50 – 2003: A Prime Contractor's Guide to Project Financing and Payment Security

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    CCA 50 offers detailed guidance to prime contractors on understanding their client’s financial strength and how they are financing your project. This guide shows how a prime contractor can minimize the risk of non-payment prior to bidding on a project, prior to signing a contract, and during the administration of a contract. A financing risk management checklist is also provided to list questions that a prime contractor should ask during the bidding and contracting stages, and types of security available to minimize the risk of non-payment. Read more

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
    • This guide is available free of charge for CCA members from the members only section.
  • CCA 51 – 2008: Guide to Calling Bids and Awarding Subcontracts

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    A guide recommending best practices in all aspects of the bid calling and award subcontract process. Read more

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • CCA 52 – 2008: Joint Venture Guide

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    A guide that introduces the concept of a joint venture in commercial construction, outlines the potential advantages and risks, identifies keys to a successful joint venture, and provides a checklist of commercial considerations for a joint venture agreement. Read more

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • CCA 53 – 2016: A Trade Contractor's Guide and Checklist to Construction Contracts

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    A guide document outlining certain contractual provisions and other issues which can adversely affect the trade contractor’s rights and obligations. It includes a checklist for Trade Contractors. Read more

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • CCA 61 – 2008: Risks of Pre-purchasing Equipment and Materials for Construction Projects

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    A guide explaining the costs and risks associated with pre-purchasing equipment and materials, which may outweigh any anticipated economic and scheduling advantage.

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
    • This document is available free of charge for CCA members from the members only section.
  • CCA 81 – 2001: A Best Practices Guide to Solid Waste Reduction

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    A guide providing an overview of federal, provincial and municipal waste guidelines and the CCA’s Waste Management Code of Practice.

    • Format: Hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
    • This document is available free of charge for CCA members from the members only section.
  • CCA 82 – 2004: Mould Guidelines for the Canadian Construction Industry

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    A guide offering practical advice on mould-related issues (legal, insurance, and health considerations). It also offers helpful information on how to minimize its presence, identify and measure it, and step-by-step instructions on remediation. Read more

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
    • This document is available free of charge for CCA members from the members only section.
  • CCA 83 – 2004: Environmental Best Practices Guide for Hot Mix Asphalt Plants

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    A guide providing owners and operators of hot mix asphalt plants with information and guidance related to the management of their plant assets in a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly fashion. The guide contains checklists that owners can use to improve their plant’s environmental performance.

    • Format: electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
    • This document is available free of charge for CCA members from the members only section.
  • CCA 90 – 2007: Guidelines for Electronic Procurement

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    A guide document offering the value and benefits of electronic procurement. It identifies the key issues and recommended “best practices” for the process.

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • Guide – 1993: Recommended Guidelines for Provisioning Geotechnical Information in Construction Contracts

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    A guide jointly developed with the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada to assist owners, consultants and contractors in overcoming problems associated with geotechnical information provided in construction contracts.

    • Format: hardcopy and electronic (downloading requires purchasing a registration number from one of the CCA document outlets)
  • CCA Human Resources Toolkit: A Guide to Leadership in the Construction Industry

    Designed to provide employers in the construction industry with practical guidance on human resources related issues, this toolkit includes explanations of key concepts, templates, and case studies. It contains modules on workforce planning, recruitment and selection, workforce engagement and performance, and a prescription for leading in changing times. Read more

    The purchase of this hardcopy toolkit includes access to download over 50 forms and templates relating to finance and administration, health and safety, conduct and discipline, employment, strategic planning, and promoting careers in construction. List of downloadable forms and templates

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