FOCUS on Best Practices

New CCDC documents available now

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is excited to announce the publication of new versions of
three contracts on November 29, 2023. Order yours today through our integrated partner associations at your local document outlet.

CCDC 2MA – 2023
“Master Agreement between Owner and Contractor” and CCDC 2MA – 2023 “Work Authorization”

CCDC 4 – 2023
“Unit Price Contract”

CCDC 18 – 2023
“Civil Works Contract”

Updated to incorporate the changes first implemented in CCDC 2 – 2020, these three contracts have been modernized to provide a clear and consistent framework for construction processes and minimize the risk of disputes and misunderstandings. 

The most significant update is the introduction of the Ready-for-Takeover project milestone, which triggers the handover of warranty, care, custody, and control.

Some other significant changes include provisions addressing early occupancy by the owner, the relocation of some clauses to the Division 01, new language addressing payment legislations like the Ontario Construction Act, new insurance requirements, new provisions on indemnification and waiver of claims, and revisions to health and safety clauses to address all parties’ roles and responsibilities.

These updated contracts mark an important step as CCDC continues to update their library of contracts and guides to reflect the new standards set out in the CCDC 2 – 2020.

We look forward to seeing these documents guide the industry forward.

If you have any questions about these new documents, please feel free to contact