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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get trained by the experts on documents, including CCDC 2 – 2020

This spring, CCDC will be hosting an exciting new series of seminars across Canada, covering recently published and forthcoming documents. Delivered in-person by CCDC document authors, these seminars will provide detailed explanations of the documents and demonstrate how to use them in practice. If you’ve ever wanted to expand your CCDC knowledge, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.

Program highlights

All your CCDC 2 – 2020 ‘Stipulated Price Contract’ questions answered

When CCDC 2 – 2020 was published over three years ago, it introduced a number of important changes like the new Ready-for-Takeover project milestone. Since then, CCDC has been listening to what the industry has had to say. As a part of these upcoming seminars, CCDC authors will explain the reasoning behind the changes introduced, share the feedback received so far, and answer your burning questions.

CCDC 16 – ‘A Guide to Changes in the Contract’

It’s no secret that changes are a big part of construction and an important part of CCDC contracts. The new CCDC 16, coming in 2024, will help users navigate changes when they arise, minimizing impacts and conflicts. During this presentation, speakers will discuss key concepts, including:

  • CCDC’s philosophy of the change process
  • Need-to-know clauses to protect yourself
  • Pricing of changes and mark-ups
  • Each party’s rights in the change process
  • What to know before proceeding with a change order, change directive, or supplemental instruction
  • Cumulative impact of changes claims

Bond forms

Bonding can be confusing and even intimidating at times. With new versions of CCDC bond forms (CCDC 220 ‘Bid Bond,’ CCDC 221 ‘Performance Bond’ and CCDC 222 ‘Labour & Material Payment Bond’) to be published in 2024, start out on the right foot. The presentation will help you understand the three standard bond forms and explain the new changes introduced in these forms, including:

  • The bond validity period (CCDC 220)
  • The Ready-for-Takeover project milestone (CCDC 221)
  • Clauses addressing necessary interim work and mitigation work (CCDC 221)
  • New streamlined claim process with standard notice and response forms (CCDC 221, 222)
  • Reduced restrictions on when a claim can be advanced (CCDC 222)

CCDC 20 – ‘A Guide to Construction Contract Administration’

The consultant’s position as the contract administrator is critical to the success of the project, but it’s important that everyone on the project understands their role. CCDC 20 will help owners, contractors, consultants, and other parties do just that. Attendees will learn about:

  • Review of the work by the consultant and other inspection/testing agencies
  • The payment process, including timelines, holdbacks and proper invoices
  • The review and acceptance process of submittals (e.g. shop drawings)
  • The consultant’s role in facilitating dispute resolution
  • Other important issues like substitutions, closeout, and warranty

CCDC 2MA, 4 and 18

New versions of three contract forms were published in November 2023, bringing them in line with the CCDC 2 – 2020. This includes the CCDC 4 ‘Unit Price Contract,’ CCDC 18 ‘Civil Works Contract’ and CCDC 2MA ‘Master Agreement Between Owner and Contractor.’ CCDC 2MA establishes contractual terms and conditions for multiple projects issued by separate work authorizations. These three documents and the important changes from their previous versions will be reviewed as part of the seminar.

Not sold yet? Check out these other benefits!

  • Receive new documents and the training to match! Usable official copies of the new contracts and guides will be given to all attendees at their date of publication, which has an approximate value of the registration fee ($390).
  • Is your reporting period ending soon? Attendees can receive continuing education and professional development credits from many associations across Canada. Check out which ones have pre-accredited these seminars here, or contact your own to inquire about eligibility.
  • Bring a colleague and save! Additional registrants from the same organization will get a $100 discount at checkout.
  • Connect with your local industry. With attendees from different sectors of the industry, the seminars are a great opportunity to network with your peers and hear what they have to say.
  • Get your questions answered. Each seminar will include time for Q&A.

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