About CCDC

Learn more about the Canadian Construction Documents Committee

What is CCDC?

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) develops, produces, and reviews standard construction contracts, forms and guides. It is a national joint committee, formed in 1974, and includes representation from across the Canadian construction industry.

The committee includes two construction owner representatives from each of the public and private sectors, as well as representatives from four national organizations. All CCDC Documents are endorsed by these national organizations:

CCDC representation also includes a lawyer from the Canadian Bar Association (Construction Law Section), who sits as an ex-officio member.

Benefits of CCDC documents

Here are 7 reasons why you need to use CCDC standardized construction documents for your next construction project:

  1. Build trust. CCDC documents are created using a transparent, consultative and collaborative process. Written with simple, easy to understand language, our documents result in more clarity, more goodwill between the parties, and less legal anxiety.
  2. Simplify bidding and contracting. Our documents work easily with other industry contracts, they are familiar and understood by all parties and they are trusted. That means that contracting is smoother and more collaborative, and the parties can get to work faster and get the job done.
  3. Fairly allocate risk. Our completely collaborative process ensures that all voices are heard, full consensus is reached before ratification of any documents, risk is allocated fairly among the parties, and real trust is built.
  4. Feel confident. CCDC is Canada’s only source for recognized Canadian standard construction industry documents, offering consensus-built documents and contracts that are transparent, balanced, and standardized. All parties feel confident using documents that recognize established legal precedents and provide a strong legal foundation.
  5. Feel represented. CCDC industry expert volunteers include representation from owners, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC), Canadian Construction Association (CCA), Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and legal counsel.
  6. Save money. You’ll incur far less legal costs in contracting because everyone is on the same page and feels ‘safe’ with the contracts. And because they are proven and trusted to allocate risk fairly, you’ll be far less likely to end up in costly conflict or litigation.
  7. Get value. CCDC documents offer exceptional value over the full lifecycle of your project, helping all parties get to work faster, save up-front legal costs, avoid litigation throughout the life of the project, make more profit, and elevate their brand and reputation.

Canadian Construction Documents Committee List of Members

Owner Representatives

Bruce Cleaver
Managing Director, Project Delivery Services
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

David McNair
Owner Representative

Mark Mulholland (CCDC Chair)
Vice President, Project Delivery Services & Operations
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

Mélinda Nycholat
Vice President, Operations
Defence Construction Canada

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC)

Steven Clarke
ACEC Representative

Sylvia Jungkind (CCDC Vice-Chair)
Senior Contracts and Insurance Specialist
WSP Canada Inc.

John Woods
Projects and Business Development Manager
Meco (Mitchelmore Engineering Co. Ltd.)

Canadian Construction Association (CCA)

Salvatore Argento
Estimator
Sept Frères Construction G2 inc.

Michael Assal
President
Taplen Commercial Construction

Brendan Nobes
Director of Construction
RCS Construction Inc.

Christina O’Donnell
General Counsel
Black & McDonald Limited

Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)

Gary Hartman
Contraspec Ltd

Mila Legge
Senior Specification Writer
NORR Limited

Walter Strachan (Past CCDC Chair)
VP Risk Management
CBCL Limited Consulting Engineers

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Philip O’Sullivan
Senior Architect, Associate
Perkins+Will

Elisa Brandts
Managing Senior Principal, Buildings
Stantec

Louis Leduc
Architect
Roberge et Leduc, architectes

Ex-Officio Member & Committee Secretary

Geza Banfai
Counsel
McMillan, LLP

Eric Lee
Vice-President, Industry Practices
Canadian Construction Association

Document Advisors & Staff

Herb Guhl
Principal
Contrax Consulting Inc.