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 five 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.

Canadian Construction Documents Committee List of Members

Owner Representatives

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

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

Mélinda Nycholat
Vice President, Operations – Retired
Defence Construction Canada

John O’Connor
Senior Director
Nova Scotia Department of Public Works

Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada (ACEC)

Owen Hall
Commercial Director – Major Projects
GHD Limited

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

Tom Montgomery
Partner/ Executive Vice President /Ontario


Canadian Construction Association (CCA)

Glen Anderson
Vice-President, Finance & Commercial Risk
PCL Constructors Inc.

Brendan Nobes
Director of Major Projects
RCS Construction Inc.

Christina O’Donnell
General Counsel
Black & McDonald Limited

Denis Stocker
VP Operations Ontario, Partner
Beaudoin Canada

Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)

Mila Legge
Associate, Senior Specification Writer
NORR Limited

Don Shortreed
DGS Consulting Services Inc.

Jesse Watson
Director of Preconstruction
T2K Enterprises Inc.

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Elisa Brandts
Regional Business Leader, Canada West, Buildings

Philip O’Sullivan
Senior Architect, Associate

Stephanie Tremblay
Senior Project Manager
Public Services and Procurement Canada

Lise Desjardins
Associate, Architect

Ex-Officio Member & Committee Secretary

Geza Banfai
McMillan, LLP

Jorgen Kvist
Director, Industry Practices and Procurement
Canadian Construction Association

Document Advisors & Staff

Eric Lee
Document Advisor

Hugh Loughborough
Document Advisor

Zack Mullins
Assistant Manager, Contracting Best Practices
Canadian Construction Association