In-person seminars coming to a location near you: Register now

With so many new construction documents soon-to-be or already released, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is thrilled to be hosting their first in-person seminars since the pandemic. 27 seminars will be delivered across Canada between April 29 and May 17 by the authors themselves. Attendees will be guided on the use and application of the following new documents.

  • CCDC 16 ‘Guide to Changes in the Contract’
  • CCDC 20 ‘Guide to Construction Contract Administration’
  • CCDC 220 ‘Bid Bond’
  • CCDC 221 ‘Performance Bond’
  • CCDC 222 ‘Labour & Material Payment Bond’
  • CCDC 2MA ‘Master Agreement between Owner and Contractor’
  • CCDC 4 ‘Unit Price Contract’
  • CCDC 18 ‘Civil Works Contract’

Plus, a section on CCDC 2 – 2020 feedback and the Ready-for-Takeover project milestone.

See the detailed program, continuing education credits, and more below.

Register at one of the locations below to reserve your spot!

Newfoundland and Labrador – REGISTER

  • St. John’s – Monday May 13 (8:00AM to 12:00PM)

Nova Scotia – REGISTER

  • Dartmouth – Wednesday May 1 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)

New Brunswick – REGISTER

  • Moncton – Tuesday April 30 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)

Québec – REGISTER (presented in French)

  • Gatineau – Thursday May 9 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Montréal – Wednesday May 8 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Québec – Thursday May 16 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Saguenay – Wednesday May 15 (12:00PM to 4:00PM)
  • Sherbrooke – Tuesday May 7 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Rimouski – Friday May 17 (8:30AM to 12:30PM) (New!)

Ontario – REGISTER

  • Hamilton – Tuesday April 30 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Kingston – Monday May 13 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Niagara – Monday April 29 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Thunder Bay – Tuesday May 14 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Toronto – Tuesday May 14 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)

Manitoba – REGISTER

  • Brandon – Thursday May 9 (12:00PM to 4:00PM)
  • Winnipeg – Friday May 10 (8:00AM to 12:00PM)

Saskatchewan – REGISTER

  • Regina – Thursday May 2 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Saskatoon – Wednesday May 1 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)

Alberta – REGISTER

  • Edmonton – Wednesday May 15 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Grande Prairie – Monday May 6 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Lethbridge – Wednesday May 8 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Lloydminster – Wednesday May 15 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Medicine Hat – Friday May 17 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Red Deer – Thursday May 16 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)

British Columbia – REGISTER

  • Kelowna – Monday May 6 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Vancouver – Thursday May 16 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)
  • Victoria – Tuesday May 7 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)

Yukon –  REGISTER

  • Whitehorse – Thursday May 9 (8:30AM to 12:30PM)

Continuing education credits

Each four-hour seminar has been accredited by:

  • Gold Seal
  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia
  • Ontario Association of Architects
  • Alberta Architects Association
  • Architects Licensing Board of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Architects’ Association of New Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia Association of Architects
  • Québec Association of Architects

We are working to acquire more, check out the latest updates or ask your professional development association if CCDC seminars may be eligible for further continuing education credits.

Price and handouts

Price: $390 + tax (Additional registrants from the same organization will receive a $100 discount) Registrants will also receive official copies of the new documents, an approximate value of the registration fee.

Who should attend?

This seminar will appeal to all stakeholders in the construction process, including project owners, consultants, contractors, and allied professionals.

Here’s a peek at what you will learn

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

When the new CCDC 2 was published over 3 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, the 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 well known that changes in construction are inevitable. The new CCDC 16, coming in 2024, helps users navigate changes when they arise, minimizing impacts and conflicts. During this presentation, speakers will explain important concepts within the guide, 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

CCDC 20 – ‘A Guide to Construction Contract Administration’

The consultant’s position as the contract administrator is critical to the success of the project. CCDC 20 helps owners, contractors, and consultants alike understand their roles. During the presentation on the new guide, 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

Bond Forms

New versions of the CCDC bond forms (CCDC 220 ‘Bid Bond’, CCDC 221 ‘Performance Bond’ and CCDC 222 ‘Labour & Material Payment Bond) will be published in 2024. The presentation will explain the 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)
  • Clauses to address the Quebec Civil Code (CCDC 220, 221, 222)

CCDC 2MA, 4 and 18

In November 2023, new versions of three contract forms were published, 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.

Contact info@ccdc.org if you have any questions.