ccdc seminarsVRCA, in partnership with the Canadian Construction Documents Committee, will be hosting a set of CCDC seminars on May 11 at Douglas College in New Westminster to introduce new and updated contract forms and guides.

The seminars, split into a morning and afternoon session, are conducted by those same CCDC members who have worked on the development of the documents, and will provide important background on key provisions, significant changes to previous documents, and deliver valuable takeaways for those in attendance.

The morning session is entitled “Project Delivery – Choosing the Best Method,” and will focus on the project delivery selection process. The session will introduce the new CCDC 10 – A Guide to Construction Project Delivery Methods, as well as the new CCDC 30 – Integrated Project Delivery Contract. The morning session is designed for all stakeholders, and particularly Owners that must contemplate the best project delivery methodology for their projects. Attendees will also receive an industry-first look at the new IPD contract and gain an excellent understanding of how the contract addresses the IPD methodology.

The afternoon session will focus on procurement and contracts, and showcase several best practices in the procurement process. It will introduce the new CCDC 23 – A Guide to Calling Bids and Awarding Construction Contracts, a flagship and industry-leading document for procurement authorities. The session will also introduce the new CCDC Master Specification for Division 00 – Procurement and Contracting Requirements. This new master specification is a first for CCDC and is part of a longer-term effort to introduce more specification documents through CCDC.

There will also be a Lunch Presentation, which is open to all attendees of the CCDC Seminar, and will introduce the following new and updated CCDC documents:

  • CCDC 9A and 9B ‘Statutory Declarations’ – statements used as a condition of receiving payment for either the second and subsequent applications for progress payment or the release of holdback funds
  • CCDC 11 ‘Contractors Qualification Statement’ – standard form for obtaining information on capacity, skill and experience of Contractors bidding on building construction projects
  • CCDC 40 ‘Mediation and Arbitration Rules’ – specifically designed to be used with the dispute resolutions of CCDC contract forms and are incorporated by reference, most notably CCDC 2

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office (604-294-3766), or visit the CCDC website at for more information on the seminars.