Mandated to improve Canadian standard construction documents, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) periodically releases updated documents to ensure they meet the needs of the evolving construction industry.

CCDC 40 – Rules for Mediation and Arbitration of Construction Disputes includes information to be used in the dispute resolution process and included into standard contracts by reference. Learn more CCDC 40.

CCDC 11 – Contractors Qualification Statement is a standard form for obtaining information on capacity, skill, and experience of contractors bidding on building construction projects. Learn more about CCDC 11.

CCDC 9A and CCDC 9B – Statutory Declaration for Progress Payment Distribution are used as a condition of receiving payment for either the second and subsequent applications for progress payment or the release of holdback funds. Learn more about CCDC 9A and CCDC 9B.

CCDC 40, CCDC 11 and the statutory declarations are available for purchase from the Planroom at the VRCA office, and its online store. For more information; please visit

Benefits of CCDC documents

Here are five reasons why you should 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.