An Overview of CCDC Contract Documents

An Overview of CCDC Contract Documents

BC Housing: 1.5 CPD Points


The standard form Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) construction contracts are used across Canada in connection with the general contract, construction management, and trade contract arrangements. This course will provide an overview of the most commonly used CCDC documents, and of the standard CCA 1 subcontract, with a specific focus on the concepts and procedures of the provisions relating to the following significant concerns, among others:  

  1. The definition of the Contract Documents; 
  2. The role of the Consultant; 
  3. Payment; 
  4. Extra work; 
  5. Delays; 
  6. Deficiencies; 
  7. Dispute resolution; and 
  8. Default and termination. 

Related issues such as the effect of supplementary conditions and the interaction of the contracts with the operation of the Builders Lien Act will also be addressed.  

Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. 


Delivery Method:  Virtual Session – Zoom Webinar

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and upon completion a digital certificate if requested.

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.

Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.


There are no prerequisites for this course.  

Who Should Attend

This course was designed for owners, contractors, construction managers, subcontractors and design professionals.  

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop 

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate. 

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS  

  1. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.  

  1. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.    

  1. Comfortable chair  

What Previous Participants Have Said

Marc is very knowledgeable and communicates the subject very well.” 

“Very informative!”