Supplementaries to CCDC Contracts – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

For the first time, we are bringing virtual instructor-led expertise to your office through the synergy of multi-disciplinary trainers’ knowledge that has only been delivered at conferences.  Three trainers (Project Owner, Consultant and Contractor) will share their perspectives and expertise.  And it gets better!  In the past, conference presentations have been focused on a one-way exchange of know-how from the speakers to you.  This workshop moves beyond that one-way exchange to allow you to apply what you have learned and provides the opportunity for participants to ask questions and tap into the extensive real-life experience and expertise of the diversity of our accomplished trainers.

“Learning from your own mistakes is EXPERIENCE: Learning from the mistakes of others is WISDOM. Come and experience both the experience and wisdom of your trainers.

Obtain this training BEFORE your next project or your next CONTRACTUAL DISPUTE. Remember when it comes to contracts, it’s not about your own thoughts and assumptions; it’s about what is “written”!

This course is worth 4 Gold Seal Credits

With decades of experience, the project partners (Owner, Consultant, and Contractor) will, from their perspectives, assist you to:

  • Understand WHAT the risks are in CCDC, CCA and provincial standard contracts that have been modified by supplementary conditions
  • Discover WHY these clauses are modified and what they mean
  • Learn that everyone interprets the clause from a different lens and what that looks like from each other’s perspective
  • Develop strategies on HOW to address the impact of these clauses
  • Apply what you have learned to determine COSTS associated with these clauses

“Fantastic way to see contracts from a variety of industry opinions/standpoints”

CCA Member $599 (+GST) Non-Member $749 (+GST)

June 25, 26 & 27, 2024 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

3 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Zoom Orientation – June 20, 2024 – 1:30pm – 2:00pm

November 19, 20 & 21, 2024 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

3 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Zoom Orientation – November 13, 2024 – 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Additional Details

What has caused these changes to industry standard contract clauses?  Allocation of risk often gets modified in contract clauses based on Project Owner’s or their lawyer’s past experiences. The issue with modifications to contract clauses is the lack of understanding of what the clause means and its associated risks to Project Owners, Consultants, Contractors and other Stakeholders.

If the risk materializes:

  • disputes arise,
  • relationships are damaged,
  • project costs can increase,
  • schedules can be compromised,
  • bidders can jeopardize their businesses and
  • the potential for litigation increases.

It starts with reading and understanding the general conditions and associated supplementary conditions in the contract.  By exploring some supplementary general conditions, you will hear from the perspectives of the Project Owner, Consultant and Contractor on why each clause exists and how to address the clause.  But why?  Because without awareness, you cannot mitigate or manage the impacts of the clauses!

It is recommended that students have some experience in a construction/contract management role and/or have familiarity with contract language, format, and usage. Those with less experience are welcome to attend but may find it hard to absorb and appreciate the material without prior experience or context.

Understanding the impact of non-standard clauses is important for all industry partners!  This workshop is most applicable to mid-management personnel from the following roles/disciplines who are familiar with standard contract clauses.

  • General Contractors and Subcontractors:
    • Construction Company Owners/Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Commercial Managers
    • Estimators
    • Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners
  • Third party Project Managers (for the Project Owner)
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bonding and Insurance specialists
  • Lawyers
This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.

Meet Our Trainers Who Care About Getting “IT” Right.

Debbie Hicks, Facilitator

Elizabeth Zhu, Owner – Walter Strachan, Keith Robinson, Consultants – Bob Hildenbrandt, Michael Atkinson, Contractors

  • Live, Online, Instructor-led training, with a maximum class size of 25 students
  • This workshop is facilitated on the Zoom platform. Access information from the instructor will be provided to you in advance of the orientation and training.
  • Orientation Session (30 minutes)
  • Three half day sessions (3 ½ hours each) over 3 days
  • The course curriculum is very extensive and requires a commitment by each participant to come prepared having read the written material circulated in advance of the course date. The pre-reading is essential to allow each participant to optimize his/her learning and to keep pace with the flow of the session in order for each individual to acquire a strong foundation of the subject matter.
  • Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion. *Please note that If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.

This workshop requires full face-to-face interaction and participation from both the instructor and students. In order to attend, you must make sure you have the following:

    1. Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This workshop will involve 100% on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, you must have a webcam and use a full computer/laptop, and we do not permit students to attend using a tablet or cell phone.
    2. A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.
    3. Group attendance via one paid registration is not permitted. Every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant.
    4. Use of virtual backgrounds is not permitted.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future. Unless otherwise stated, every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in removal from course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.

CANADA – ALBERTA JOB GRANT

Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.

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