CCA 1 - 2021: Changes & Additions

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Product Overview

For the first time since 2008, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) published a new edition of the CCDC 2 - 2020 Stipulated Price Contract AND a new edition of the CCA 1 -2021 ... so what does this mean for you? Join us for this session to learn about key changes to the new CCA 1 – 2021, how they correspond to the new CCDC 2 – 2020, and how these document changes will impact you and your team.

By the end of this workshop you will cover:

  • Changes to CCA 1 – 2008 that correspond to the newly released CCDC 2 - 2020, including:
    • Introduction of the term “Ready-for-Takeover”
    • Introduction of the Concept of Payment Legislation
    • Changes to Reimbursable Costs for Change Directives
    • Changes to Insurance
    • Changes to Indemnity and Waiver of Claims
  • Additional changes to CCA 1 - 2008 including:
    • Additional clarification in Article 2A - Conflict Between the Prime Contract and Subcontract and Article 1B - Work to be Performed
    • Additional Subcontractor requirements for SCC 12.1 - Ready-for-Takeover and 12.2 - Early Occupancy by the Owner
    • Compression of some of the time frames for the Subcontractor to respond
    • Potential extended warranty period
    • Clarifications to SCC 3.5 - Shop Drawings

Recommeded Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with the CCA 1 and CDC 2 contract documents.

Those with less experience are welcome to attend but may find it hard to absorb and appreciate the material without prior experience or context.

Industry Credits

This course is approved for 1 gold seal credit.


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

Course Format

Live, Online, Instructor-led training. This is a highly interactive course facilitated by the instructor on a video platform.

  • You can expect about 2.5 hours of instructional content with 30 minutes for questions and answers.
  • You will be expected to have your webcam on during the whole class and participate in break-out rooms, small-group discussions, and other activities with your instructor and classmates during the course.
  • Course access information will be provided to you in advance of the training by your instructor
  • Full attendance and participation in all sessions is mandatory for course completion. If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.

Course Requirements (Technology & Participation)

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

  • Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This course 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.
  • 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.

Refunds or Transfers: 

  • Five (5) or more business days before the course start date: Full refund of registration fees or can be transfers to a different course date.
  • Less than five (5) business days before the course start date and course no-shows: No refunds or transfers to future course dates.
  • For a complete document on the NRCA Education Policies, click here. 

Other Policies

  • Substitution of another member of your company/team is permitted up to the course start date for no additional fee.
  • 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 the course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.
  • If the NRCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, NRCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future.