CCDC Contracts: Supplementaries & Non-Standard Clauses

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Product Overview

Remember when it comes to contracts, it’s not about your own thoughts and assumptions; it’s about what is written!

What has caused changes to industry standard contract clauses? Allocation of risk often gets modified in contract clauses based on Project Owners or their lawyers’ past experiences. The issue with modifications to contract clauses is the lack of understanding of what these clauses mean and associated risks to Project Owners, Consultants, Contractors and other Stakeholders when they are changed.

When contract clauses are modified these risks materialize:

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

It’s critical to be aware that in the nuances of the prime contract clauses, there are implications and requirements impacting all partners including the Consultants and Subcontractors.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you'll learn:

  • What the risks are in CCDC, CCA and provincial standard contracts that have been modified by supplementary conditions,
  • Why these clauses are modified, and
  • Costs associated with these clauses

This course takes a practical, hands-on approach to learning. Your instructors will lead you through interactive exercises to examine several non-standard contract clauses, giving you an opportunity to apply what is discussed in class.

This course will review supplementary conditions modified from CCDC 2, 5A, 5B, 14, 15, CCA 1 and provincial standard contracts.

Orientation Session

A short orientation session (30 min) with your course instructor will be held via Zoom before the course (usually scheduled in the week before). During the orientation, your instructor will go over course information and familiarize you with the Zoom tools you’ll be using.

Who should attend:

This course was designed by an inter-disciplinary ICI team with the intention of fostering dialogue and understanding between stakeholders across the ICI sector. We recommend this course for 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, Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners, Third Party Project Managers (For the Project Owner), and P3 Developers
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Allied Professionals including: Bonding and Insurance specialists, Lawyers

Workshop Format:

  • Live, Online, Instructor-led training, with a maximum class size of 20 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.
  • 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.

Workshop Requirments (Technology & Participation)

  • Please note the following requirements to ensure your successful learning experience!

    1. This workshop will involve 100% on-screen interaction with the instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses.
      • Computer/Laptop mandatory: Attendees are not permitted to attend via a tablet or cell phone
      • Webcams are mandatory and are expected to be turned on during all course sessions.
    2. 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.
      • Virtual backgrounds are not permitted
      • Group attendance via one paid registration is not permitted
    3. Students are expected to be fully engaged in the class
      • Clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program
      • Please make sure you secure a quiet space with minimal distractions

Industry Credits  

  • This course is worth 2 gold seal credits. 
  • This course is worth 12 Informal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits as approved by BC Housing.

Course Instructors  

  • Debbie Hicks, BSc| DSH Consulting - Course Facilitator
  • Dean C. Slater, P. Eng., GSC
  • Bill Chomik, AAA, SAA, OAA, AIBC, FRAIC, RCA | Kasian, Senior Principal, Vice President - Institutional
  • Mark

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.