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WCA | CCDC Contracts: Supplementaries & Non-Standard Clauses

January 18 2022

CCDC Contracts: Supplementaries & Non-Standard Clauses

When it comes to contracts, it's not about your own thoughts and assumptions - it's about what's written!

Allocation of risk often gets changed in contract clauses based on project owners or their lawyers' past experiences. The issue with changes to contract clauses is the lack of understanding of what the clause means and its associated risk. This means if the risk materializes and disputes arise, relationships are damaged, project costs can increase, schedules can be compromised, bidders can jeopardize their businesses and the potential for litigation increases.

This course will help you understand what the risks are in CCDC, CCA and provincial standard contracts that have been modified by non-standard clauses, why these clauses are modified and the costs associated with these clauses.

BE AWARE: In the nuances of the prime contract clauses, there are implications to all partners including the consultants and subcontractors.

You will experience all this through the eyes of the project partners - the owner, consultant and contractor. Experts from each sector will share their insight, knowledge and explain the "why", "what" and "how" to mitigate these clauses.

  • 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
  • Develop strategies on HOW to address the impact of these clauses
  • Apply what you have learned to determine COSTS associated with these clauses

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

  • General and Trade Contractors: Construction Company Owners/Managers, Risk Managers, Project Managers, Estimators, Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bonding and insurance specialists
  • Lawyers

A team of multi-discipline experts will provide you with exceptional feedback, great insight and actionable strategies. We look forward to sharing this expertise with you.

  • Debbie Hicks - Workshop Facilitator
  • Dean C. Slater - Project Owner / Contractor
  • Bill Chomik - Consultant
  • Hugh Loughborough

Related Info

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

Course Format

Live, Online, Instructor-led training, with a multi-discipline training team and a maximum class size of 25 students.

  • This is a highly interactive course facilitated by the instructor on the Zoom platform.
  • 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.
  • Zoom access information will be provided to you in advance of the training by your instructor
  • Full attendance and participation in all four 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.

This course is delivered in partnership with local construction associations across western Canada and Ontario. You will be participating with a cohort of industry peers from throughout these regions.

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.

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