Ontario Construction Report staff writer
The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) will release two new design-build contract forms in July 2013: CCDC 14 – Design-Build Stipulated Price Contract and CCDC 15 – Design Services Contract between Design-Builder and Consultant. Prior to the release of these documents, CCDC will run a series of half-day seminars June 14 – 28, 2013 in 21 cities throughout Canada. There will be six seminars in Ontario:
June 17 Hamilton, ON
June 18 Cambridge, ON
June 19 Richmond Hill, ON
June 24 St. Catharines, ON
June 27 Mississauga, ON
June 28 Ottawa, ON
During these seminars, CCDC members will explain the key philosophy behind these contract forms and the important changes to CCA-CSC-RAIC Documents 14 and 15 – 2000. There will be a detailed analysis of the roles and risk profiles of the owner / design-builder / design-builder’s consultant / payment certifier / other consultants / owner’s advisor. Other key topics include the design-builder’s liability towards design service, professional liability insurance requirements, etc. The seminars are aimed at owners, executives and managers from construction buyers, architects, engineers, contractors, and allied professionals in the construction industry. The seminars are hosted by the integrated partner associations of the Canadian Construction Association.
The early bird registration special is $340 + taxes before June 7 and $390 + taxes after June 7. Attendees will receive electronic copies of the new contract forms and the accompanying guides (to be released in December 2013) worth over $200. Registration is through the CCDC website.
The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is a national committee responsible for the development, production and review of standard Canadian construction contracts, forms and guides. Formed in 1974, the CCDC is made up of volunteer owner representatives from public and private sectors, as well as appointed volunteer members of the four constituent organizations (ACEC, CCA, CSC and RAIC). A lawyer from the Canadian Bar Association, construction law section, sits as an ex-officio member of the committee. All CCDC documents carry endorsement of the four national constituent organizations.