CCDC 14+15 – “Managing the Uniqueness of Design Build”

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CCDC 14+15 – “Managing the Uniqueness of Design Build”

January 17, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm MST

$649.00 – $849.00

This 3- part workshop will take place on January 17, 18, & 19th 2023 7, 8,& 9th, 2022 from 830 AM-12:30 PM (MST)

Workshops are led by a team of multi-discipline experts (Owners, Consultants and Contractors)  and will provide you with exceptional feedback, great insight, and actionable strategies. 

“Innovation, Performance and Trust are the Cornerstones for Design-Build”

From the Project Owner creating their Statement of Requirements, to the Consultants understanding their unique roles, to the Contractor developing and implementing practices to optimize Design Build performance, all partners need to grasp the nuances of Design-Build. This Workshop will discuss the unique contractual conditions when a Project Owner employs this Project Delivery Method and essential insights for improving your chances of success with Design Build. We will focus on the crucial clauses in the CCDC 14 + 15 contracts and the fundamental elements of Design-Build for project success.  These technical skills, as well as critical insights into the challenges and opportunities from each partners’ perspective, make this Workshop invaluable.

Understanding the keys to success for Design Build is important for all industry partners!  This course is most applicable to mid to upper management personnel who will actively be working on Design Build projects and administering the contracts.

What will you learn?:

  1. Gain an understanding of the Design Build process
  2. Recognize when to use Design Build as a Project Delivery Method
  3. Learn how to improve your chances of project success with Design Build
  4. Understand the Project Owner’s Initial Action Items
  5. Determine how to procure and evaluate Design Build services
  6. Learn the roles and responsibilities of each partner for team success
  7. Become familiar with best practices to optimize Design Build performance
  8. Understand the key clauses in CCDC 14 & 15
  9. Learn the key elements to focus on for project success
  10. Acquire critical insights into the challenges and opportunities with the Design Build Delivery Method
  11. Learn the key drivers to developing a Design Build organization


Debbie Hicks,

With a comprehensive and varied education background, learning has been at the core of her career.   As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects, engineers and contractors in ad vocacy and education brings a solid base to her expertise.


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Non Member: “Managing the Uniqueness of Design Build” January
$ 849.00
Member: “Managing the Uniqueness of Design Build” January
$ 649.00


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


January 17, 2023
8:30 am - 12:30 pm MST
$649.00 – $849.00


Mechanical Contractor’s Association
Debbie Hicks



 Employers can get up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to 10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training.