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WORKSHOP- Managing CCDC Contracts For Project Success- “Do your Job”

November 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm MST

$599.00 – $749.00

Part of the Construction Management Series

This 3- part virtual workshop will take place online November 30, December 1 & 2nd from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM

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. 

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


Where do we run into problems most often with contract compliance and how do we mitigate these problems? Whether you are the Project Owner, the Consultants, or the Contractors, first you need to understand what you have agreed to in the CCDC and related contracts, and why the clause exists in the first place. NOT opening, reading and understanding the contract requirements until it’s too late is exactly what gets us into trouble time and time again on construction projects. Waiting until there is conflict and only then referring to the contract to see how, or if, we can get out of the problem is like playing Russian roulette.

BE AWARE: In the nuances of the prime contract clauses, there are implications and requirements impacting all partners including the Consultants and Subcontractors.


In this session, you will learn from a team of industry partners’ perspectives:

    • Learn which CCDC and related clauses and concepts in the different project delivery methods consistently create challenges and conflict,
    • Discover what these clauses mean and why they exist
    • Explore how to mitigate the pain points associated with these clauses by developing your “go forward” strategies and practices
    • Apply your skills to a specific scenario by presenting possible outcomes and strategies to achieve alignment by all parties.

Finally, through interactive exercises, we will explore some specific scenarios on what the possible outcomes are and what to do to achieve alignment by all parties.

  • **There will be an Orientation session scheduled 2-3 days before the course.  You will receive a calendar appointment for the session.


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.

  • General Contractors and Subcontractors:
    • Construction Company Owners/Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Commercial Managers
    • Estimators
    • Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners
  • Third party Project Managers (for the Project Owner)
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bonding and Insurance specialists
  • Lawyers


Debbie Hicks, B.sc

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 advocacy and education brings a solid base to her expertise.

Expert Panel: Dean Slater, Bill Chomik, Hugh Loughborough

Trainer Bio’s attached here Trainers’ Bios and pictures for Managing Contract Clauses

2 Gold seal credits available

“A must have for the industry.” “Amazing instructors and class. Was well worth my time and will always comeback for more workshops with this group!”


MCA Events Cancellation policy

5 business days or more- 100% refunded/4 business days or less- 50% refunded/no show – no refund


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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


November 30, 2021
8:00 am - 12:30 pm MST
$599.00 – $749.00




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.