What is the CCDC?
Who are the CCDC's Committee Members?
Click here to view the CCDC's Terms of Reference (PDF)
How are CCDC documents prepared?
Why use CCDC documents?
Who uses CCDC documents?
Where are CCDC documents available?
WHAT IS THE CCDC?
The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) is a national joint committee responsible for the development, production and review of standard Canadian construction contracts, forms and guides. Formed in 1974, the CCDC includes two owner representatives from each of the public and private sectors, as well as appointed volunteer members of the following four national organizations:
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 constituent national organizations.
WHO ARE THE CCDC'S COMMITTEE MEMBERS?
Click here to view the list of CCDC Committee Members in PDF format
WHAT ARE THE CCDC'S TERMS OF REFERENCE?
Click here to view the CCDC's Terms of Reference in PDF format
HOW ARE CCDC DOCUMENTS PREPARED?
The content of CCDC documents evolves through a process of consultation and consensus. The documents represent extensive input from experienced and knowledgeable participants from various sectors of the construction industry.
CCDC documents are drafted to fairly balance the various interests of the parties involved in a construction project.
WHY USE CCDC DOCUMENTS?
CCDC documents are:
Relied upon as familiar industry standards
Provide balance, uniformity and standardization for bidding and contracting procedures
Protect the interests and preserve the rights of all parties involved in a construction project, without assigning undue risk to any one party
Developed in a collaborative environment that allows for the serious consideration of the rights, interests and obligations of all parties
Unbalanced contracts often increase the risk of claims and disputes adding needless expense and time to the construction process.
A measure of the effectiveness of true standard documents is the frequency of their use by the construction industry. CCDC sells approximately 50,000 copies of its documents annually.
WHO USES CCDC DOCUMENTS?
CCDC Documents, including Contract Forms, Standard Forms, Guides and Bulletins, are intended for use by all construction industry participants, including owners, design professionals, construction managers, legal professionals, contractors and subcontractors.
CCDC Documents are being used by public contracting authorities, including provincial and municipal governments, as well as the private sector on both large and small projects, for both new construction and renovation.
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