• 29 November
    3 sessions, 4 hours each
    Session information
    Session 1
    Tue 29 Nov 10:30 EST - Tue 29 Nov 14:30 EST
    Session 2
    Wed 30 Nov 10:30 EST - Wed 30 Nov 14:30 EST
    Session 3
    Thu 01 Dec 10:30 EST - Thu 01 Dec 14:30 EST
    • Member Pricing $649.00 excl. Tax
    • $799.00 excl. Tax
    • Course
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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.

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

  • 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.

You can keep on doing what you are doing and expect things to get better, but we all know that is the definition of insanity! Stop the insanity and find better ways of addressing the contractual obligations you have agreed to!

2 Gold Seal Credits

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 have experience with CCDC contract clauses.

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

Please note the following requirements to ensure your successful learning experience!

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.

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

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

Related Info


  • Live, Online, Instructor-led training, with a maximum class size of 20 students
  • This workshop is facilitated on the Zoom platform. Access information from the instructor will be provided to you in advance of the orientation and training
  • Orientation Session (30 minutes)
    • March 18 - 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Three ½ day sessions (4 hours each) over 3 days
  • Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion

*Please note that if you miss a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.


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  • Debbie Hicks - Facilitator
  • Mark Scharf, BA Hons, MHA
  • Dean C. Slater, P. Eng., GSC
  • Bill Chomik, AAA, SAA, OAA, AIBC, FRAIC, RCA Kasian, Senior Principal, Vice President Institutional