Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Managing CCDC Contracts for Project Success (Live Online Training)
Gold Seal: 2 Credits

Important Note:

 

This workshop requires full face-to-face interaction and participation from both the instructor and students. In order to attend, you must make sure you have the following:

 

  1. Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This workshop will involve 100% on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, attendees are not permitted to attend via a tablet or cell phone. Webcams (no virtual backgrounds) must be on at all times.
  2. Sharing a single regsitration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
  3. A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.
  4. Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion. *Please note that If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.
Date
Tuesday, March 22nd - Thursday, March 24th, 2022
Registration Deadline
Monday, March 21st, 2022
Event Description

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.

 

A team of multi-discipline experts will provide you with exceptional feedback, great insight and actionable strategies. We look forward to sharing this expertise with you.

 

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, 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!   

 

Who should attend:

 

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/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

Important Note:

 

This workshop requires full face-to-face interaction and participation from both the instructor and students. In order to attend, you must make sure you have the following:

 

  1. Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This workshop will involve 100% on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, attendees are not permitted to attend via a tablet or cell phone. Webcams (no virtual backgrounds) must be on at all times.
  2. Sharing a single regsitration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
  3. A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.
  4. Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion. *Please note that If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.

Agenda:

 

Three (3) morning sessions (4 hours each) over 3 days

 

Orientation:

  • March 18, 2022 – 1:00 – 1:30pm PST

Webinar Dates:

  • Day 1: March 22, 2022 – 7:30am – 11:30am PST
  • Day 2: March 23, 2022 – 7:30am – 11:30am PST
  • Day 3: March 24, 2022 – 7:30am – 11:30am PST

 

* Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion. *Please note that If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.

 

 

WHAT DID WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY?

  • This course was full of valuable information on the interpretation of different CCDC contract clauses from the different perspectives of the parties involves. It helps with strategy on how to approach potential situations with the goal of limiting conflict and promoting teamwork. Overall a valuable tool for people within industry and this approach should be more broadly used within industry.
  • Informative and well-run course with an interesting multi-disciplinary team. 
  • A must have for the industry.
  • Great course for anyone who works with contracts on a daily basis.
  • Very high-quality panel, interesting discussion and quality materials.
  • Excellent course! The trainers and experts are top notch and the material is covered in a very efficient manner.  I would suggest having prior knowledge of the CCDC 2-2008, CCDC 2-2020, CCDC14 and CDDC 5A/B.- Brett, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Amazing instructors and class. Was well worth my time and will always comeback for more workshops with this group! – Sam, In-Ex Plastering & Stucco Inc.
  • Run by industry experts, this course helps the participant gain a better understanding of the complexities involved in CCDC clauses.  This is done by a combo of group discussions, and the course instructors providing relevant industry examples. – Natalia - Multicrete Systems Inc.

 

PRESENTERS: 

 

Dean C. Slater, P. Eng., GSC

Dean Slater is a Professional Engineer APEGA Life Member with 40 years’ experience in the construction and development industry.  He is a Past President of the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) and has held various executive level positions working in General Contracting, Development, and the Alberta Health Services (AHS) project management group. Dean has worked on many significant projects in Alberta including Calgary’s Petro-Canada (Suncor) Centre, the Olympic Saddledome, the Hyatt Hotel, Telus Convention Centre, SMART Technologies Building, major hospital expansions, and the South Health Campus. His roles spanned estimating and construction management as both the General Contractor with CANA (Vice-President) and Ledcor Construction, Project Manager on the Smart Technologies Building, and Project Owner’s representative / Vice-President with AHS and Triovest Realty Advisors. Retiring in January 2018, Dean has embarked on a new role as a fundraising volunteer with Wellspring Calgary – a cancer support group providing programs and education to individuals diagnosed with cancer.  Due in part to his volunteer efforts, Dean was recognized in 2018 with CCA’s “Person of the Year” award.

 

Mark Scharf, BA Hons, MHA

Mark recently retired from the University of Calgary where he was responsible for the delivery of capital projects across the organization. The annual workload entailed approximately 400 capital and renovation projects per year with an annual project spend of approximately $150M. During his 12- year tenure as Director, the Project Management Office delivered   9 new buildings including multiple teaching and applied research buildings, major infrastructure renewals, new residence halls and a new main library. Mark was actively engaged with procuring design and construction teams and negotiating and overseeing a wide variety of contracts including Design Build, Construction Management at Risk, Lump Sum and performance-based engagements.

Mark brings 30 plus years of public sector experience with both post-secondary and health organizations including the Calgary Health Region and Age Care Senior Communities. Mark takes pride in building strong teams, mentoring the next generation of project professionals and engaging diverse stakeholders in achieving outstanding results.

 

 

Walter Strachan, RSW, PQS (F), CSC (F).

Walter has extensive experience earned through over 40 years in the consulting engineering industry with CBCL Limited. During his career he has served as department manager, project manager, corporate quality manager (ISO 9001), corporate risk manager), principal, director, and Chair of the Board at a major Atlantic Canada based engineering and environmental services company.

Upon retirement from CBCL Limited, Walter opened Act 3 Advisory Services, to continue a life-long obsession with all things related to project delivery in the design and construction industry.

Walter’s design and construction interest center around standard practices, project delivery methods, cost planning and control, risk management, and dispute resolution. Those interests resulted in tenures as Chair, Canadian Design Build Institute (CDBI); President, Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS); Chair, Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC); and Board Member, Canadian Construction Association (CCA).  He has also served on several significant Task Teams including MasterFormat; CSC/CSI Uniform Drawing Systems; and the Integrated Delivery (IPD) Task Team.

Walter is the 2021 recipient of the Nova Scotia Consulting Engineers (CENS) Distinguished Service Award.

 

 

FACILITATOR:

 

Debbie Hicks, BSc | DSH Consulting - Workshop Facilitator

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.  In addition, her experience as the owner representative for the construction of the new Clubhouse for the Kelowna Yacht Club has provided additional perspective. She has been fortunate to work with the Alberta Construction Association to facilitate industry dialogue on “Optimizing the Flow of Money” and “Non-Standard Contract Clauses and their Costs”.  Through these experiences, with a lot of passion and enthusiasm, Debbie is able to bring both knowledge and insight into her work and presentations for the construction industry.

Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or [email protected] for more information.

Pricing
All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Members $599.00
CHBA Northern BC Members $599.00
Merit Members $599.00
Non-Members $749.00
Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
Agenda (Pacific Time)
Day 1    Tuesday Mar 22, 2022
7:30am - 11:30am
Workshop Day 1
Day 2    Wednesday Mar 23, 2022
7:30am - 11:30am
Workshop Day 2
Day 3    Thursday Mar 24, 2022
7:30am - 11:30am
Workshop Day 3
Additional Information
  1. Computer or laptop
    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
  2. Webcam  This is mandatory! In order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
  3. Microphone - This is mandatory!
  4. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  6. Comfortable chair 
Cancellation &
Refund Policy

COURSE REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS & REFUNDS:

 

Cancellations received at least 5 business days prior to the webinar date will result in a full refund.

 

Registrants who do not attend/log into a webinar, and/or who do not notify ICBA of cancellation at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the webinar. There will be no refunds, transfers, or credits in this case.

 

Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the webinar.

 

COURSE CANCELLATION BY ICBA:

 

ICBA may have to postpone or cancel webinars due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

 
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