A Guide to Construction Contracts

A Guide to Construction Contracts 

Date(s): February 12, 2024

Format: (Virtual) Instructor-led Course

Duration: One four-hour session

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Price: $400.00 + HST 

**Special Notice**: This session is Module 2 of the CCDC Series - Foundational Guide to Navigating CCDC Contracts. To check out the full program, click HERE

Overview: this course is a primer on “how- to-read-and-understand-construction-contracts”. It examines some key applicable contract law principles and fundamental construction contracting essentials as well as typical provisions found in construction contracts.  It uses CCDC 2 2020 as well as government and public sector contracts.


  • Basic contract law principles
  • Key fundamental construction contracting principles
    • Contract ‘A’ v Contract ‘B’
    • Flow-down provisions
    • Mandatory notice provisions
    • Precedent clauses
    • Warranty v. waiver
    • Statutory Declarations - Legal Significance
    • Impact of lien legislation
    • Impact of payment & adjudication legislation
  • Key provisions in construction contracts
    • Defining the scope – the Work to be performed
    •  Notice provisions
    • The Definitions
    • Roles of third parties
    • Subcontracting
    • Changes in the Work
    • Site and underground/concealed physical conditions
    • Delay provisions
    • Dispute resolution
  • Benefits of using CCDC standard contract forms
  • Basic structure and approach of CCDC standard contract forms

CCDC Reference Documents

  • CCDC 2 – 2020 – Stipulate Price Contract
  • CCDC 31 - 2020 – Service Contract Between Owner and Consultant

Who should attend: Owners, procurement authority representatives, consultants, general and sub-contractors.

Facilitator:  Michael Atkinson, LLB – Past CCA President

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