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OAA, OGCA release CCDC recommendations

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OAA, OGCA release CCDC recommendations

TORONTO — The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) have announced the publication of a document recommending supplements to CCDC 2-2020.  

The document is intended for use with the latest edition of the Canadian Construction Documents Committee’s standard construction contract, stated a Nov. 5 release. It is available on both the OAA and the OGCA websites, along with a new Practice Tip outlining its use.

Titled Recommended Supplementary Conditions for CCDC 2-2020, the document follows a previous collaboration between the two associations. They also partnered on a similar report, Recommended Supplementary Conditions for CCDC 2-2008.

Discussion between the OAA’s Practice Advisory Services (PAS) and OGCA began in late 2019 after the release of the final draft of CCDC 2-2020. PAS drafted the new document in early 2020 based on the 2008 document.

“I’m so pleased to see the latest results of the continued collaboration between the OAA and the OGCA,” says Susan Speigel, OAA president, in a statement. “The work is very much in line with the OAA’s mandate to regulate the practice of architecture in protection of the public interest.”

“As general contractors, our members know that fair procurement requires collaboration across the supply chain,” added Giovanni Cautillo, OGCA president. “By working with our colleagues at OAA, we are able to save our members valuable time and money that would otherwise go into contract negotiation.”

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