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The Construction Record Podcast – Episode 284: CCDC’s Ready For Takeover with Katy Fairley and Terry Brown

On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with Katy Fairley of Fairley Strategies and Terry Brown of STBR Consulting about Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) documentation and new changes including Ready For Takeover, a new project milestone.

Brown explained the origins and uses of CCDC documents and explained how Canada was the first country to have all parties sit down and come up with a series of standardized documents, a practice that has since expanded to other nations.

Fairley also pointed to some potential pitfalls when supplemental conditions are added to contracts that nullify or contradict the meaning of the original contract, and both Brown and Fairley explained the methodology of and philosophy of Ready For Takeover, a relatively new addition to CCDC documents which separate legally required milestones and ones that are agreed to between the parties of the contract.

In our news section we cover industry reaction to a People for Education advocacy report about Ontario’s plan to create a pathway for high school students to enter apprenticeships after they’ve completed Grade 10, as well as the Toronto Community Benefits Network asking if community benefits are a priority for the Ontario Line.

From the west we cover PCL employee Mike Enter’s ascent of Mount Everest, a victory for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 213, who received a positive ruling against Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) for the implementation of a collective agreement, and the government of British Columbia announcing beginning of construction of a new overpass on Highway 17 which is anticipated to increase safety one of Vancouver Island’s most important transportation corridors.

You can listen to The Construction Record on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple PodcastsSpotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Our previous episode featuring  ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick and senior economist Michael Guckes about the intersection of technology and construction here. Thanks for listening.

Advocacy report knocks Ontario’s early apprenticeship plan

Kitchener net-zero library tender to be released this summer

Are community benefits a priority for the Ontario Line? TCBN wants to know

CIRB sides with IBEW 213 in first collective agreement ruling since 1986

Construction of $76 million Highway 17/Keating Cross Road overpass begins

Reaching new heights: PCL employee Mike Enter summits Everest

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