Ottawa Construction Association

CCDC 5A+5B: Construction Management Keys to Success with Multi-Disciplinary Trainers

Upcoming Sessions
There are currently no upcoming sessions scheduled for this course

OCA Members: $487
Non-Members: $647


For the first time, we are bringing virtual instructor-led expertise to your office through the synergy of multi-disciplinary trainers' knowledge that has only been delivered at conferences.  And it gets better!  In the past, conference presentations have been focused on a one-way exchange of know-how from the speakers to you.  This course moves beyond that one-way exchange to allow you to apply what you have learned. 

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

Project success takes more than just understanding what is “written” in your contract; it's about leveraging key requirements from start to finish!


Many projects run into cost overruns, schedule delays, quality and performance issues. Thus, Project Owners are looking for solutions! 

Construction Management is a great solution if done well!  Construction Management is about building a collaborative team from the outset of the project.  The team is comprised of the Project Owner, Consultant and Contractors to address the key areas of functional requirements, time, cost, quality, and constructability.

Whether you are the Project Owner, Consultant, General Contractor or Subcontractor, you need to understand your Construction Management roles and responsibilities throughout all project phases: predesign, design, project delivery and post construction. You also need to be well versed in the Construction Management project drivers and concepts in order to fulfil your contractual responsibilities and achieve success.  A well-orchestrated Construction Management project drives success for all partners. 


In this session, from 3 ICI practitioners perspectives, you will:

  1. Gain an understanding of the Construction Management process
  2. Recognize when to use Construction Management as a Delivery Method
  3. Learn the roles of each partner for collaborative success
  4. Determine when and how to procure Construction Management services
  5. Identify tools and techniques to optimize Construction Management performance
  6. Grasp the nuances of the different forms of Construction Management contracts – CCDC 5A|5B (industry standard contracts)
  7. Understand the duties assigned and compensation for Preconstruction, Construction and Post-Construction in the CCDC 5A | 5B
  8. Practice the key elements to focus on for project success:
    1. Engage the design assist process
    2. Align budgets to estimates
    3. Use design control to promote cost control
  9. Apply the learned knowledge to establish the Construction Manager's compensation
  10. Discuss the pros and cons for conversion to consolidated pricing
  11. Acquire critical insights into the challenges with the Construction Management Delivery Method


Understanding the keys to success for construction management is important for all industry partners!  This course is most applicable to mid-management personnel who will actively be working on Construction Management projects and administering the contract.

  • General Contractors and Subcontractors:
    • Construction Company Owners/Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Commercial Managers
    • Estimators
    • Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners – Public and Private
  • Third party Project Managers (for the Project Owner)
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bonding and Insurance specialists


  • Live, Online, Instructor-led training
  • 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):
    • May 6 - 3:30pm – 4:00pm EST
  • Three (3) sessions (4 hours each) over 3 days
    • Day 1: Tuesday, May 11 10:30am-2:30pm EST
    • Day 2: Wednesday, May 12 10:30am -2:30pm EST
    • Day 3: Thursday, May 13 10:30am -2:30pm EST
  • 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.


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, you must have a webcam and use a full computer/laptop, and we do not permit students to attend using a tablet or cell phone.
  2. 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.

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.

  • Debbie Hicks - Workshop Facilitator
  • Dean C. Slater - Project Owner / Contractor
  • Bill Chomik - Consultant
  • Mark Scharf - Project Owner

Upcoming Sessions
There are currently no upcoming sessions scheduled for this course