This 4 hour course provides a brief overview of the Master Municipal Construction Documents - focussing on the General Conditions. Those most likely to benefit from this course are people who have some construction experience with other contract formats, but who wish to know if the MMCD is appropriate for their needs or to learn what unique approaches it takes. Attendees who have no contracting experience will gain exposure to the structure and philosophy of one of the most accepted contract formats for municipal construction in BC. This course is not intended to provide in-depth training to create and tender a MMCD contract or to administer one in the field.
(39 mins) Davids's been travelling the province sharing his insight on making the transition from the Gold Edition of the Specifications to our new Platinum Edition. In this introduction David shares a detailed discussion of the differences between the two editions, how to plan for the transition, and provides an introduction to the new Electronic version of the Specifications.
(~1 hr) This webinar discusses the ongoing MMCD infrastructure and lifecycle management standards initiatives. Infrastructure design, construction and lifecycle management processes, along with inherent challenges associated with the flow of data, will also be addressed. Learn how MMCD infrastructure standards can be applied to remedy these challenges. The webinar also offers a case study demonstrating how the City of Port Moody adopted the MMCD AMDR with Maintenance Connection asset management software. Finally, learn about the local governments and consulting firms that are on board with MMCD infrastructure standards.
(58 mins) Authorities Having Jurisdiction frequently encounter issues related to the practice of professional engineering in British Columbia. This seminar will present some of these issues and discuss ways they can be addressed based on the requirements of the Engineers and Geoscientists Act, the bylaws of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC and the APEGBC Quality Management Guidelines.
(58 mins) Life cycle management is at the heart of good asset management, and life cycle costing is the key tool for life cycle management. This presentation will introduce you to life cycle costing, why it is important to good management and how to apply it to your day-to-day work. We will introduce you to Discounting and Present Value concepts for comparing alternatives. We will also demonstrate life cycle costing through a worked example.
(68 mins) The presentation discusses the completion of the MMCD Asset Management Data Register (AMDR) project. The MMCDA AMDR was developed to introduce standards for the creation, management, and transfer of infrastructure data by BC Local Governments and their partners. In this session you will learn about the two core project deliverables: the municipal infrastructure data schema and the AMDR Database Utility that can be used for creating and managing infrastructure asset data. The AMDR Project brings local elements to infrastructure data management, including fields for PSAB 3150 compliance and TCA reporting, and standardized condition ratings. The AMDR is open source, suitable for use by vendors and systems currently used by BC Local Governments and the consultants that serve them and it is free to MMCDA members. The presentation will end with a discussion on the next steps for the project.
(59 mins) The MMCD Association has become aware of the increasing use of Supplementaries to the MMCD which transfer unwarranted risk and responsibility to the Contractor. In this webinar, a panel of experts from the MMCD Association will review the rationale for balanced sharing of risk which is the foundation of the MMCD approach and the downsides of diverting from this principle. Two of the panel members were members of the original team which drafted the General Conditions and the other two are experienced MMCD users bringing both the Owner's and Contractor's perspectives to this issue.
(58 mins) Craig Baskin of Baskin Associates will be discussing in do's and dont's behind quality management systems. Topics include, what is quality, where does quality start, how is quality managed, who contols the quality and much more.
(58 mins) John Haythorne of FMC Law will be discussing frequent mistakes/misconceptions/errors in Tenders, RFP's and Construction Contracts with reference to the MMCD Documents. Based on his experience, he will offer insight on a series of potential questions commonly misunderstood by Consultants, Owners, and Contractors.
(36 mins) This webinar will feature guest speakers Steve Muenz & Ken Wright who have been heavily involved with the Association for numerous years and posses extensive knowledge in using MMCDA documents. Steve & Ken will discuss how to convert municipal bylaws to assist in adoption of the Platinum Edition, how to create new bylaws, a step-by-step process for reviewing bylaws, and outline the problems that you may encounter and their potential solutions. Considering adopting MMCD standards? Need help simplifying the process? Join us to better understand the value of MMCDA standardized documents and the process of updating your bylaws.
(41 mins) The importance of high quality of construction materials (concrete, asphalt, aggregates and more) cannot be overstated. This forms the fundamental basis of proper asset management and can ensure the longevity of these important and costly assets.
(62 mins) In this one hour presentation Ted Murray covers Liability Insurance, Builder's Risk Insurance, Machinery Breakdown Insurance, Certificates of Insurance, The Bond Facility, Bid Bonds and Consents of Surety, Performance and Labour & Material Payment Bonds.
(120 mins) Join our educational forum focusing on construction safety, especially the role of the prime contractor on construction sites. Some municipalities have been found negligent through the actions of third parties; these issues and more will be covered in this educational session.
(115 mins) In 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in arguably the most important tendering law case since Ron Engineering. John Haythorne, P.Eng. and Karen Martin, both partners in the Construction/Infrastructure and P3 Groups in the Vancouver office of FMC Law will discuss the case and its implications for good tendering practices.
(49 mins) The Master Municipal Construction Documents Association is embarking on a project involving development of an Asset Management Data Repository (AMDR) for BC local governments. The project involves three phases and is being introduced by Andrew Walther, P. Eng. of APW Engineering. Watch this introductory webinar to learn more about this important project.
(8 mins) The panel shares their views and insights on the current state of Infrastructure Asset Management in British Columbia in a question and answer format.
This brief introduction sheds some interesting light on difficult challenges that lie ahead as we embark on the path to Infrastucture Asset Management.
(38 mins) Hew's 30 years of international experience in infrastructure management in both the public and private sectors are applied to important Engineeing challenges relating to Asset Management.
What do you own and what is it worth? What else do we need to know now and in the future? How should we use this data? How do we make forecasts that are meaningful? How do I use the concept of lifecycle. What is a reasonable period to plan?
(37 mins) Kim is a municipal sustainability expert with a proven record of successfully implementing sustainability frameworks and projects in several municipalities, including Port Coquitlam and the City of Victoria.
Kim brings her years of experience in strategic planning, local government administration, conflict resolution, media relations, and public facilitation and group dynamics in this highly informative presentation.
How does asset management fit with Official Community plans and the overall planning process? How does planning data and information support and influence the AM process? Forecasting for infrastructure demand and eliminating disused infrastructure. Defining sustainability and building sustainability into the asset management process and reporting. Defining and delivering a public consultation.
(31 mins) Robin addresses issues for BC Government relating to Asset Management. What are the BC Government requirements for municipal budgets, and what are the sources of accounting and financial practices in BC? What are the recommended practices from the Public Sector Accounting Board? Share PSAB 3150 experiences. What are the challenges in integrating existing financial systems with AM systems? How can you forecast future demands and costs? What are the consequences of using life cycle costing in financial planning?
(45 mins) Gaëtan brings his experience as the Port Moody City Manager and the knowledge gained writing his book Time for Cities to bear on problems facing municipal leaders as they embark on an Asset Management program.
This informative session addresses the questions; Why adopt an asset management policy and plan? What do we need to deliver? What are the paybacks? What resources do I need? What are the obstacles? What decision making processes should we use? How do we integrate all our processes? What is the role of council and staff? What has to change to make it work?
(8 min) Senior Course Instructor, Brian Weeks gives us an introduction to the latest MMCD project called "Contract Considerations". A series of videos on MMCD related topics.
(8 min) In this Contract Consideration, Brian Weeks explains the purpose and usefulness of the MMCD documents.
(12 min) Ever wonder what the role of a C.A. is in the contract process? What are their responsibilities? Brian Weeks outlines them in this video.
(9 min) What are the duties of the C.A. and what are their limits? The answer to this question and more in this Contract Consideration.
(9 min) In this presentation discover more about the role of the inspector in the contract process.
(10 min) Brian Weeks, Senior MMCDA Course Instructor, presents another Contract Consideration on The Contemplated Change Order.
(10 min) Brian Weeks, Senior MMCDA Course Instructor, presents another Contract Consideration on Responding to a RFQ.
(11 min) Questions about issuing a change order? Brian Weeks, Senior MMCDA Course Instructor, answers your questions in this Contract Consideration video.
(8 min) Wondering what the difference between a change and extra is? Brian Weeks details the answer in this video.
(8 min) What do you do with math errors at tender? Brian Weeks speaks to this topic in this Contract Consideration.
(11 min) Brian Weeks covers MMCD Schedules in this Contract Consideration.
(9 min) In this Contract Consideration Brian Weeks discusses the principles of MMCD.
(9 min) In this video, Senior Course Instructor, Brian Weeks, discusses risk allocation.
(9 min) Brian Weeks covers the IT-4 in this Contract Consideration