The MMCD Association is a non-profit society, founded in 1989 and supported by BC municipalities to create improved construction documents for roads, sidewalks, sewers, water, traffic signals and street lighting. The Province of British Columbia endorses the Master Municipal Construction Documents for the construction of municipal services.
The MMCDA originated with the BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, the Consulting Engineers of B.C., and the Municipal Engineers Division of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C.
The MMCDA first addressed inconsistent tender documents used in British Columbia. The association produced a common document: the MMCD. Now, over 90 municipalities use the MMCD on a regular basis.
Continuing development of the MMCD includes new and expanded editions of the document, new publications, training for users and referees, and research into new aspects of construction contracts.
Volunteer sub-committees create, monitor and improve the documents. Volunteers are drawn from municipal staff, CEBC members, BCRHCA members and related industry representatives.
Using the MMCD reduces effort compared to creating and maintaining unique contract documents. The straightforward language used in MMCD front-end documents minimizes confusion and reduces disputes.