Master Municipal Construction Documents Association

Introduction to MMCD

Broken into six segments, this free self-paced video course provides an overview of the Master Municipal Construction Documents - focusing 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. Those 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 an MMCD contract or to administer one in the field.



Learning Outcomes

Attendees will learn about:

  • The development of the MMCD and how its success is measured.
  • When the MMCD is (and is not) an appropriate contract format to use.
  • Which documents the MMCD provides and where additions and modifications are necessary to assemble a complete tender package.
  • The background philosophies underlying the MMCD approach, such as fairness, risk mitigation, dispute resolution, professionalism, teamwork, and the structure and roles on MMCD contracts
  • Significant items in the General Conditions including:
    • Changes vs. extra work vs.  quantity variations
    • Unforeseen conditions and hazardous materials
    • Force account work, record keeping requirements and payment calculations
    • Testing, quality control and quality assurance
    • Schedules, delays, acceleration, liquidated damages and force majeure
    • Procedures for progress payments
    • Warranties and maintenance period issues


The members of the MMCDA have taken care in preparing these documents, but neither the members nor the MMCDA accepts any liability for any loss or damage which may be suffered by any person or corporation as a result of the use of the documents. These documents are made available without representation by the MMCDA or its members as to the appropriateness of their use in any particular situation and issued on the strict understanding that each user accepts full responsibility for their use.