Master Municipal Construction Documents Association

Document Overview

The Master Municipal Construction Documents (MMCD) provide a framework and foundation for municipal infrastructure projects. The MMCD Standard Specifications and Drawings have become widely accepted across British Columbia as the tendering and contract administration tools for municipal infrastructure projects. The collective perspectives of government, consultants, contractors, and owners have combined to create a fair, equitable solution to this often complex part of getting things done.

The MMCD has been built on three primary principles:

  • The language was developed only through consensus of representatives of the three parties involved (owner, contractor and consultant)
  • The documents were created under a mandate for fairness
  • The documents are easy to understand and to use

Note: MMCD eBooks cannot be saved on shared company servers. Licenses are available on a per computer or mobile basis.

MMCD Platinum Edition (2009)

The MMCD Platinum Volume I & II are a part of the most recently published edition. MMCD offers these documents electronically making them downloadable to your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device.

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Design Guidelines

The Municipal Infrastructure Design Guideline Manual provides a standardized set of guidelines that can be adopted by municipalities and other agencies involved with design and construction of municipal infrastructure. MMCD offers this document electronically, making it downloadable to your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device.

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Gold Edition (2000)

The Gold Edition of the MMCDA Documents was published in 2000 but is no longer available for purchase. The updated version of these documents is currently the Platinum Edition. However, various municipalities and contracts will still reference the Gold Edition. There are three volumes and two supplementary documents that were published as a part of the Gold Edition.

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MMCD Infrastructure Data Standards

The MMCD Infrastructure Data Standards include the following components:

  1. Municipal CAD Standard – Ongoing Development
  2. Drawing Production Standard – August 2016
  3. Construction Modeling Standard – Not Complete
  4. Asset Data Exchange Standard – April 2016
  5. Asset Data Management Register – February 2012

The Municipal CAD Standard consists of the AutoCAD Civil 3D drawing template and supporting files.

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The development of MMCDA Asset Management Data Repository (AMDR) schema has been a collaborative effort with input from several BC local governments. The schema incorporates infrastructure types referenced by standard MMCDA construction documents/specifications and includes Storm Drainage, Sanitary Sewers, Water Distribution and Transportation & Electrical. This project is the first step in a continuing process required to address ongoing economic, social and safety challenges associated with our deteriorating infrastructure, and growing infrastructure deficit.

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Client/Consultant Agreement

This free-to-access document is designed to minimize the need for risk taking by the consultant and provide an equitable means of resolving disputes.

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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.