The MMCDA supports adoption of the MMCD by providing a comprehensive panel of training courses for organizations and individuals planning on or currently utilizing the documents for infrastructure projects.
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Introduction to MMCD
This four-hour course provides a brief 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.
This course is now available online at no cost.
Certified Contract Administration
The Certified Contract Administration Course teaches the background of the MMCDA, contract administration integrity, proper communications and documentation, pre-contract processes, an overview of the involved documents, the role of the CA and inspectors, the role of the contractor, schedules, changes and extras, payments, managing/avoiding disputes and post-contract duties. Students who are interested are asked to thoroughly review the course requirements - particularly if they plan to take the examination. The course is currently offered both in-person and via webinar (on scheduled dates).
This course is specifically designed for contractors' field staff who do construction under MMCD contracts. It is focused on the needs of superintendents and field clerks but also includes pointers and suggestions for project managers and estimators.
Public Works Inspection Course
This course is targeted at experienced inspectors, so it does not cover the "mechanics" of the inspection role, such as reading drawings, taking samples or doing tests. Rather, it is a presentation on the administrative aspects of the inspector's job with the intent of clarifying what obligations, rights and responsibilities the inspector has, particularly with regard to the contractor.
This course is specifically designed for contractor’s field staff at the foreman or lead hand level. It focuses on the things they need to know when dealing with the Contract Administrator or Inspectors on a MMCD contract and the things a foreman can do to help the Contractor make money, save money or preserve its rights.