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BC’s construction industry, which comprises more than 25,700 companies and employs 236,000 men and women, contributes $21.1 billion towards BC’s gross domestic product accounting for 8.6% of the province’s GDP. Construction is big business in British Columbia.
The NRCA represents the general and trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and various professional services providers who operate in the industrial, commercial, and institutional construction industry in Northern British Columbia.
We partner with the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and other stakeholders to heighten our advocacy in order to provide positive outcomes for our members.
The NRCA Fully Supports the Use of Established Solicitation and Best Practices Documents for the Public & Private Sectors.
Including, the use of nationally recognized documents provided by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC). CCDC contracts and documents are consensus-based and widely used across Canada by the public and private sectors. Further information on the use of specific contracts is available in A Summary Guide to BC Construction Standards and Guidelines
British Columbia Specific Documents
NRCA, in partnership with the BCCA, also worked with the Provincial Government to develop BC-Specific Documents:
A summary of just about anything that you would like to know on how to find information on construction procurement guidelines and standard documents in British Columbia.
BCCA’s Recommended Guidelines supplement those of the Canadian Design Build Institute’s, Design Build Manual and the requirements as set out under CCDC 14 & 15.
For a guideline to the use of Construction Management refer to the CCA 26 A Guide to the Construction Management Project Delivery Method
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These guidelines define the varying methods which an Owner may choose to use when planning a project, and outlines the benefits and drawbacks of each option.
NRCA recognizes the need for pre-qualification in limited circumstances. Generally, the ability of the Contractor to secure the necessary bonds is the sole criteria by which Contractors should be pre-qualified. Where it is deemed through the use of the Pre-Qualification Best Practice Checklist* that a pre-qualification is appropriate, the use of the CCDC 29 A Guide to Pre-qualification should be implemented to ensure a fair, open and transparent pre-qualification process, for General Contractors and Trade Contractors.
The purpose of this Document is to recommend standard procedures to facilitate the closing stages of a construction contract and the close out of the project.