CCO Workshop 2022


The CCO Workshop is a one-day conference where the goal is to facilitate open and transparent conversation between all parties in the construction industry. 

This year SICA was playing a bit of catch-up after COVID-19 so we had back-to-back events. This did not come without its share of a little bit of scramble and a whole lot of patience. We would like to extend a warm-felt thank you to everyone that attended and presented. We appreciate your time and the attention you availed to keep abreast of everything that is taking place in the Construction Industry.

The Keynote presentations this year were all about Change. Mark Devolder and Edward Olson had the audience captivated as they spoke on the topic of "Navigating Change and Uncertainty" and "Analyzing Risks Trends in 2022 and beyond". We believe many people walked away with new ideas about what is happening in the construction industry now and how we can work together to build a better future. It is time to work together for a stronger more resilient future for the companies looking to grapple with supply chain, logistics, and employee retention or recruitment. 

The Building Resilience Panel included representatives from The City of Kelowna, the Insurance industry, Consultants, and Contractors. Assisting Construction companies in understanding the demands and challenges of each sector. Some of the topics were direct for CCA, BCCA, Legal Updates, and of course an open forum for Construction Rants. This year we had two Breakout Sessions - without being able to come together for two years we felt that there were many beneficial topics that needed addressing. 

Risk and Contingency

Contingencies are downside risk estimates that make allowance for the unknown risks associated with a project. How do we manage them?


What is happening to assist safety on construction sites?

Social Procurement

Social procurement is a growing best practice that aligns procurement spending to provide added value and community benefits. What may best practice in helping build a more resilient and more inclusive Province?

CCDC 2022 Update

The CCDC 2 (2020) includes numerous changes to payment terms and the release of holdback, most of which help align these contracts with prompt payment schemes. BCDC has updated and added new Standard Documents and Guidelines for a Stipulated Price Bid for use on Publicly Funded Building Projects in the Province of British Columbia

MMCD 2019 Update

This edition contains all content from our previous MMCD Platinum Vol. II, plus new updates, amendments, and a host of new detailed images to help clients understand, address and solve problems.

Fostering Employee Engagement

Navigating the “Great Resignation” & Fostering Employee Engagement. Take a progressive and innovative approach to people and culture; your organization’s greatest resource


The Contractor, Consultant, Owner (CCO) Workshop was a great success but we would like to hear from you to make it even better next year. SICA is always actively listening to our Members on what they think will best support them. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE


A Special Thank you to our Sponsors, without your continued support events like this would not be possible.

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BC Budget 2024

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CCA Hill Day 2023

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Join the Virtual Webinar

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CCO Workshop 2022

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2021 Annual Report

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Kelowna Crane Incident Legacy Education Fund

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Brooklyn Site Crane Accident Statement

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Construction Fast Lanes for COVID-19 Vaccine

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Every Child Matters - Indigenous History Month

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Construction Month 2021

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March 26, 2021

SICA training courses prove practical and meaningful to students

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2021 Gold Seal Program Changes

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COVID-19 Update

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2019 Industry Awards of Excellence Winners

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