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Virtual Classroom (Instructor Led)

We've partnered with some of our best reviewed instructors to offer their tried and tested courses to members in a webinar format. This means that you'll have access to more courses and you can learn from the comfort of your own screen!  Instruction platform will be dependent on the instructor's preferred platform

Virtually all our education is Gold Seal accredited, so check the course descriptions for the number of credits each is elligible for (typically 1 credit per 6 hours)!

80% of the people managing Construction Contracts do not read, do not understand or are not following the Construction Contract in place between the two organizations! This creates problems for both the Owner and the Contractor as well as the other participants involved with the project (Consultant, Subcontractors, Sub-Subcontractors and Suppliers).

 

The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) publishes standard contracts and guides for the Construction Industry.

 

In this workshop the bidding process will be reviewed (Expression of Interest (EOI), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Request for Proposals (RFP), Contract A, Contract B), the difference between a Letter of Intent and Letter of Award (one of which one is simply an agreement to agree) and the terms and conditions of the CCDC-2 Stipulated Price Construction Contract.

 
Guides covered on the workshop:
  • CCDC-00 – Guide to Use of CCDC Master Specification for Division 00 – Procurement and Contracting Requirements
  • CCDC-10 – A Guide to Construction Project Delivery Methods
  • CCDC-20 – Guide to the use of CCDC-2 Stipulated Price Contract
  • CCDC-23 – Guide to the Call and Awarding of Construction Contracts
  • CCDC-21 – Guide to Construction Insurance
  • CCDC-22 – Guide to Construction Surety Bonds
  • CCDC-24 – Guide to Model Forms
  • CCDC-29 – Guide to Prequalification
  • CCDC-40 – Rules for Mediation and Arbitration of Construction Industry Disputes
  • CCA 53 – A Trade Contractors Guide and Checklist to Construction Contracts

 

Who should attend?

Anyone whose work is described in construction contracts: Owners, Consultants, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Superintendents and Estimators of all levels will benefit from the workshop.

Event Starts Sep 21, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 21, 2021 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain a foundational understanding of MS PowerPoint. Participants will learn how to use the basic features and functions of MS PowerPoint to create and edit engaging presentations.

 

Prerequisites

A basic knowledge of and experience with Windows, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, and close programs.

 

Access to the MS PowerPoint desktop app is required for this course.

 

Modules

  • Foundations
  • Presentation Basics
  • Edit a Presentation
  • Preparing a Presentation for Delivery
Event Starts Sep 21, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Sep 21, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members; $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Please note that this course will take place on September 21, 22, & 23 from 11am - 2pm (1 - 4pm EDT).
It will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone)
 
More and more frequently private sector companies and government organizations are releasing Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) as part of their procurement process and moving away from the traditional bid process. Construction companies will win or lose contracts based on their responses to these RFP’s. Responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP) successfully requires knowledge, understanding and a proposed solution of the subject, while convincing the potential Owner that your company is the best suited to build their project. Your response must not just be compliant, it must be compelling as well!
 
Through case study of an actual RPF and the development of the RFP response participants will:
  • Understand the differences between a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and the typical prequalification in the bid process and how to respond to that RFQ. Your company must first pass the “RFQ” test before being invited to participate in the RFP process.
  • Learn to analyze your companies’ SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunity and Threats) and how to leverage these for the RFP response.
  • Learn how to analyze the RFP to:
    • Understand the Owner’s requirements both for the RFP response and the project
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the Owner
    • Understand how your company can best suit the solution
  • Create a successful strategy for developing a winning response.
  • Learn how to “Say it (sell it) in terms of the Owner’s request….not in terms of what you have to offer” Jeffrey Gitomer
  • Develop “win strategies”.
  • Learn to prepare your written response effectively while following the guidelines set out in the RFP.
  • Learn how to create a strategy with respect to the Request for Information (RFI) process and Owner/Design meetings.
  • Understand the risk and opportunity within the RFP.
  • Learn how responses to RFP’s are evaluated and how best to address the criteria.
  • Learn engaging and effective presentation techniques.
  • Create an RFP response to the Case Study – both written and presentation.
  • Present your Team’s RFP proposal.
 
Exclusive to this workshop is a comprehensive manual that is used as a reference and guide throughout the sessions. The manual is based on accumulated knowledge gathered over 40 years in the construction industry. It is a valuable and effective tool that contains not only practical how-to’s, checklists and templates but will also be a foundation for new processes and procedures back in the office or on the jobsite.
 
Virtual Classroom Sessions: 3 sessions of 3 hours each
Gold Seal Credits: 2
Event Starts Sep 21, 2021 11:00 am
Event Ends Sep 23, 2021 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 14, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $475 Members, $575 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 9

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

 

We've partnered with the CCA to be able to offer the Construction 101 Course virtually until we can be back in person!  Are you looking to achieve your Gold Seal, or to expand your knowledge of the Canadian construction industry, and learn how you can help your company be more efficient and effective?

 

Construction 101 & Beyond is your comprehensive overview of the Canadian construction industry. Designed specifically for construction management professionals, this two-day online course breaks down the complexity of the industry examining the important roles for various industry stakeholders. Over these two days, you will examine every step of the industry – from bidding to closeout.

 

Topics include:

  • Introduction to construction industry
  • Major steps in a construction project
  • Risk management
  • Bid documents
  • Contract law
  • Bidding
  • Receiving bids and award of contract
  • Format of contracts and contract clauses
  • Project start up to close out

Whether you’ve been in the industry for 6 months or 6 years, this course is for you!

 

Gold Seal Credits: 4 credits (Mandatory for Foreman GSC stream)

 

Registration Instructions: Please follow the link below to the CCA registration page and use the Promotion Code 2021SCA3  to receive member pricing.  Cost for the course is $430 + 13% HST, and a copy of the e-textbook. 

 

Please note that the CCA's refund policy requires written cancellation 7 business days prior, and they will retain a $30 administration fee.

Event Starts Sep 22, 2021 7:30 am
Event Ends Sep 23, 2021 1:30 pm
Capacity 25
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 14, 2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price $430 + HST for Members; $530 + HST for Non-Members
Speaker Live Instructors via the CCA
Number Hours 12

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

This course is intended for participants with a beginner understanding of Microsoft Word. Participants will gain efficiency in using some of Word’s features to create and manage professional looking documents.

 

Prerequisites

A beginner/ basic knowledge of and experience with Windows and Microsoft Word.

Access to the Microsoft Word desktop app is required for this course.

 

Modules Covered
  • Foundations
  • Formatting
  • Proofing Tools
  • Graphics

 

Event Starts Sep 22, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Sep 22, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 20, 2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
Description

This course is intended for participants with little to a basic understanding of Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive. Participants will gain a basic overview of the SharePoint online platform to navigate SharePoint sites, and work with lists, documents and libraries. Participants will learn how to use OneDrive to store, share and manage files.

 

Prerequisites

Little to a basic knowledge of and experience with Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive and cloud computing concepts.

 

Modules Covered
  • SharePoint
  • SharePoint Sites
  • List Basics
  • Library Basics
  • Working with Documents
  • OneDrive
  • MS Teams and SharePoint/OneDrive
Event Starts Sep 23, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Sep 23, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
Description
This course is intended for participants with a basic to intermediate understanding of Microsoft Word. Participants will gain efficiency in using many of Word’s more advanced features to create and manage professional looking documents.
 
Prerequisite
 
A basic to intermediate knowledge of and experience with Word.  New users should attend Word Part 1 (Basics) before taking this course. Access to the Microsoft Word desktop app is required for this course.
 
Modules
 
  • Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Tables and Charts
  • Advanced Formatting and Design
  • Working with SmartArt
  • Collaboration
Event Starts Sep 28, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Sep 28, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 24, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
THIS COURSE IS SOLD OUT!

 

Please note that this course will take place on September 28 & 29th from 11am- 2pm (1pm - 4pm EDT). 
It will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).

 

Why would a Contractor, Owner Consultant or Subcontractor need to know Best Practices for closing out a construction project? The answer is simple – if you can’t get it done then you can’t reach Substantial Performance. If Clients are not able to use the facility as intended, then all involved will have to spend more time and money to wrap it up and all stakeholders’ payments will be delayed. Getting a project to Substantial Performance and then to Total Performance are two of the most difficult milestones in the construction process to achieve.
 
The principles of how organizing early, teamwork and communication work together to achieve a successful project closeout will be discussed.
 
Topics discussed will include:
Pre-Construction Closeout:
  • Internal handover
  • Principles of organizing early, teamwork and communication
  • O&M manual development and tracking
  • Closeout requirements and submissions
  • Submittal requirements and submissions
  • Permits

Construction Closeout:

  • Substantial Performance requirements both contractually and regulatory

Post Construction Closeout:

  • Final Completion requirements both contractually and regulatory

Subcontractor Closeout:

  • Financial requirements

Financial Closeout:

  • Internal review and lessons learned
 
Participants will be introduced to best practices and “tips and tricks” which will expedite and simplify the takeover of a project by its Owner from the Contractor, who managed the construction, so that the last 3% of the project is not 15% of the effort.
 
Exclusive to this workshop is a comprehensive manual that is used as a reference and guide throughout the sessions. The manual is based on accumulated knowledge gathered over 40 years in the construction industry. It is a valuable and effective tool that contains not only practical how-to’s, checklists and templates but will also be a foundation for new processes and procedures back in the office or on the jobsite.
 
Who Should Attend:
Contractors, subcontractors, owners, consultants and allied professionals in the construction industry.
 
Virtual Classroom Sessions: 2 sessions of 3 hours each
 
Gold Seal Credits: 1
Event Starts Sep 28, 2021 11:00 am
Event Ends Sep 29, 2021 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 6
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

The aim of this course is to provide tools for scheduling at the Site and Crew Level. Project Management and Site Management (Superintendent, General Foremen and Foremen) influence millions of dollars of construction a year. They must ensure that all resources are being used efficiently with minimal waste. Yet often, they receive very little in the way of training on how to plan and schedule field activities.

 
This one-day workshop covers:
  • Planning Principles
  • Network Schedules
  • Critical Path
  • Gantt (Bar) Charts
  • Manpower Curves
  • Progressing the Work
  • Productivity and Performance Factors
  • Look-Ahead Schedules
  • Daily Work Plans

 

Who should attend?

Anyone whose work involves planning and scheduling the work: Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents, General Foremen, Foremen and Estimators of all levels will benefit from the workshop. This course is for Contractors and Sub-Contractors in all segments of the Construction Industry.

 

Gold Seal Credits: 1
Event Starts Sep 29, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 29, 2021 4:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 27, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8

Description

This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain a foundational understanding of MS Excel. Participants will learn how to use the basic features and functions of Excel to create and edit basic spreadsheets. 

 

Prerequisites

A basic knowledge of and experience with Windows, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, save files, and close programs. 

 

Access to the Excel desktop app is required for this course. 

Event Starts Sep 29, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Sep 29, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 27, 2021
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online