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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)!

A number of applicants have already successfully received 100% funding for this course through the RSTS (Re-open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy.  For more information on this subsidy, please ready to “RSTS funding” section below.

 

This course is designed to provide participants with standardized framework, tools, templates and techniques for construction project management based on best practice concepts, methodologies, and real-world experiences commonly followed across Canada, USA and most global businesses. Course outcomes aim to assist participants in:

  • Leading teams to success with less conflict & stress
  • Increasing role clarity, accountability, and improving reporting & communication
  • Creating a project-based culture for multiple levels of employee
  • Systematically increasing the probability of success for projects
  • Establishing consistent expectations for stakeholders involved, and
  • Prepare those who which to pursue their PMP designation

The course will also include custom content and techniques to help manage business risk and adapt their workplaces and project management during the global pandemic, and a section about health and safety directly related to COVID-19

Framework & Templates:

The course is based on PMI’s PMBOK framework, which is the most followed & accepted methodology in the world.  The course also provides insight into other templates, methodologies and concepts (i.e Agile, ISO, 6 Signma, LEAN) all aligned under PMI, ISO and TQM concepts to provide learners with a well-rounded understanding of current construction practices & systems. 

Format:

This course is approximately 3 months in duration, including 24 hours of (virtual) instructor led content, and 24 hours of (instructor supported) online content including access to classmates, tutorials, videos, tests, multi-media examples, & more.

A certificate will be issued after the completion of the 48 hours of combined content.

Instructor led content will be delivered over 6 weekly 4hr session held via Google Meet

PMP Guarantee:

Upon completion of the course participants who are in pursuit of their PMP designation will receive free instructor support and extended access to the online portal and PMP practice exams until their exam is passed!

This Course Qualifies for:

  • PMI Certification: 35 hrs (PDUs) for Certifications (e.g. PMP)
  • Gold Seal Credits: 6

 

Online Portal Demo:

For further descriptions of the program please go to the instructor’s website to access brochures, student feedback, course demo, etc.

 

About the Instructor:

This course has been instructed by Jason Tratch for over 15 years across Canada with 100s of successful PMPs.  Jason has a diverse business & PM expertise in businesses from small start-ups to large multinational blue chips. Click here for Jason’s full Bio.

Funding:

The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) program has been launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist employers of critical public services and allowable businesses (such as construction) to access training without the financial burden. 

If your organization can make a business case to train staff in project management to:

  • Improve competitiveness
  • Become more productive with a restricted work force
  • Develop or advance project processes and controls, and/or
  • Increase safety management

You may be eligible to receive a 100% reimbursement for the cost of this training. The deadline to apply for the RSTS is December 31, 2020.

Click here to learn more about the RSTS click here.

For the online application for the RSTS click here.

Event Starts Jan 21, 2021 1:00 pm
Event Ends Apr 30, 2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Dec 31, 2020
Individual Price $3500 for members, $4000 non-members
Speaker Jason Tratch
Number Hours 48

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description
This is an interactive half-day seminar that will cover the fundamentals of interpreting construction specifications. The seminar will deal with the basics of reading and interpreting both the general and technical specifications.

 

Course Topics

  • Recognize the role of the Project Manual in relationship to the bidding documents, construction contract documents, general requirements and the technical specifications
  • Recognize the role of Maste Format in Construction Specifications
  • Recognize the difference between a Prescriptive Specification and a Performance Specifications

 

Who should attend?
Anyone who is new to using Construction Specifications. This course is for Owners, Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers.
Event Starts Mar 5, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Mar 5, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Feb 26, 2021
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description
This is an interactive half-day seminar that will cover the fundamentals of interpreting construction specifications. The seminar will deal with the basics of reading and interpreting both the general and technical specifications.

 

Course Topics

  • Recognize the role of the Project Manual in relationship to the bidding documents, construction contract documents, general requirements and the technical specifications
  • Recognize the role of Maste Format in Construction Specifications
  • Recognize the difference between a Prescriptive Specification and a Performance Specifications

 

Who should attend?
Anyone who is new to using Construction Specifications. This course is for Owners, Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers.
Event Starts Mar 5, 2021 2:00 pm
Event Ends Mar 5, 2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Feb 26, 2021
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

 

This course will take place via Zoom from 7 - 10:30 am on March 9 & 10th. Zoom meeting details will be sent to attendees 24 hours before first session. 

 

Description

This two day webinar series will provide you with the knowledge and skills to create, edit, markup, and collaborate on AEC documents using Bluebeam Revu.

 

Topics:

•   Interface and navigation

•   Profiles

•   Markup tools

•   Stamps

•   The tool chest

•   The markups list

•   PDF creation

•   Document management

•   Introduction to Studio

•   Studio Sessions

•   Studio Projects

 

This course is ideal for: 

Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Estimators, Project Assistants, and Document Controllers. Existing users will find great value in this course.

 

Get Bluebeam Certified! This is a Bluebeam Certified Course and you have the opportunity of becoming a Bluebeam Certified User by taking an exam after the course.

 

1 Gold Seal Credit

 

Recommended Computer Setup:

You will need TWO screens for the training to be effective.

•   The first screen needs to be a Windows computer with Bluebeam Revu 2020 installed.

•   The second screen is to display the Zoom meeting (this could be a second monitor, a larger tablet (9" +) or a smart phone displayed on to a TV.

 

Bluebeam Revu Requirements:

You will need a fully functioning version of Bluebeam Revu 2020. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2019 or older), you can download a 2020 trial and install it ‘side by side’ your existing install. This will allow you to continue to use your older version without losing your license and you can use the new version to follow along in the training.

 

You can download a free 90-day trial herehttps://www.curtek.ca/bluebeam-trial

Event Starts Mar 9, 2021 7:00 am
Event Ends Mar 10, 2021 10:30 am
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 2, 2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price $280 Members, $380 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

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 create problems for both the Contractor and the Subcontractor (and Sub-Subcontractor).

The Canadian Construction Association publishes standard documents for the Construction Industry. This is a workshop on the various CCA Sub-Contracts with an emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the Contractor, the Sub-Contractor and the Sub-Sub Contractor.

 

Contracts discussed:
  • CCA-1 – Stipulated Price Subcontract
  • CCA-19 – Stipulated Price Sub-Subcontract
  • ACA Form A – Agreement between Contractor and Sub-Contractor
  • ACA Form B – Agreement between Sub-Contractor and Sub-Subcontractor
 
Guides covered by the course:
  • CCA-51 – Guide to Calling Bids and Awarding Subcontracts
  • CCA-53 – A Trade Contractors Guide & Checklist to Construction Contracts
 
Who should attend?

Anyone whose work is described in industry contracts: Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents and Estimators of all levels will benefit from the workshop. This course is for both Contractors and Sub-Contractors.

Event Starts Mar 9, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Mar 9, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 4, 2021
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

80% of the people managing construction contracts do not read, do not understand, and are not following the construction contract in place between the two organizations. This create problems for both the Contractor and the Subcontractor (and Sub-Subcontractor).

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) publishes standard documents for the construction industry. This workshop will focus on the various CCA Sub-Contracts with an emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the Contractor, the Sub-Contractor and the Sub-Sub Contractor.

 

Contracts discussed:
 
  • CCA-1 – Stipulated Price Subcontract
  • CCA-19 – Stipulated Price Sub-Subcontract
  • ACA Form A – Agreement between Contractor and Sub-Contractor
  • ACA Form B – Agreement between Sub-Contractor and Sub-Subcontractor
 
Guides covered by the course:
 
  • CCA-51 – Guide to Calling Bids and Awarding Subcontracts
  • CCA-53 – A Trade Contractors Guide & Checklist to Construction Contracts
 
Who should attend?
 

This course is for anyone whose work is described in industry contracts including Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents and Estimators of all levels. This course is for Contractors and Sub-Contractors.

Event Starts Mar 9, 2021 2:00 pm
Event Ends Mar 9, 2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 4, 2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Celebrate Women in Construction!

 
The Saskatoon Construction Association, in partner with PCL Construction, are hosting a virtual panel discussion (via MS Teams) in recognition of Women in Construction Week 2021.
 
The Panel:
Carleen Bartel - Principal Designer - Catterall & Wright
Leslie Doka - Director of Construction - Wright Construction 
Janis Dubreuil - Partner & Project Manager - Allan Construction
Natasha Martynes - Assistant Manager - YWCA Trade Journey Program
 
These four female trailblazers who are successfully navigating the local Saskatoon construction industry will be sharing their personal stories and experiences. 
 
Presented in Partnership With:
Event Starts Mar 9, 2021 3:00 pm
Event Ends Mar 9, 2021 4:30 pm
Capacity 5000
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 8, 2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free for All
Number Hours 1
Description

Changes on construction projects are inevitable and are often a source of friction. This create 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), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and the Alberta Construction Association (ACA) publish standard contracts and guides for the construction industry.

 

In this half-day workshop, the Change Management Process in standard construction contracts (CCDC-2 Stipulated Price Contract, CCA-1 Stipulated Price Subcontract, CCA-19 Stipulated Price Sub-Subcontract) will be reviewed along with the following forms from CCDC-24 – A Guide to Model Forms:

  • Change Order Form
  • Change Directive Form
  • Proposed Change Form
  • Combined Proposed Change and Change Order Form
  • Supplemental Instruction Form
  • Notice Form
  • Summary of Changes

 

Guides covered by the course:
  • CCA 16 – Guidelines for Determining the Costs Associated with Performing Changes in the Work
  • CCA Guide to Cost Predictability inConstruction
  • ACA Doc D – Alberta Standard Guide for Change Order Procedures

 

Who should attend?

Anyone who is involved with Change Management such as Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents and Estimators of all levels. 

Event Starts Mar 10, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Mar 10, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 5, 2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We've partnered with Caroline Smith of McKercher LLP for a webinar on your legal rights and responsibilities when delays and unexpected circumstances crop up on your project. This webinar will cover:

  • who is financially responsible for the costs of delays
  • different ways of calculating those costs, and
  • what happens when an unexpected circumstance makes it impossible to complete a project as intended.

The webinar will also include a discussion of how to read force majeure clauses in contracts and how COVID-19 might affect contractual obligations.

 

About the Presenter:

Caroline is a partner at McKercher LLP. She focuses on resolving business disputes and has substantial experience with construction disputes and builders' lien matters. Caroline has worked with companies involved in many different aspects of a construction project, including suppliers, subcontractors, general contractors, engineers, and owners. Caroline’s approach is practical and direct, and she often employs alternative dispute resolution methods and technology to save her clients time and money.

Event Starts Mar 10, 2021 10:00 am
Event Ends Mar 10, 2021 11:00 am
Registration Open Jan 19, 2021
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 5, 2021
Individual Price Free for members!
Speaker Caroline Smith - Partner, McKercher LLP
Number Hours 1

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

Changes on construction projects are inevitable and are often a source of friction. This create 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), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and the Alberta Construction Association (ACA) publish standard contracts and guides for the construction industry.

 

In this half-day workshop, the Change Management Process in standard construction contracts (CCDC-2 Stipulated Price Contract, CCA-1 Stipulated Price Subcontract, CCA-19 Stipulated Price Sub-Subcontract) will be reviewed along with the following forms from CCDC-24 – A Guide to Model Forms:

  • Change Order Form
  • Change Directive Form
  • Proposed Change Form
  • Combined Proposed Change and Change Order Form
  • Supplemental Instruction Form
  • Notice Form
  • Summary of Changes

 

Guides covered by the course:
  • CCA 16 – Guidelines for Determining the Costs Associated with Performing Changes in the Work
  • CCA Guide to Cost Predictability inConstruction
  • ACA Doc D – Alberta Standard Guide for Change Order Procedures

 

Who should attend?

Anyone who is involved with Change Management such as Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents and Estimators of all levels. 

Event Starts Mar 10, 2021 2:00 pm
Event Ends Mar 10, 2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Mar 5, 2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online