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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

Please note that this course will take place on November 12 & 13 from 7:30am - 10:30am and will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).

 

The Ethics in the Construction Industry course has been designed to help you navigate the often-murky waters of ethical decision making, to help you be aware of the ethical issues surrounding them and, finally, what to do about it. Ethical behaviour in the work place benefits you and your employer, providing you both with the reputation of trustworthiness and integrity when conducting your construction business.

 

Upon completing this course, you will:

 

  • Understand the fundamentals of "ethical behaviour"
  • Be aware of the importance of ethics in business
  • Understand corporate social responsibility
  • Know how to make ethical decisions
  • Recognize ethics in the context of the law
  • Understand and identify specific ethical issues facing the construction industry and how to manage them
  • Understand the direct link between ethics and a company's success

 

 

Who should attend:

For everyone in the construction industry. This workshop is for Construction Management Professionals pursuing their Gold Seal designation and owners/clients, contractors, superintendents, project managers, foremen, owner’s construction managers and anyone who must deal ethically and professionally with employees, subcontractors, owners, clients, consultants, employers and the public.

 

Gold Seal Credits

This workshop is worth 2 Gold Seal credits and is mandatory for challenging the Gold Seal exam. It is suggested that participants take the Self Directed Online Course prior to the In-Class session.

 

About the Instructor

Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC is Founder and President of Constructing Minds Inc., a company dedicated to providing relevant and applicable training to the construction industry.

Lee has boots on the ground experience. With over 40 years of construction management/general contracting experience under her belt she has gained extensive knowledge and a solid foundation in construction practices, processes and procedures in all contract delivery formats in project value from $500,000 to $305mil.  Lee knows construction because she has built it.

Lee has been a long serving member on the National Gold Seal Committee, has won the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) “Chancellor’s Award of Excellence” and has earned certificates in “Teaching and Training Adults” and “Instructional Design”.

Lee’s enthusiasm for training and the construction industry makes her a highly informative, interactive, motivated and sought-after Trainer and as a Consultant for Contracting companies.

Event Starts Nov 12, 2020 7:30 am
Event Ends Nov 13, 2020 10:30 am
Capacity 16
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 6, 2020 2:30 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Please note that this course will take place on November 17, 18 & 19 from 11am - 2pm and 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 Nov 17, 2020 11:00 am
Event Ends Nov 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 11, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $475 Members, $575 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 9

 

This course will take place via Zoom from 9:30am - 1:00pm on Nov 24 & 25 (incl. 15 minute break). 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 & audio capability for the training to be effective.

•   The first screen needs to be a Windows computer with Bluebeam Revu 2019 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.

   •   Microphone or telephone for call-in

 

Bluebeam Revu Requirements:

You will need a fully functioning version of Bluebeam Revu 2019. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2018 or older), you can download a 2019 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 here: https://www.curtek.ca/post/bluebeam-extends-trial-period-to-90-days

Event Starts Nov 24, 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Nov 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $280 Members, $380 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Online

This course will take place via Zoom from 9:30am - 1:00pm on Nov 26 & 27 (incl. 15 minute break). Zoom meeting details will be sent to attendees 24 hours before first session. 

 

Description

You will learn how to be more efficient in your take offs and produce more meaningful and clearer take-offs. This course isn’t just how to use the software for estimating, it is how to use it to its highest and best capabilities!

 

Topics:

•   Estimating tool sets and profiles

•   Setting drawing scale

•   Viewports

•   Length measurements

•   Area and volume measurements

•   Count measurements

•   Using the markups list for estimating

•   Exporting takeoff data

•   Legends

 

This course is ideal for: 

Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Estimators, Project Assistants, Site Managers, and Document Controllers.

 

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you complete the Bluebeam Revu: Basic course prior to this session.

 

1 Gold Seal Credit

 

Recommended Computer Setup:

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

•   The first screen needs to be a Windows computer with Bluebeam Revu 2019 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.

•   Microphone or telephone for call-in

 

Bluebeam Revu Requirements:

You will need a fully functioning version of Bluebeam Revu 2019. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2018 or older), you can download a 2019 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 here: https://www.curtek.ca/post/bluebeam-extends-trial-period-to-90-days

Event Starts Nov 26, 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Nov 27, 2020 1:00 pm
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $280 Members, $380 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Online
Please note that this course will take place on November 26 & 27 from 11am - 2pm and will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).
Effective and thorough project planning prior to commencement of work on a new site is essential to the overall success of any construction project. Often focus is mainly directed at winning the work and a rush to start the job, rarely is there adequate time given to taking the time and planning the work in advance. In general, the Construction Execution Plan answers these questions:
  • What must be done?
  • Who will do it?
  • How will it be done?
  • How long will it take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are the deliverables?
  • How will quality be maintained?
  • What is the schedule?
Without a Construction Execution Plan, a company has planned to fail and will most likely impact profitability.
This seminar will discuss the elements of creating an efficient and organized Construction Execution Plan which includes: understanding scope, contractual requirements and budget, assigning the best project team, site logistics, sequence of work, schedule, project resources and identifying risk and opportunity etc.. The Construction Execution Plan should effectively communicate, in simple language, the sequence of events required to construct the project and to meet key milestones. Once complete, it can be used to provide information to others about how the project will be managed and constructed, and as a “road map” for the project team members to identify how the project will be constructed.
In addition, participants will be engaged in creating a plan using “Project Milestone Planning”. At the start of a construction project the project team will identify certain “milestone” dates to regroup to assess the success of the Construction Execution Plan to that point, what is working, what is not and to revisit the Plan for the work to be accomplished to the next milestone.
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: 2 sessions of 3 hours each
Gold Seal Credits: 1
Event Starts Nov 26, 2020 11:00 am
Event Ends Nov 27, 2020 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 6

This course will take place via Zoom from 9:30am - 1:00pm on Nov 26 & 27 (incl. 15 minute break). Zoom meeting details will be sent to attendees 24 hours before first session. 

 

The Bluebeam Revu: Document Controls This series of webinars will provide you with the knowledge and skills to take plain PDF construction documents and create smart PDFs that give your project team(s) accurate and up-to-date information at all times.

 

Topics:

  • Organizing your documents
  • Creating a navigable drawing set
  • Managing changes and revisions
  • Slip sheeting
  • Navigating and distributing


This session is ideal for: Field and office professionals in the construction, engineering, and architecture industry.

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you complete the Bluebeam Revu: Basic course prior to this session.
 

Gold Seal Credits: 1

 

Recommended Computer Setup:

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

•   The first screen needs to be a Windows computer with Bluebeam Revu 2019 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.

•   Microphone or telephone for call-in

 

Bluebeam Revu Requirements:

You will need a fully functioning version of Bluebeam Revu 2019. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2018 or older), you can download a 2019 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/post/bluebeam-extends-trial-period-to-90-days

Event Starts Dec 1, 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Dec 2, 2020 1:00 pm
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $280 Members, $380 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom
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