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Description

Payment in the construction industry is a problem. 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) publish standard contracts and guides for the construction industry.

 

In this half-day workshop, the Payment Process in Standard Contracts (CCDC-2 Stipulated Price Contract, CCA-1 Stipulated Price Subcontract, CCA-19 Stipulated Price Sub-Subcontract) will be reviewed along with contract language from non- standard contracts which can delay payment.  Recent changes to the payment landscape due to Prompt Payment legislation in different jurisdictions will also be discussed.

 

It is important to recognize when your client is trying to work language into the contract which delays payment (Pay-if-Paid, Pay-when-Paid, “Notwithstanding” clauses).

 

Guides covered by the course:
  • CCA 28 – A Guide to Improving Cash Flow in the Construction Industry
  • CCA 50 – A Prime Contractors Guide to Project Financing and Payment Security
  • CCA 53 – Trade Contractors Guide and Checklist to Construction Contracts
  • CCA Banking Guide for the Canadian Construction Association
  • CCDC 12 – Project Financial Information Disclosure Form

 

Who should attend?

This course is for those who are involved with billings and payment including Managers, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Accountants of all levels. 

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Sep 27, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 27, 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 22, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $165 Members, $215 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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.

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Sep 28, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 28, 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 22, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $165 Members, $215 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

The ability to produce cost estimates efficiently and accurately is a critical step in many construction career paths and is a high-demand skill throughout the construction industry. Computer software has become a popular tool for estimating and Microsoft Excel is the most widely used option. In this one- day course learn how to produce your estimates more quickly and accurately by harnessing the power of Microsoft Excel.

 

This one-day workshop covers:
  • Use Excel formulas for typical construction estimating tasks
  • Create takeoff sheets for use as templates
  • Learn handy shortcuts to streamline estimating
  • Link information in worksheets and workbooks
  • Accurately calculate profit, overhead, markups, and taxes
  • Generate graphs to visually display work product
  • Use features such as VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP
  • Create Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts to quickly analyze and visualize information
  • Explore formulas such as COUNTIF and SUMIF
 
Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who uses or is considering using Microsoft Excel for construction estimating. Whether you’re a novice or experienced Excel user, you’ll get practice using basic and extended features of Excel for a variety of typical estimating tasks. This course is for Contractors and Sub-Contractors in all segments of the construction industry.

 

Gold Seal Credits: 1

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Sep 29, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 29, 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 23, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $325 Members, $425 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description
This course will provide an in-depth look at the features of MS Project as a project management tool.
 
People enrolling in this course should have the following:
  • A general understanding of project management concepts
  • Basic skills with MS Project

 

This one-day workshop covers:
  • Default Project Calendars (Standard, Night Shift, 24Hour)
  • Modify Project Calendars (6 and 7 day weeks, Statutory Holidays, etc.)
  • Modify Task Relationships and Lags to allow for buffers and concurrent activity
  • Set and modify the project baseline
  • Manage resources for a project such as labour and explore resource leveling options in MS Project
  • Generate a Cash Flow Projection based on the MS Project Schedule that can be exported into MS Excel
  • Sort, filter and group the project information
  • Format project views and Gantt Charts
  • Set up a Master Program with Sub-Projects (for Construction Managers and Project Managers who are managing multiple projects at the same time)

 

Who should attend?

Anyone whose work involves planning and scheduling the work. This includes Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents, General Foremen, Foremen and Estimators of all levels. This course is for Contractors and Sub-Contractors in all segments of the construction industry.

 
Gold Seal Credits: 1

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Sep 30, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 30, 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 26, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $325 Members, $425 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
Location Online
Description

Changes on construction projects are inevitable and are often a source of friction. 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), 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 in Construction
  • 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. 

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Oct 4, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Oct 4, 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 30, 2022 4:00 pm
Individual Price $165 Members, $215 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
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

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Oct 4, 2022 8:30 am
Event Ends Oct 4, 2022 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 29, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $165 Members, $215 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
Please note that this course will take place on June 21, 22, 23 from 10:00am - 1:00pm.
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 Oct 4, 2022 10:30 am
Event Ends Oct 6, 2022 1:30 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 29, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $475 Members, $575 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 9
Location Online
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.
 
Gold Seal: Construction Specifications and Construction Drawings taken together are 1 Gold Seal Credit.
 
This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.
Event Starts Oct 5, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Oct 5, 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 30, 2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price $165 Members, $215 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

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. 

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Oct 5, 2022 8:30 am
Event Ends Oct 5, 2022 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 30, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $165 Members, $215 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
Description

This is an interactive half-day seminar that will cover the fundamentals of interpreting construction drawings. The seminar will deal with the basics of interpreting information from plans, elevations, sections, details, and notes contained in typical drawings. 

 

Course Topics
  • List the components of a typical construction drawing set
  • Identify the typical drawing types, symbols, notes, and scales
  • Recognize the common types of drawing sets and explain their differences
  • Extrapolate specific information from a drawing set and cross-reference it to the construction specification

 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is new to using construction drawings. This course is for owners, contractosm sub-contractors, and suppliers. 

 

Gold Seal: Construction Specifications and Construction Drawings taken together are 1 Gold Seal Credit.

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Oct 5, 2022 1:00 pm
Event Ends Oct 5, 2022 5:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 29, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $165 Members, $215 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online