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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)!

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 May 25, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends May 25, 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 20, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

This course is intended for participants with an intermediate understanding of MS Word. Participants will gain efficiency in using many of MS Word's advanced features to create and manage professional looking documents. 

 

Prerequisites

An intermediate knowledge of and experience with MS Word. New users should attend MS Word - Basics and MS Word - Intermediate before taking this course. 

 

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

 

Modules:

  • Create and Manage References
  • Forms
  • Mail Merge
  • Macros

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts May 25, 2022 8:30 am
Event Ends May 25, 2022 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 20, 2022 4:00 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 May 25 & 26 from 10:00am- 1:00pm (12pm - 3:00pm EDT). 
It will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).

 

Setting up a construction project to close it out is the focus of this workshop.

The principles of how organizing early, teamwork and communication work together to achieve a successful project closeout will be discussed. Turning over the building to the owner effectively will support positive relationships, perhaps more future business, and timely payments – if you can’t get it done, you can’t get paid.

While preparing the project closeout submittals is a very important part to a great closeout, the way the project is turned over to the owner counts just as much. CCDC2 2020 has been updated to include “Owner Take-over” which clearly outlines the roles and responsibilities of the contractor. There is a great deal to know about a proper, efficient and complete project turnover.

Best practices and checklists supplement the topics of discussion that include:

  1. Setting up the project from pre-construction to building turnover

  2. Gathering, managing, and submitting project closeout submittals

  3. Understanding contractual project closeout requirements

  4. Learning the importance of managing quality throughout the project to reduce deficiencies at the end of the project

  5. Understanding how deficiencies, occupancy and substantial performance are intrinsically tied together and the roles of the owner, consultant, general contractor and subcontractor each have in this process

  6. Identifying the key processes for turning over a building including a building turnover meeting

  7. Learning how to close out your own organization, including project evaluation, a project evaluation meeting and lessons learned so that the company can realize what went well and what did not go so well

Participants will be introduced to best practices and “tips and tricks” that  will expedite and simplify the take over of a project by its owner from the contractor so that the last 3% of the project is not 15% of the effort.

Newly updated and 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. In addition, registrants will be provided with all native templates of the checklists and spreadsheets.

 

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 May 25, 2022 10:00 am
Event Ends May 26, 2022 1:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 23, 2022 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

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts May 26, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends May 26, 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 23, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
Location Online

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

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts May 26, 2022 8:30 am
Event Ends May 26, 2022 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 23, 2022 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

 
May 30 - June 24, 2022

 

A 4-week introduction to transformational leadership. 

This interactive online course is an introduction to transformational leadership specifically for women construction professionals. It focuses on the behavioural side of leadership, social and emotional intelligence, influence, and relationship building. Live zoom workshops occur June 3, 10, & 17 and recorded if you can't attend live.

 

The Curriculum Includes:

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP IN CONSTRUCTION:

Understanding the difference between transactional and transformational leadership models and when to lean into each style.

CORE VALUES

Understand your internal motivations and how to inspire other people.

SPONSORSHIP VS. MENTORSHIP

How to create opportunities for yourself and others.

THE LEADERSHIP MINDSET

How to manage self-doubt, imposter syndrome and how to think strategically.

 

Who should attend

Professional women in construction and related industries at any level who are interested in progressing their careers. This includes project managers, project coordinators, estimators, superintendents, accounting professionals, HR professionals, etc.

 

Gold Seal Credits: 2

Event Starts May 30, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Jun 24, 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 27, 2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price $500 Members: $550 Non-Members
Speaker Andrea Janzen - Ambition Theory
Number Hours 6
Location Online
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 May 31, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends May 31, 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 26, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
Location Online