Building Construction - Putting It All Together

Please note that this course will take place on December 1, 2, 8 & 9 from 12:00pm - 3:30pm (1:00pm to 4:30pm EST). 
It will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).


Every road that you drive on, every school that you attend, every office that you work in and every hospital that you receive care at was designed and built by the people in the construction industry.


Construction is a team effort with owners, contractors, architects, and subcontractors performing key functions throughout the lifecycle of a project. This workshop delivers a step-by-step review of the project lifecycle, from initiation through close-out, with specific attention to the unique roles and responsibilities of these stakeholders at each phase of the project.


Project Initiation ►  Design ► Tendering ► Pre-Construction ►Construction ► Project Closeout ► Owner Occupancy


Throughout the workshop you will understand the processes and procedures of a construction project and how they all fit together by examining the roles and responsibilities of the primary stakeholders as it all relates to the following:

  • Introduction to the Industry

    • Construction sectors

    • Stakeholders and their roles in the construction process

    • Different stages of construction from development through design

  • Project Initiation - The Owner's Perspective

    • Financial planning

    • Feasibility studies 

    • Functional programming 

    • Design and engineering

  • The Design Process - The Architect's Role

    • Role of the architect through phases of the design process:

      • Pre-design

      • Schematic design

      • Design development

      • Construction documents

  • The Tendering Process - Owner & Contractor Perspectives

    • Introduction to construction contracts and Canadian tendering law

    • The competitive tendering process and RFP’s

    • General contractor: estimating process

    • Owner: receiving & reviewing tenders 

  • Project Delivery Methods

    • CCDC & CCA contract delivery types

    • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

    • Lean Construction

    • Subcontracts

  • Contract Law

    • Basics of legal agreements used in construction

      • Contract components

      • Contract examples

      • Typical contract terms & conditions

  • Pre-Construction - General Contractor, Architect & Subcontractor Roles

    • General Contractor: Company organization, organizing the project by creating a Construction Execution Plan, Social Responsibility Plan

    • Architect: reviews agreements, schedules, organizes meetings

    • Subcontractor: Reviews subcontract & scope of work, obtains insurances and bonds

  • Construction - General Contractor, Architect, Qwner & Subcontractor Roles

    • General Contractor: all processes required to execute a construction project including mobilization, changes, monitoring schedule, delays & claims, payment, submittals, project deliverables meetings, testing & inspection, closeout & more

    • Architect: contract administration, changes, submittals, general review, deficiencies & more

    • Owner: Cooperates with GC, payments, meetings, cash allowances, changes & more

    • Subcontractor: mobilization, managing schedule, labour, materials & equipment, payments, changes, quality, deficiencies & more

  • Post Construction - General Contractor, Architect, Owner & Subcontractor Roles

    • General Contractor: close out of subcontractors, owner and internally, final commissioning & warranty 

    • Architect: takeover procedures, commissioning & warranty 

    • Owner: own FFE, final payments, warranty and operational readiness 

    • Subcontractor: close out of sub-subcontractor & suppliers, reconcile financials with GC, respond to warranty issues



Exclusive to this workshop is a comprehensive 350+ page manual that is used as a reference and guide throughout the sessions. The manual is based on accumulated knowledge and experience gathered over 40 years in the construction industry. It is a valuable and effective tool that will be your construction knowledge go-to.


Who Should Attend:

Subcontractors, general contractors, project managers/coordinators, superintendents, foremen, engineers, owners, municipalities, procurement professionals, operations and administration personnel in the construction industry.  


This workshop is also extremely valuable to those who are new to the country and pursuing a career in construction as well as those who may be newly transitioning into the construction industry.


Virtual Classroom Sessions:

4 sessions of 3.5hours each


Gold Seal: 2 Gold Seal credits.


For a more detailed outline of the course CLICK HERE.

Event Details

Event Starts Dec 1, 2021 12:00 pm
Event Ends Dec 9, 2021 3:30 pm
Capacity 10
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 25, 2021
Individual Price $500 Members; $600 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 14
Location Online

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