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Webinar (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 either GoToTraining (Phil Perry Courses) or Zoom (Bluebeam Courses).

Contractor success depends heavily on the field production of tradespeople. Lead towards efficiencyand start seeing improvements to your bottom line. This seminar will define Field Productivity, discuss the effects of low Field Productivity, and outline approaches to increasing Field Productivity.

 
  • This Course Covers:
  • Introduction to Field Productivity
  • The Contractor’s Role in improving Productivity
  • The Supervisor’s Role in Improving Field Productivity
  • Labour Productivity
  • Equipment Productivity
  • Factors that Impact Productivity
  • Quantifying Lost Productivity

 

Who should attend?

Anyone whose work is described in industry contracts: 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
Event Starts May 26, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends May 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Registration Open May 13, 2020
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $350 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Note:  This course will take place online from 8 - 11:15 am on May 27 & 28th.

 

ONLINE

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

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Stable internet connection
  • The most recent version of Bluebeam (purchased or trial)
  • A computer with 2 monitors or two computers, (1 for viewing the live training presentation, 1 for having your own copy of Bluebeam open).
  • An up to date Google Chrome web browser installed on the computer they will be viewing the training on.
  • A printed copy of the provided workbook (OR a tablet or 3rd screen to view & record notes in)
  • Webcam & microphone or call in capabilities for questions
Event Starts May 27, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends May 28, 2020 11:15 am
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $250 Members, $300 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

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 concurrentactivity
  • Set and Modify the ProjectBaseline
  • 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 sametime)

 

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
Event Starts May 29, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends May 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Registration Open May 13, 2020
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 25, 2020
Individual Price $300 Members, $350 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7

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 Jun 2, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Jun 2, 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Open May 13, 2020
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 27, 2020
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
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 technicalspecifications
  • Recognize the role of Master Format in ConstructionSpecifications
  • 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 Jun 2, 2020 1:00 pm
Event Ends Jun 2, 2020 5:00 pm
Registration Open May 13, 2020
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 27, 2020
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4

This course is intended for any person who is new or self-taught on MS Project or have never used it would like to learn how to use it as a tool to manage their projects.

 

People enrolling in this course should have the following:
  • A general understanding of project management concepts
  • Basic skills in a Windows operating system

 

This one-day workshop covers:
  • Create a new project plan file and enter project information.
  • Manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships.
  • Determine Critical Path, Total Float and FreeFloat
  • Manage resources for a project such as Labour
  • Finalize a project plan by setting a Baseline
  • Track progress using the Tracking Gantt Chart
 
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
Event Starts Jun 3, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Jun 3, 2020 4:00 am
Registration Open May 14, 2020
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $350 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7

The ability to produce cost estimates efficiently and accurately is a critical step in many construction career paths, and 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, andtaxes
  • Generate graphs to visually display work product
  • Use features such as VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP
  • Create Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts to quickly analyze and visualiz einformation
  • 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
Event Starts Jun 4, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Jun 4, 2020 4:00 am
Registration Open May 14, 2020
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $350 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7