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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

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 Jul 5, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Jul 5, 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 30, 2022 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This course will take place via Zoom from 9:30am - 1:30pm on July 5th and 6th. 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 2020 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 2020. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2019 or older), you can download a 2020 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/bluebeam-trial

Event Starts Jul 5, 2022 9:30 am
Event Ends Jul 6, 2022 1:30 pm
Capacity 10
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 30, 2022 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Number Hours 8
Location Online

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.
 
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 Jul 6, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Jul 6, 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 30, 2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

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 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 Jul 6, 2022 1:00 pm
Event Ends Jun 29, 2022 5:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 30, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

When it comes to cost and schedule on your construction projects, do you know where you’re at and where you’re going? Realizing that you’re aimed at an iceberg when you’re 100 meters away isn’t helpful. It’s so much better if you notice the iceberg when you’re 10 kilometres away, so that you can do something about it! This is part of the “construction management” that owners expect from contractors.

 

Construction project management is a challenge in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Successful project managers demand that their projects meet the contracted scope of work and be completed on schedule and within budget.

 

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project planning and control approach which provides cost and schedule performance measurements. It compares actual accomplishment of scheduled work and associated cost against a baseline schedule and budget plan. Its benefits include projections of anticipated project schedule, and cost trends, and the ability to take timely corrective actions for undesired variances. EVM is one of the most powerful and productive concepts used in managing today's complex projects in private, commercial, and government environments.

 

The fundamentals of EVM will be presented in a down-to-earth, basic approach, along with hands-on exercises and examples that will allow participants to apply the concepts.

 

Participants will:
  • Obtain basic knowledge in understanding and using an effective performance management system in managing construction projects effectively
  • Detect both positive and negative trends in a timely manner
  • Forecast the Projected Final Cost (Estimate at Completion) using several techniques
  • Confidently and quickly make project decisions concerning scope, cost, and schedule
  • Learn to avoid the project-management pitfalls by identifying and mitigating risks
 
Who should attend?

Anyone whose work involves planning and progressing the work. Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents, General Foremen, and Estimators of all levels will benefit from the workshop.

 

Gold Seal Credits: 1

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Jul 7, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Jul 7, 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 30, 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

This course will take place via Zoom from 9:30am - 1:30pm on July 7th. Zoom meeting details will be sent to attendees 24 hours before first session. 

 

Description

Bluebeam Revu: Estimating Level 2 is a course that takes you and your staff on a deeper dive of how to Bluebeam Revu for Estimating at a more advanced level. Built specifically for individuals that have take the Estimating Level 1 course, this course promises to build on that knowledge and improve your workflow efficiency.

 

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: 

Any field or office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry that wishes to extend their understanding and use of Bluebeam Revu for Estimating purposes.

 

Prerequisites:

  • A working knowledge of the use of personal computers
  • Bluebeam Revu Basics training course
  • Bluebeam Revu Estimating Level 1 course

 

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 2020 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 2020. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2019 or older), you can download a 2020 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/bluebeam-trial

Event Starts Jul 7, 2022 9:30 am
Event Ends Jul 7, 2022 1:30 pm
Capacity 10
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jun 30, 2022 4:30 pm
Individual Price $250 Members, $350 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

 

This course will take place via Zoom from 9:30am - 1:30pm on July 12th and 13th. 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 for the training to be effective.

•   The first screen needs to be a Windows computer with Bluebeam Revu 2020 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.

 

Bluebeam Revu Requirements:

You will need a fully functioning version of Bluebeam Revu 2020. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2019 or older), you can download a 2020 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/bluebeam-trial

Event Starts Jul 12, 2022 9:30 am
Event Ends Jul 13, 2022 1:30 pm
Capacity 5
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jul 7, 2022 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Number Hours 8
Location Online
Description

The process for submitting shop drawings, submittals, and samples are key to getting the right materials and equipment to the right place at the right time. However, many Contractors, Trade Contractors, and Suppliers are struggling with getting timely reviews of the submittals.

 

This workshop will review the process from cradle to grave and offer tips and tricks to avoid common mistakes.

 

This workshop will review the Common Shop Drawing Process as articulated in:
  • CCDC-2 – Stipulated Price Contract
  • CCA-1 – Stipulated Price Subcontract
  • CCA-19 – Stipulated Price Sub-Subcontract
  • ACA Form A – Stipulated Price Subcontract
  • CCA-5B – Construction Management for Services and Construction Contract
  • CCDC-14 – Stipulated Price Design Build Contract
  • Procurement Schedule
  • Submittal Log
  • Review Process
  • What to do when the client wants more than what is called for in the Specifications

 

Guides covered by the course:
  • ACA Doc E – Alberta Standard Guide for Shop Drawings and Submittal Procedures
  • CCA 53 – Trade Contractors Guide and Checklist to Construction Contracts

 

Who should attend?

Anyone who is involved with the shop drawing process such as Managers, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Superintendents, Procurement, Quality Control of all levels.

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Jul 19, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Jul 19, 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jul 14, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
Description

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 Contractor and the Subcontractor (and Sub-Subcontractor).

 

The Canadian Construction Association publishes standard documents for the Construction Industry. This is a workshop on the various CCA Sub-Contracts with an emphasis on the roles and responsibilities of the Contractor, the Sub-Contractor and the Sub-Sub Contractor.

 

Contracts discussed:
  • CCA-1 – Stipulated Price Subcontract
  • CCA-19 – Stipulated Price Sub-Subcontract
  • ACA Form A – Agreement between Contractor and Sub-Contractor
  • ACA Form B – Agreement between Sub-Contractor and Sub-Subcontractor
 
Guides covered by the course:
  • CCA-51 – Guide to Calling Bids and Awarding Subcontracts
  • CCA-53 – A Trade Contractors Guide & Checklist to Construction Contracts
 
Who should attend?

Anyone whose work is described in industry contracts: Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents and Estimators of all levels will benefit from the workshop. This course is for both Contractors and Sub-Contractors.

 

This course is delivered using PESL GoTo Training platform.

Event Starts Jul 20, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Jul 20, 2022 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jul 14, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
Description

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 Free Float
  • 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?

This course is for anyone whose work involves planning and scheduling including 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 Jul 21, 2022 8:00 am
Event Ends Jul 21, 2022 4:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jul 14, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
Location Online