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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)!

Please note that this course will take place on October 25, 26, & 27 from 11am - 2pm (1 - 4pm EDT).
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 25, 2021 11:00 am
Event Ends Oct 27, 2021 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 18, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $475 Members, $575 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 9

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.

Event Starts Oct 26, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Oct 26, 2021 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 22, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4

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
Event Starts Oct 26, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Oct 26, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 22, 2021 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

 

Description

Bluebeam Revu: Hyperlinks is a course that teaches you and your staff the fundamentals of creating and using Hyperlinks with Bluebeam Revu. 

 

Prerequisites

  • A working knowledge of the use of personal computers
  • A working knowledge of RFI's, SI's, and other change documentations
  • Bluebeam Revu Basics training course

 

Topics

  • Organizing your documents
  • Creating a Smart Drawing set
  • Managing changes and revisions

 

Who Should Attend

Any field or office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry that needs to manage hyperlinks in PDF documents. These are typically individuals that work for the owner, architect, engineer, developer, construction manager, general contractor, or trade contractor. 

 

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 Oct 26, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Oct 26, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 5
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 20, 2021 6:00 pm
Individual Price $200 Members, $250 Non-Members
Speaker Curtek
Number Hours 4
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

 

This course will take place via Zoom from 9:00am - 1:00pm on October 26th & 27th. Zoom meeting details will be sent to attendees 24 hours before first session.

 

This course includes Bluebeam Revu: Hyperlinks.

 

Description

You will learn the fundamentals of using Bluebeam Revu for Document Controal. This course includes the Bluebeam Revu: Hyperlinks and provides you and your staff with the knowledge and skills to manage construction documents. 

 

Prerequisites

 

  • A working knowledge of the use of personal computers
  • A working knowledge of RFI's, SI's, and other change documentations
  • Bluebeam Revu Basics training course

 

Topics

  • Hyperlinks
    • Organizing your documents
    • Creating a Smart Drawing set
    • Managing changes and revisions
  • Document Control
    • Slip Sheeting
    • Introduction to Sets
    • Creating a New Set
    • Categories
    • Tags
    • Adding a Change and Revision Deocuments to a Set
    • Publishing Sets
    • Cloud Hosting Options

 

Who Should Attend

Any field or office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry that needs to manage construction documents. These are typically individuals that work for the Owner, Architect, Engineer, Developer, Construction Manager, or General Contractor. 

 

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 Oct 26, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Oct 27, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 5
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 20, 2021
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Curtek - Morgan Garry
Number Hours 8
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
Event Starts Oct 27, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Oct 27, 2021 4:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 25, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
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
Event Starts Oct 27, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Oct 27, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

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
Event Starts Oct 28, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Oct 28, 2021 4:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 26, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
Description

This course is intended for participants with little to a basic understanding of Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive. Participants will gain a basic overview of the SharePoint online platform to navigate SharePoint sites, and work with lists, documents and libraries. Participants will learn how to use OneDrive to store, share and manage files.

 

Prerequisites

Little to a basic knowledge of and experience with Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive and cloud computing concepts.

 

Modules Covered
  • SharePoint
  • SharePoint Sites
  • List Basics
  • Library Basics
  • Working with Documents
  • OneDrive
  • MS Teams and SharePoint/OneDrive
Event Starts Oct 28, 2021 8:30 am
Event Ends Oct 28, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 26, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

Construction meetings are an important part of the successful management of construction projects. Regular site meetings on a project with well document minutes can facilitate better communication and produce better results making it more likely that the project will be completed successfully.

 

Typically, the responsibility of the general contractor, proper meeting minutes of these construction meetings reflect the view of all stakeholders and should be a complete, reliable, and accurate documentation of the current status of the project as well as the next steps, as agreed to by all parties. This however, is not as easy as it sounds. Proper meetings require effective listening, accurate recording, and most importantly, the understanding of the risk involved if an action item is not completed as promised. 

 

Topics will include:
  • Conducting effective and efficient construction meetings
  • Types of construction meetings and when to have them
  • Recording accurate and factual construction meeting minutes
  • Understanding what standard topics and other topics to discuss and document
  • Importance of construction meeting minutes to manage deliverables and risk
  • Engaging project stakeholders to deliver as recorded
  • Managing action items
  • Understanding how construction meeting minutes become permanent records
  • Distribution and follow-up

 

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Create and implement a construction meeting protocol and meeting minute process and procedure
  • Have a greater understanding of the need to listen effectively and to record accurate and factual construction meeting minutes
  • Improve project outcomes and enhance project success by the actioning and delivery of project deliverables by stakeholders

 

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.

 

Who Should Attend:

 General Contractor and subcontractor Project Managers, Project Co-Ordinator's and field staff.

Event Starts Oct 28, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Oct 28, 2021 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $200 Members, $300 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 3

We are no longer accepting registration for this event