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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 April 13 & 14 from 79:30am - 1:00pm and will be delivered via Zoom.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).

 

This six-hour, Gold Seal approved, Profitable Contracting course, specially crafted for the construction industry, covers the essentials of operations and finance for contractors. Learn how to control and reduce expenses. Learn how to make more money. Learn how to rid yourself of labour productivity concerns, high overhead costs, below-budget profits and cash flow headaches. Learn how to increase
cash flow and improve profits.
Profitable Contracting discusses operational and financial issues I experienced during my 35-year career. Many will apply to your company: profit requirements, estimating, project management, labour productivity, human resource skills, materials and tools management, change orders, job costing, cash flow, AR collections, risk management, overhead controls, asset controls and a host of others.
All participants receive and take home a detailed course manual complete with all the topics, exercises and schedules need to improve their business.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Key strategies to improve profits and cash flow
  • Identify costs and solutions of lost productivity
  • Effective human resource policies and procedures
  • Forecast adequate revenue to ensure overheads are covered and profit is achieved
  • Ensure that billings and change orders are controlled and monitored for collection
  • Safeguard company assets
  • Forecast company and project cash flows
  • Control and/or reduce overhead costs
  • Use financial reports to deliver better financial results
  • Establish a strong financial awareness in all personnel who attend
 
Who should attend:
Owners, department and division managers, project managers, coordinators, field supervisors, estimators, senior managers, Gold Seal candidates and anyone who can influence project profits.

 

Gold Seal Credits

This workshop is worth 1 Gold Seal credit

 

About the Instructor

For over 35 years Wayne served in senior financial leadership roles and worked with companies in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. His experiences and expertise, shared with many companies, has helped owners, managers, employees and businesses grow. In doing so, he has amassed a library of knowledge on what makes a successful contracting company.
In the past eighteen years he has presented his exclusive Construction Management Courses to over 3,400 construction professionals from St. John’s to Victoria. He was awarded his Certified Management Accountant (CMA now CPA) designation in 1972.
Event Starts Apr 13, 2021 9:30 am
Event Ends Apr 14, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 8, 2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price $300 +gst -Members & $400 +gst - Non-Members
Speaker Wayne Newell
Number Hours 6

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Please note that this course will take place on April 13 & 14 from 11am- 2pm (1pm to 4pm EST). 
It will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).
Why would a Contractor, Owner Consultant or Subcontractor need to know Best Practices for closing out a construction project? The answer is simple – if you can’t get it done then you can’t reach Substantial Performance. If Clients are not able to use the facility as intended, then all involved will have to spend more time and money to wrap it up and all stakeholders’ payments will be delayed. Getting a project to Substantial Performance and then to Total Performance are two of the most difficult milestones in the construction process to achieve.
The principles of how organizing early, teamwork and communication work together to achieve a successful project closeout will be discussed.
 
Topics discussed will include:
Pre-Construction Closeout:
  • Internal handover
  • Principles of organizing early, teamwork and communication
  • O&M manual development and tracking
  • Closeout requirements and submissions
  • Submittals requirements and submissions
  • Permits

Construction Closeout:

  • Substantial Performance requirements both contractually and regulatory

Post Construction Closeout:

  • Final Completion requirements both contractually and regulatory

Subcontractor Closeout:

  • Financial requirements

Financial Closeout:

  • Internal review and lessons learned
Participants will be introduced to best practices and “tips and tricks” which will expedite and simplify the takeover of a project by its Owner from the Contractor, who managed the construction, so that the last 3% of the project is not 15% of the effort.
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:
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 Apr 13, 2021 11:00 am
Event Ends Apr 14, 2021 2:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 6, 2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 6
Location Online

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Do you feel comfortable with your retirement plan? We have partnered with Braxton Laurence & Chris Friesen of IG Wealth Management to answer all your retirement needs questions. 

The seminar will cover:

  • What income do you need for the retirement you want? Understand how your employer pension and/or share purchase plan and personal savings strategies work together to create retirement income. 
  • What tax planning and investment strategies are available to you as an employee? Uncover personal tax-efficiencies to accelerate investment savings.
Event Starts Apr 14, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Apr 14, 2021 10:00 am
Registration Open Apr 7, 2021
Capacity 100
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 13, 2021 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free for Memebrs!
Speaker IG Wealth Management
Number Hours 1

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Please note that this course will take place on April 15 & 16 from 9:30am - 1:00pm and will be delivered via Zoom.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).

 

Many business people do not understand accounting, its processes and its methodologies This course, designed specifically for non-accounting personnel, guides participants through basic and elementary accounting procedures used to produce financial reports. Those who attend this course will learn and understand how the financial statements are developed and the controls and checks used to
assure reliability in those financial statements.
This 2- ½-day instructor-led live webinar, Gold Seal approved course, specifically focuses on what accountants do, how they do it and why they do what they do. This is not a sit and listen event. It is an interactive course with hands-on exercises that walk participants through each step of the financial process. Practical examples and exercises demonstrate the sources, uses, preparation and analyses of
financial reports. They take home the comprehensive course manual filled with accounting methodologies and processes needed for a thorough understanding of financial reports.
Accounting is a language unto itself and, thankfully, non-financial personnel, and other employees with financial responsibility, can learn to be conversant with the key terminology – this course gives them a basic knowledge and understanding of the financial terminology.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Why accountants do what they do
  • Improve basic accounting knowledge
  • Accounting terms and definitions
  • Basic financial statements and internal reports
  • Accounting processes
  • Standards and principles
  • Risk management
 
Who should attend:
Every employee can benefit from this course especially those who have little or no experience in accounting.

 

Gold Seal Credits

This workshop is worth 1 Gold Seal credit

 

About the Instructor

For over 35 years Wayne served in senior financial leadership roles and worked with companies in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. His experiences and expertise, shared with many companies, has helped owners, managers, employees and businesses grow. In doing so, he has amassed a library of knowledge on what makes a successful contracting company.
In the past eighteen years he has presented his exclusive Construction Management Courses to over 3,400 construction professionals from St. John’s to Victoria. He was awarded his Certified Management Accountant (CMA now CPA) designation in 1972.
Event Starts Apr 15, 2021 9:30 am
Event Ends Apr 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 25
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 9, 2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price $300 +gst -Members & $400 +gst - Non-Members
Speaker Wayne Newell
Number Hours 8

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Construction meetings are an important part iof 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 sucessfully.

 

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 curent 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 efficent 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 Apr 15, 2021 10:00 am
Event Ends Apr 15, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 8, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 3

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Description
This course is intended for participants with a basic understanding of Windows and Microsoft applications. Participants will gain efficiency in using many of Team’s features to communicate and collaborate within (and outside) their organization.
 
Prerequisites
A basic knowledge of / experience with Windows and Microsoft applications. No prior experience with MS Teams is needed, but it is recommended to download the Teams desktop app prior to the course, as the course will be held through Teams, and we will be focusing on the desktop app version of Teams.

 

Modules Covered
  • What is Teams?
  • Creating and Managing Teams
  • Channels
  • Meetings
  • Working with Files
Event Starts Apr 15, 2021 1:30 pm
Event Ends Apr 15, 2021 5:30 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 8, 2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Izzy Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

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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 Apr 16, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Apr 16, 2021 4:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 12, 2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Please note that this course will take place on April 19 & 20 from 10am- 1pm (12 to 3pm EST). 
It will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).
Effective and thorough project planning prior to commencement of work on a new site is essential to the overall success of any construction project. Often focus is mainly directed at winning the work and a rush to start the job, rarely is there adequate time given to taking the time and planning the work in advance. In general, the Construction Execution Plan answers these questions:
  • What must be done?
  • Who will do it?
  • How will it be done?
  • How long will it take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are the deliverables?
  • How will quality be maintained?
  • What is the schedule?
Without a Construction Execution Plan, a company has planned to fail and will most likely impact profitability.
This seminar will discuss the elements of creating an efficient and organized Construction Execution Plan which includes: understanding scope, contractual requirements and budget, assigning the best project team, site logistics, sequence of work, schedule, project resources and identifying risk and opportunity etc.. The Construction Execution Plan should effectively communicate, in simple language, the sequence of events required to construct the project and to meet key milestones. Once complete, it can be used to provide information to others about how the project will be managed and constructed, and as a “road map” for the project team members to identify how the project will be constructed.
In addition, participants will be engaged in creating a plan using “Project Milestone Planning”. At the start of a construction project the project team will identify certain “milestone” dates to regroup to assess the success of the Construction Execution Plan to that point, what is working, what is not and to revisit the Plan for the work to be accomplished to the next milestone.
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: 2 sessions of 3 hours each
Gold Seal Credits: 1
Event Starts Apr 19, 2021 10:00 am
Event Ends Apr 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 12, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 6

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description
This course is intended for participants with a basic to intermediate understanding of Microsoft Word. Participants will gain efficiency in using many of Word’s more advanced features to create and manage professional looking documents.
 
Prerequisite
A basic to intermediate knowledge of and experience with Word. Access to the Microsoft Word desktop app is required for this course. New users should attend Word Part 1 (Basics) before taking this course.
 
Modules
  • Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Document Elements and Design
  • Create and Manage References
  • Collaboration
  • Forms
  • Mail Merge
  • Macros
Event Starts Apr 19, 2021 1:00 pm
Event Ends Apr 19, 2021 5:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 12, 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

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 t oPrequalification
    • 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 Apr 20, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Apr 20, 2021 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Apr 15, 2021 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4