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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)!

A number of applicants have already successfully received 100% funding for this course through the RSTS (Re-open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy.  For more information on this subsidy, please ready to “RSTS funding” section below.

 

This course is designed to provide participants with standardized framework, tools, templates and techniques for construction project management based on best practice concepts, methodologies, and real-world experiences commonly followed across Canada, USA and most global businesses. Course outcomes aim to assist participants in:

  • Leading teams to success with less conflict & stress
  • Increasing role clarity, accountability, and improving reporting & communication
  • Creating a project-based culture for multiple levels of employee
  • Systematically increasing the probability of success for projects
  • Establishing consistent expectations for stakeholders involved, and
  • Prepare those who which to pursue their PMP designation

The course will also include custom content and techniques to help manage business risk and adapt their workplaces and project management during the global pandemic, and a section about health and safety directly related to COVID-19

Framework & Templates:

The course is based on PMI’s PMBOK framework, which is the most followed & accepted methodology in the world.  The course also provides insight into other templates, methodologies and concepts (i.e Agile, ISO, 6 Signma, LEAN) all aligned under PMI, ISO and TQM concepts to provide learners with a well-rounded understanding of current construction practices & systems. 

Format:

This course is approximately 3 months in duration, including 24 hours of (virtual) instructor led content, and 24 hours of (instructor supported) online content including access to classmates, tutorials, videos, tests, multi-media examples, & more.

A certificate will be issued after the completion of the 48 hours of combined content.

Instructor led content will be delivered over 6 weekly 4hr session held via Google Meet

PMP Guarantee:

Upon completion of the course participants who are in pursuit of their PMP designation will receive free instructor support and extended access to the online portal and PMP practice exams until their exam is passed!

This Course Qualifies for:

  • PMI Certification: 35 hrs (PDUs) for Certifications (e.g. PMP)
  • Gold Seal Credits: 6

 

Online Portal Demo:

For further descriptions of the program please go to the instructor’s website to access brochures, student feedback, course demo, etc.

 

About the Instructor:

This course has been instructed by Jason Tratch for over 15 years across Canada with 100s of successful PMPs.  Jason has a diverse business & PM expertise in businesses from small start-ups to large multinational blue chips. Click here for Jason’s full Bio.

 

Funding:

The Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS) program has been launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to assist employers of critical public services and allowable businesses (such as construction) to access training without the financial burden. 

If your organization can make a business case to train staff in project management to:

  • Improve competitiveness
  • Become more productive with a restricted work force
  • Develop or advance project processes and controls, and/or
  • Increase safety management

You may be eligible to receive a 100% reimbursement for the cost of this training. The deadline to apply for the RSTS is March 31, 2021.

Click here to learn more about the RSTS click here.

For the online application for the RSTS click here.

Event Starts May 6, 2021 1:00 pm
Event Ends Aug 31, 2021 6:00 pm
Capacity 12
Registration & Cancellation Deadline May 3, 2021
Individual Price $3500 for members, $4000 non-members
Speaker Jason Tratch
Number Hours 48

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Description

Changes on construction projects are inevitable and are often a source of friction. This create 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 inConstruction
  • 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. 

Event Starts Aug 4, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Aug 4, 2021 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jul 28, 2021 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

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
Event Starts Aug 5, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Aug 5, 2021 4:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jul 29, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
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 create 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.

Event Starts Aug 10, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Aug 10, 2021 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Aug 3, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online

 

This course will take place via Zoom from 9 - 12:30 am on August 10th & 11th. 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 Aug 10, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Aug 11, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 5
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Jul 23, 2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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.

Event Starts Aug 11, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Aug 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Aug 4, 2021 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
Event Starts Aug 12, 2021 8:00 am
Event Ends Aug 12, 2021 4:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Aug 12, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 8
Location Online

This course will take place via Zoom from 9:00 - 12:30pm on August 12th & 13th. 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 Aug 12, 2021 9:00 am
Event Ends Aug 13, 2021 12:30 pm
Capacity 10
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Aug 5, 2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Online

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 Aug 16, 2021 10:00 am
Event Ends Aug 16, 2021 1:00 pm
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Aug 9, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $200 Members, $300 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly, Constructing Minds
Number Hours 3
Please note that this course will take place on August 17 & 18 from 7am - 10am and will be delivered via Adobe Connect.  Participants will require a stable internet connection with access to audio tools (headset or speakers & microphone).

 

The new consolidated Ethics in the Construction Industry course has been designed to help you navigate the often-murky waters of ethical decision making, to help you be aware of the ethical issues surrounding them and, finally, what to do about it. Ethical behaviour in the work place benefits you and your employer, providing you both with the reputation of trustworthiness and integrity when conducting your construction business.

 

Upon completing this course, you will:

 

  • Understand the fundamentals of "ethical behaviour"
  • Be aware of the importance of ethics in business
  • Understand corporate social responsibility
  • Know how to make ethical decisions
  • Recognize ethics in the context of the law
  • Understand and identify specific ethical issues facing the construction industry and how to manage them
  • Understand the direct link between ethics and a company's success

 

 

Who should attend:

For everyone in the construction industry. This workshop is for Construction Management Professionals pursuing their Gold Seal designation and owners/clients, contractors, superintendents, project managers, foremen, owner’s construction managers and anyone who must deal ethically and professionally with employees, subcontractors, owners, clients, consultants, employers and the public.

 

Gold Seal Credits

This workshop is worth 3 Gold Seal credits and is mandatory for challenging the Gold Seal exam. This new consolidated course replaces the old In-Person Ethics course and the online self-directed course.

 

About the Instructor

Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC is Founder and President of Constructing Minds Inc., a company dedicated to providing relevant and applicable training to the construction industry.

Lee has boots on the ground experience. With over 40 years of construction management/general contracting experience under her belt she has gained extensive knowledge and a solid foundation in construction practices, processes and procedures in all contract delivery formats in project value from $500,000 to $305mil.  Lee knows construction because she has built it.

Lee has been a long serving member on the National Gold Seal Committee, has won the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) “Chancellor’s Award of Excellence” and has earned certificates in “Teaching and Training Adults” and “Instructional Design”.

Lee’s enthusiasm for training and the construction industry makes her a highly informative, interactive, motivated and sought-after Trainer and as a Consultant for Contracting companies.

Event Starts Aug 17, 2021 7:00 am
Event Ends Aug 18, 2021 10:30 am
Capacity 15
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Aug 10, 2021 5:00 pm
Individual Price $350 Members, $450 Non-Members
Speaker Lee Kelly
Number Hours 6