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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

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 project baseline
  • 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 same time)

 

Who should attend?

Anyone whose work involves planning and scheduling the work. This includes 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 Sep 23, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 17, 2020
Individual Price $300 Members, $350 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7
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 Sep 24, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 18, 2020 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

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 Sep 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Event Ends Sep 24, 2020 4:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 18, 2020 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 8 - 11:30 am on Sept 28 & 29. 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 2019installed.

•   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 2019. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2018 or older), you can download a 2019 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 here: https://www.curtek.ca/post/bluebeam-extends-trial-period-to-90-days

Event Starts Sep 28, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 29, 2020 11:30 am
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 22, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $250 Members, $300 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
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 Sep 30, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Sep 30, 2020 4:00 am
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 24, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $350 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7
Location Online

This course will take place via Zoom from 8 - 11:30 am on Sept 30 & Oct 1. 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 for the training to be effective.

•   The first screen needs to be a Windows computer with Bluebeam Revu 2019installed.

•   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 2019. Any Windows version is ok (Standard, CAD, or eXtreme). The Mac version will not work. If you have an older version of Bluebeam Revu (2018 or older), you can download a 2019 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 here: https://www.curtek.ca/post/bluebeam-extends-trial-period-to-90-days

Event Starts Sep 30, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Oct 1, 2020 11:30 am
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Sep 24, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $250 Members, $300 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Online
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 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 Oct 13, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Oct 13, 2020 4:00 am
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 7, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $350 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7
Location Online
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. This includes Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents, General Foremen, and Estimators of all levels will benefit from the workshop. This course is for Owners, Consultants, Contractors and Sub-Contractors in all segments of the construction industry.

 

Gold Seal Credits: 1
Event Starts Oct 14, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Oct 14, 2020 4:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 9, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $350 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7
Location Online
Description

Payment in the construction industry is a problem. 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) and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) publish standard contracts and guides for the construction industry.

 

In this half-day workshop, the Payment Process in Standard Contracts (CCDC-2 Stipulated Price Contract, CCA-1 Stipulated Price Subcontract, CCA-19 Stipulated Price Sub-Subcontract) will be reviewed along with contract language from non- standard contracts which can delay payment.  Recent changes to the payment landscape due to Prompt Payment legislation in different jurisdictions will also be discussed.

 

It is important to recognize when your client is trying to work language into the contract which delays payment (Pay-if-Paid, Pay-when-Paid, “Notwithstanding” clauses).

 

Guides covered by the course:
  • CCA 28 – A Guide to Improving Cash Flow in the Construction Industry
  • CCA 50 – A Prime Contractors Guide to Project Financing and Payment Security
  • CCA 53 – Trade Contractors Guide and Checklist to Construction Contracts
  • CCA Banking Guide for the Canadian Construction Association
  • CCDC 12 – Project Financial Information Disclosure Form

 

Who should attend?

This course is for those who are involved with billings and payment including Managers, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Accountants of all levels. 

Event Starts Oct 15, 2020 8:00 am
Event Ends Oct 15, 2020 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 9, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
Description

Payment in the construction industry is a problem. 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) and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) publish standard contracts and guides for the construction industry.

 

In this half-day workshop, the Payment Process in Standard Contracts (CCDC-2 Stipulated Price Contract, CCA-1 Stipulated Price Subcontract, CCA-19 Stipulated Price Sub-Subcontract) will be reviewed along with contract language from non- standard contracts which can delay payment.  Recent changes to the payment landscape due to Prompt Payment legislation in different jurisdictions will also be discussed.

 

It is important to recognize when your client is trying to work language into the contract which delays payment (Pay-if-Paid, Pay-when-Paid, “Notwithstanding” clauses).

 

Guides covered by the course:
  • CCA 28 – A Guide to Improving Cash Flow in the Construction Industry
  • CCA 50 – A Prime Contractors Guide to Project Financing and Payment Security
  • CCA 53 – Trade Contractors Guide and Checklist to Construction Contracts
  • CCA Banking Guide for the Canadian Construction Association
  • CCDC 12 – Project Financial Information Disclosure Form

 

Who should attend?

This course is for those who are involved with billings and payment including Managers, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Accountants of all levels. 

Event Starts Oct 15, 2020 1:00 pm
Event Ends Oct 15, 2020 5:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Oct 9, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online