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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

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 Dec 1, 2020 9:00 am
Event Ends Dec 1, 2020 5:00 am
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 26, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7
Location Online

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

This course will take place via Zoom from 9:30am - 1:00pm on Dec 1 & 2 (incl. 15 minute break). Zoom meeting details will be sent to attendees 24 hours before first session. 

 

The Bluebeam Revu: Document Controls This series of webinars will provide you with the knowledge and skills to take plain PDF construction documents and create smart PDFs that give your project team(s) accurate and up-to-date information at all times.

 

Topics:

  • Organizing your documents
  • Creating a navigable drawing set
  • Managing changes and revisions
  • Slip sheeting
  • Navigating and distributing


This session is ideal for: Field and office professionals in the construction, engineering, and architecture industry.

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you complete the Bluebeam Revu: Basic course prior to this session.
 

Gold Seal Credits: 1

 

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 2019 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 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 herehttps://www.curtek.ca/post/bluebeam-extends-trial-period-to-90-days

Event Starts Dec 1, 2020 9:30 am
Event Ends Dec 2, 2020 1:00 pm
Capacity 20
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 25, 2020 4:30 pm
Individual Price $280 Members, $380 Non-Members
Speaker Morgan Garry, Curtek Project Solutions
Location Saskatoon Construction Association Boardroom

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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 Dec 2, 2020 9:00 am
Event Ends Dec 2, 2020 1:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 27, 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

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 Dec 2, 2020 2:00 pm
Event Ends Dec 2, 2020 6:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 27, 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

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 Dec 3, 2020 9:00 am
Event Ends Dec 3, 2020 1:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 27, 2020
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

80% of the people managing construction contracts do not read, do not understand, and 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 (CCA) publishes standard documents for the construction industry. This workshop will focus 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?
 

This course is for anyone whose work is described in industry contracts including Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Construction Managers, Superintendents and Estimators of all levels. This course is for Contractors and Sub-Contractors.

Event Starts Dec 3, 2020 2:00 pm
Event Ends Dec 3, 2020 6:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Nov 27, 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

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 Dec 8, 2020 9:00 am
Event Ends Dec 8, 2020 1:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Dec 3, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
Location Online
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 Dec 8, 2020 2:00 pm
Event Ends Dec 8, 2020 6:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Dec 3, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $150 Members, $200 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 4
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 Dec 9, 2020 9:00 am
Event Ends Dec 9, 2020 5:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Dec 4, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7
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 Dec 10, 2020 9:00 am
Event Ends Dec 10, 2020 5:00 pm
Capacity 6
Registration & Cancellation Deadline Dec 4, 2020 4:00 pm
Individual Price $300 Members, $400 Non-Members
Speaker Phil Perry
Number Hours 7
Location Online