Kerry and Jordan chat about our upcoming Basics of Building Construction course.

14 BC Housing CPD Points
Tuesday, September 14th – Friday, September 17th, 2021
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Whether you are new to the industry or have many years of construction experience under your tool belt, or you are administrative staff, operations or site staff, or if you support the industry as an allied professional, this workshop provides a foundational approach to understanding the construction industry.

This comprehensive workshop explores the complexity of the building construction industry by examining a project’s life cycle. You will participate in hands-on activities and examine every stage of the construction project process – from design to Owner occupancy:

  1. Design
  2. Tendering
  3. Pre-Construction
  4. Procurement
  5. Construction
  6. Project Closeout
  7. Owner Occupancy

Throughout the workshop you will understand how the pieces of a construction project all fit together and will gain valuable insight into the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders as it all relates to the following:

Project Initiation & Design

  • Preliminary assessment of budget and funding
  • Developing the functional program and design

Tendering, bidding and contract award

  • Competitive bidding process
  • Tendering law in Canada
  • How an estimate is developed
  • Tender submission and opening

Construction Documents

  • Types of contract delivery methods
  • Typical CCDC contracts
  • Drawings and specifications

Contract Law

  • Provincial lien act
  • Breach of contract
  • Construction law case studies
  • Common contract terms and conditions

Project Delivery Methods

  • CCDC contract delivery types
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Lean Construction

Risk Management

  • Bonds and insurance
  • Delays
  • Dispute resolution
  • Changes to the contract

Project Management

  • Construction execution plan
  • Subcontractor and supplier procurement
  • Scope of work
  • Permits
  • Schedules
  • Budget

Project Closeout

  • Project closeout submittals
  • Occupancy
  • Substantial Performance
  • Building turnover
  • Wrapping up a project
  • Warranties

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 will be your construction knowledge go-to.

Who Should Attend: Subcontractors, General Contractors, project managers/coordinators, superintendents, foremen, engineers, Owners, procurement professionals, operations and administration personnel in the construction industry.

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 constructionn 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 projects valued 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 Consultant for contracting companies from coast to coast.

Four (4) morning sessions (3.5 hours each) over 4 days