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Estimating 201 Fall 2019

2 Gold Seal Credits*

Estimating 201 is the follow-up course to Estimating 101. It will take you through the plumbing and heating take-offs, to completion of your estimate, to submitting your tender. At the end of the course you will have been exposed to the full scope of estimating.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Estimating 101 or equivalency upon Instructor’s approval. Please contact Jane at jandrew@mcabc.org or call 604-205-5058 if you wish to take the equivalency test. Cost to write the equivalency test is $150.

THIS IS A TWO-DAY COURSE

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Estimating 101 Fall 2019

2 Gold Seal Credits*

MCABC’s Estimating 101 will provide you with the fundamentals of estimating. This course will take you from the initial estimating thought process, through the steps of organizing an estimate, and finally, up to the standardization of forms of record and sources of information. PREREQUISITE: It would be beneficial but not essential to have some knowledge of basic blueprint reading, basic plumbing/piping design, and building & plumbing codes.

THIS IS A TWO-DAY COURSE

New: Register more than two students and save 12% on each additional registration!


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Note: If you already have some estimating experience and pass the Estimating Equivalency test, you could qualify to go directly into Estimating 201. Please contact Jane at jandrew@mcabc.org or call 604-205-5058 if you wish to take the equivalency test. Cost to write the test is $150.

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Blueprint Reading Fall 2019

This course is Gold Seal accredited!

The ability to read mechanical and architectural drawings is a foundation skill in construction and trades. Everyone in the building industry, regardless of whether they are working in the field, in the office, or as a supplier of material, must know how to read blueprints.

This session introduces the student to the reading and understanding of Mechanical and Architectural drawings, and schematics used in a mechanical environment. Students will learn how to read and interpret the different types of standard symbols and abbreviations found on these drawings. This session will benefit anyone entering or already in the trades, as it will teach them to recognize plans, elevations, and sectional views, identify a view by its placement on a drawing, list what working drawings include, and interpret dimensions marked on piping drawings.

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Dispatcher Training

2 Gold Seal Credits

In partnership with the Construction Education Council (CEC), MCABC is pleased to present this exclusive two-day seminar on dispatcher training. The Dispatcher Training Program was originally developed in the US by a task force comprised of contractors from the Mechanical Service Contractors of America and the Managing Director of Transitions Consulting Group. In 2007, the program was updated and adapted for the Canadian market.

Module 1: The Dispatcher and the Service Organization

Module 2: Communication Skills for the Dispatcher

Module 3: Partnering with the Service Technician

Module 4: Servicing the Customer

Module 5: Managing the Service Manager

Module 6: Working with the Rest of the Team

May 8 & 9, 2019

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

THIS IS A TWO-DAY COURSE


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Management Best Practices (BM4)

1 Gold Seal credit*

There are many techniques you can use to become a more effective manager and leader. We will explore such issues as successful delegation (avoid abdication), time management, negotiation, buy/sell agreements, marketing and understanding the key reasons businesses fail and what you can do to avoid them.

Instructor: Ronald Coleman

$350 – Members

$450 – Non-voting affiliates

$700 – Future members

New: Register two students at regular price and save 12% on any further registrations!

Prices for additional registrations (third, fourth, etc.) are as follows:

Member: $350 less 12% = $308 + gst
Non-Voting Affiliate Members: $450 less 12% = $396 + gst
Future Members: $700 less 12% = $616 + gst

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Chapter Dinner Meeting – Construction: Where Do We Go Next?

Executive Plaza Hotel, North Road, Coquitlam

$55* + gst

$5 for parking (optional)

*Includes dinner


Speakers:

Chris Gardner, President of ICBA (Independent Contractors and Businesses Association), will speak about investor uncertainty in the construction industry.

Jeff Fisher, Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor at UDI (Urban Development Institute), will speak about the housing crisis: causes and potential solutions.

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***Photographs will be taken during the event, and may be used by MCABC for promotional purposes on MCABC’s website and social media. By attending this event you are consenting to MCABC using photos in which you may appear.
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Optimizing Your Productivity (BM3)

1 Gold Seal credit*

Develop effective techniques for sound project management. Be aware of the very special resources that MCA has developed to help you in this regard. Learn how to get more returns from change orders and how to improve on-site productivity. This program will help you finish project on budget, on time and to quoted standards.

Instructor: Ronald Coleman

$350 – Members

$450 – Non-voting affiliates

$700 – Future members

New: Register two students at regular price and save 12% on any further registrations!

Prices for additional registrations (third, fourth, etc.) are as follows:

Member: $350 less 12% = $308 + gst
Non-Voting Affiliate Members: $450 less 12% = $396 + gst
Future Members: $700 less 12% = $616 + gst

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Community Benefits Agreements: Are they the scourge some would have us believe?

I recently attended a one-day conference hosted by the BC Building Trades on Community Benefit Agreements. Before it began, this event was criticized by Independent Contractors and Business Association (ICBA) president Chris Gardner in a Vancouver Sun Op-Ed.  His criticisms were rife with opinions and assumptions with little or no evidence to support them. This […]

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