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Business Management 3&4

2 Gold Seal Credits upon successful completion

Module 3 —  Planning & Control

This program contains systems and processes for improving project management. Key components include:

  • The importance of planning and control
  • Short Term Interval Planning
  • Trade-off decisions
  • Planning & managing a contract
  • Project management
  • On-site productivity
  • Change orders
  • Work-in- progress and progress billings

This program is targeted at anyone who wants to understand or manage construction projects

Module 4 — General Business Practices

This program contains numerous ideas for helping you be an effective manager. Key components include:

  • Building a successful organization
  • Efficient labour
  • Who’s got the monkey?
  • Negotiation skills
  • Marketing a contracting business
  • Marketing a service business
  • Why businesses fail
  • Buy/sell agreements

This program is targeted at everyone who wants to improve their management and leadership skills using quick, easy to implement, effective strategies.

Attendees each receive a copy of Ron’s book, Building Your Legacy – 40 tips for successful management.

NOTE: Employees of companies that contribute to the Journeyman Training & Industry Promotion Fund, and eligible UA Local 170 members, are entitled to a rebate equal to 80% of the MCABC member price upon successful completion.

Cost:

Members: $675 + gst
Non-Voting Affiliate Members: $775 + gst
Non-members: $1,275 + gst

Included: All course material, lunch and coffee breaks

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Estimating 201 – Fall 2018

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.

November 17 & 18, 2018

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

THIS IS A TWO-DAY COURSE

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Estimating 101 – Fall 2018

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.

Estimating 101

October 20 & 21, 2018

8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Construction Industry Ethics

This course will help you understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry. The course is interactive and includes case studies, practical examples, videos and a course glossary.

As of January 1, 2017, all Gold Seal candidates require the online Construction Industry Ethics course (or equivalent) PLUS the full-day classroom ethics course in order to be eligible to take the Gold Seal exam and receive certification.

Learning outcomes:

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  • Understand what is included in “ethical behavior”
  • Be aware of the importance of ethics in business
  • Know how to make ethical decisions
  • Recognize ethics in the context of the law
  • Understand the direct link between ethics and a company’s success

The course is intended for owner/clients, contractors, supervisors, project managers, etc., who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, sub-trades, owners, clients, engineers, employers, and the public.

Successful completion of classroom & online course: three Gold Seals (two for online portion; one for classroom portion).

Note: Participants are required to complete the Construction Industry Ethics online course prior to enrolling in the classroom course. Online portion takes approximately four hours to complete. Please contact MCABC office by email or phone at 604-205-5058 to purchase a PIN for on-line course.

Instructor:  Tim Williams, president of BGC Partners, has worked with numerous construction companies for over twenty years. He is a Gold Seal Certified project manager. He is an experienced and sought after trainer who has trained construction owners and managers on behalf of construction industry associations across Western Canada.

MCABC Member – Gold Seal Classroom & Online Course Combo: $445
Non-member – Gold Seal Classroom & Online Course Combo: $500
MCABC Member – Classroom Course Only: $275
Non-member – Classroom Course Only: $305

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Blueprint Reading – Fall 2018

This course is now 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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