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Project Management Ten Day Program – Final Week

MCABC and The Construction Education Council (CEC) proudly present the exclusive Gold Seal Accredited Project Management Program. The program takes place over a 10-day period and is split into two 5-day sessions. Enrolment is limited to 24 students.

Successful completion comes with 15 Gold Seals!

Venue: Executive Plaza Hotel, Coquitlam

First week: October 24 – 28, 2019
Second week: November 14 – 18, 2019

Cost: $3,100 + gst total for all ten days
($3,200 + gst for Non-Voting Affiliate members)
– Includes coffee, tea, snacks and lunches, and a comprehensive course manual.

MIRA-affiliated companies can register at MCABC member pricing.

~ If staying at the Executive Plaza Hotel, be sure to ask for the MCABC corporate rate. ~

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Please register for this course once on the first event page (registration includes both weeks).

 


COURSE OUTLINE
This Gold Seal accredited course is designed to:
• Improve the planning and controlling of your projects, thereby improving your company’s bottom line
• Take a business view of projects and take ownership of a project from bid to final payment
• Increase your own project “lessons learned” by learning from experiences of other participants
• Be able and willing to contribute improvements to your company’s project management process
• Be better prepared to take the Gold Seal examination, if you choose
• Enjoy your projects!
COURSE TOPICS
Over the 10-day period, sessions will be held on:
• Project Administration
• Scheduling
• Managing Individual Differences
• Safety: A Management Perspective
• Change Orders
• Construction Law
• Job Cost Controls
• Meetings and Communication
• Dispute Avoidance and Claims
• Labour Relations: Due Diligence
• Project Completion


INSTRUCTORS
Part of what is unique in this Project Management offering is that over the 10-day period you will be introduced to 8 different instructors who are all experts in their field of knowledge. You will learn from the best! In order to receive the course certificate, students MUST attend 9 of 10 days. A final assignment must also be completed during class time.

TESTIMONIAL

The Project Management Course offered by CMCEF and the University of Waterloo was very professional in its approach with very well qualified and experienced professionals. I have been associated with the contracting business for more than twenty years. This course is a recommended must for those interested in having a professional standard approach to Project Management. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to attend. – Robert Thain, Black and McDonald, Winnipeg, MB


REFUND POLICY
• 30 days prior to start of course – 100% refund
• 15 days prior to start of course – 50% refund
• 7 or fewer days prior to start of the course – no refunds
• Substitutions can be made up to the day before the course starts

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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

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


Register Now!

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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.

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

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Was Darwin Right? Risk Allocation in Subcontracts & Economic Darwinism – Burnaby

Join us for a legal seminar with Dan Leduc,
Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Was Darwin Right?
Risk Allocation in Subcontracts & Economic Darwinism

One of the worst kept secrets in the construction industry is that the provision of construction services is egocentric and inefficient. Risk assessment is a dark art, and risk allocation is an exercise in economic Darwinism – the food chain can often end with subcontractors.

This seminar will identify examples of where inappropriate risk allocation can hurt you as a subcontractor and how to address those issues. The topics will include such issues as ‘pay when paid’ clauses, scheduling, onerous payment terms, indemnities, and more.

Location: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, Burnaby

7:30AM – 8 AM:     Registration & Networking Breakfast Buffet
8 AM – 11 AM:         Seminar with Dan Leduc

Price:
ECABC & MCABC Members: $155 + GST
Non-Members: $215 + GST

Registration

~ Seats are limited so register early! ~


Dan J Leduc, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Dan Leduc practises primarily construction law and dispute resolution. He is frequently called upon to advise and represent owners, subcontractors, suppliers and builders in such front-end services as contract review, tender issues and general construction matters, as well as in litigation and arbitration.

Mr. Leduc has over 25 years of experience in negotiating, mediating, arbitrating and litigating construction disputes including construction liens, trust claims, delay claims, construction insurance claims, and architect’s and engineer’s errors and omissions. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating various forms of construction contracts on behalf of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Mr. Leduc also has experience in surety bonding claims on construction projects, including performance bond claims and labour and material payment bond claims, and managing cases involving large volumes of documents, at times in excess of 300,000 documents.

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