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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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The Latest Community Benefit Agreement

They’ve been the buzz since mid-July: Community Benefits Agreements. The current BC provincial government spent its first year in office addressing key public issues, some of which were required in their Confidence and Supply Agreement with the BC Green Party. Other issues, like housing affordability and superheated real estate markets, arose from campaign promises and […]

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MCABC’s Purpose – Why join? Why participate?

I recently attended the meeting of a committee created by MCABC and ECABC – mechanical and electrical contractors. Most of you will know of the Risky Clauses project, a shared effort of the two associations to collect, review and provide legal interpretations of contracts to help our trades’ contractors administer their contract documents. This committee […]

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How to (and How Not to) Solve the Labour Shortage

By Dana Taylor, MCABC Executive Vice President Construction and manufacturing are increasingly coming together with the fabrication of customized mechanical system components happening more with advances in building modeling. This practice also works as a strategy to deal with the future skilled labour shortage. For at least a decade and a half, business experts have […]

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Fentanyl overdose – Just whose issue is it anyhow?

In August, a Fraser Health Authority (FHA) report on the serious and growing problem of drug overdoses in BC stated that many overdose victims worked in the construction industry. FHA then held a workshop with construction industry representatives to learn more about the prevalence of drug use and overdose among construction workers. Over the course […]

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Communicating MCABC’s value

Associations, like MCABC, are formed when groups of people with shared goals recognize that working together is more effective than working alone. The whole structure of rules for operation, governance and membership then follows. It’s assumed the association will be folded when all goals are achieved, but the association’s activities must remain relevant to its […]

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