Building Construction – Putting it all Together

Building Construction – Putting it all Together

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2 weeks, 09:30 AM PST - 01:00 PM PST


Session information


Workshop - Day 1
09:30 PST - 13:00 PST
3 hours, 30 minutes
Workshop - Day 2
09:30 PST - 13:00 PST
3 hours, 30 minutes
Workshop - Day 3
09:30 PST - 13:00 PST
3 hours, 30 minutes
Workshop - Day 4
09:30 PST - 13:00 PST
3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Member Rate $650.00 excl. GST
  • $850.00 excl. GST


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.  


Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Adobe Connect 

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and a digital certificate upon completion.  


This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.

Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.


There are no prerequisites for this session. 

Who Should Attend

This session would be beneficial for subcontractors, general contractors, project managers/coordinators, superintendents, foremen, engineers, owners, procurement professionals, operations, and administration personnel in the construction industry. 

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate. 

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Headphones (Mandatory)
  4. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  6. Comfortable chair