Construction Specifications 101

Construction Specifications 101

BC Housing: 4 CPD Points

Live online events


4 hours, 07:00 AM PST - 11:00 AM PST


  • BC Housing CPD Points: 4
Presented by Phil Perry
  • Member Rate $199.00 excl. GST
  • $299.00 excl. GST

4 hours, 07:00 AM PDT - 11:00 AM PDT


  • BC Housing CPD Points: 4
Presented by Phil Perry
  • Member Rate $199.00 excl. GST
  • $299.00 excl. GST


This is an interactive half-day seminar that will cover the fundamentals of interpreting construction specifications. The seminar will deal with the basics of reading and interpreting both the general and technical specifications. 

Course Topics  

  • Recognize the role of the Project Manual in relationship to the bidding documents, construction contract documents, general requirements, and technical specifications.

  • Recognize the role of MasterFormat in Construction Specifications.

  • Recognize the difference between a Prescriptive Specification and a Performance Specifications.


Delivery Method: Virtual Session - GoToTraining Platform. 

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 course.

Who Should Attend

This course would be beneficial for anyone who is new to using construction specifications. This course is for owners, contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers. 

What Previous Participants Have Said

“Was presented in a way I could draw clear connections to my own business.” 

“Very interactive, clear and open. Lots of useful details.” 

“Well structured and flowed nicely.” 

“Instructor was clear, concise, and responded well to questions.” 

“Opportunity to participate from home, great way to display handouts so everyone is on the same page.” 

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, cell phones 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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Comfortable chair