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Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD)

Course Description:

The PCD course is an introductory course that will enable the student to have a better understanding of construction documentation (specifications, drawings, and schedules), products, bidding procedures, and contracts. It is also a prerequisite to all the other CSC education courses.

The course is designed for individuals involved in the construction industry, who at any point in their career are required to produce, read, supply products for, or rely on, the project manual/specification. In other words, it is designed for anyone in construction, whether they work as a designer, consultant, contractor or supplier.

The focus is to emphasize the relationship that exists between specifications and drawings, and the role of the industry participants. Contract documents and the project manual have an intrinsic relationship with each other, with standard pre-printed contract documents, and with associated documents; this course explains these relationships.

Instructor:
Mr. Ted Katsoris, CCCA

Date & Time:
September 9, 2019 - December 16, 2019 (14 weeks excluding holidays)
Mondays
17:30 - 20:00
Location:
Telsec Business Centre (Toronto Star Building)

1 Yonge Street, 18th Floor - Training Room #1
Toronto, ON M5E 1W7

Cost:
$650.00 + HST = $734.50 - Member
$950.00 + HST = $1073.50 - Non-Member

Registration/Schedule/General Information:
Phuong Huynh, Chapter Administrator (admin@csctoronto.ca)

Isabelle Champagne, Professional Development Officer (isabelle.champagne@rockfon.com)



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Construction Contract Administration (CCA)

Course Description:

The objective of the CCA program is to improve construction contract administration by providing education related to the administration and enforcement of contract requirements during the construction phase of the project. This advanced level course is designed for those individuals involved in construction administration, including Contract Administrators, Property Managers, Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, Specification Consultants, Building Authorities, and Bonding and Insurance Agencies.

Instructor:
TBD

Date:
TBD

Location:
TBD

Time:
17:30 - 20:30
Cost:
$650.00 + HST = $734.50 - Member

$950.00 + HST = $1073.50 - Non Member
Registration/Schedule/General Information:
Phuong Huynh, Chapter Administrator (admin@csctoronto.ca)

Isabelle Champagne, Professional Development Officer (isabelle.champagne@rockfon.com)


Keep checking back for upcoming Winter 2020 dates!

 

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Technical Representative (TR) Course

Course Description:

The TR course  will provide a better understanding of contract documents and bidding procedures, product representation, professionalism, and ethics, and will provide a new depth of understanding and explanation of concepts beyond what was previously introduced in the PCD course. The course is designed for the individual involved in the supply section of the construction industry such as manufacturer representatives, agents or distributors of products. The student will have successfully completed the PCD course.

Instructor:
TBD
Date: 
TBD
Location:
TBD

Time:
17:30 - 20:30

Cost:
$650.00 + HST = $734.50 - Member
$950.00 + HST = $1073.50 - Non Member

Registration/Schedule/General Information:
Phuong Huynh, Chapter Administrator (admin@csctoronto.ca)
Isabelle Champagne, Professional Development Officer (isabelle.champagne@rockfon.com)

Keep checking back for upcoming Winter 2020 dates!

 

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Specifier Course

Course Description:

This course has been developed to support students pursuing a career in construction specification writing. This course is also designed for individuals involved in the construction industry who at any point in their career are required to produce, read, supply products in relation to a project, or rely on the project manual/specification. In other words, it is designed for anyone in construction, whether they work as a specification writer, designer, consultant, contractor or supplier.

Specifier Course is designed for those wanting to know more about the preparation and processes needed to produce quality contract documents. The course will serve as a refresher for the practicing specification writer and will assist those who are preparing for or are enrolled in the Registered Specification Writer (RSW) program or those who wish to become a Certified Specification Practitioner (CSP).

Specifier 1 students must have completed the CSC Level 1 course: Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD). 

Specification writing students come from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. This course provides some review and background information, as well as some repetition of material from the PCD course.  This reiteration of information acts as a review of the key principles of the PCD course. Specifier 2 provides some expansion of these principles through practical applications and practice exercises.

 

 

Communication
Communicate the principles of construction grammar and specification document organization

Project manual and drawings
Understand the function of the project manual and associated drawings

Good specifications
Develop the basis for preparing good specifications

Writing skills
Refine writing skills

Legal issues 
Understand the legal decisions underpinning Canadian contract law and insurance issues

 

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of CSC Level 1 course: Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD)
  • Experience reading construction drawings;
  • Experience reading construction specifications;
  • Experiences researching construction materials;
  • Experience researching construction reference standards.
  • Or, Construction related Certification from a Technical College or University.

 

Instructor:
TBD

Date:
TBD

Location:
TBD

Time:
17:30 to 20:30

Cost:
$650.00 + HST = $734.50 - Member
$950.00 + HST = $1073.50 - Non Member

Information:
Phuong Huynh, Chapter Administrator (admin@csctoronto.ca)
Isabelle Champagne, Professional Development Officer (isabelle.champagne@rockfon.com)

Keep checking back for upcoming Winter 2020 dates!