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Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD)

Course Discription:

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 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:
Course will commence the week of September 11, 2017
Course Duration 14 weeks (excluding holidays)
Course will take place on Monday's. 

Location:
To be Confirmed

Time:
17:30 - 20:30

Cost:
$600.00 + HST = $678.00 - Member
$850.00 + HST = $960.50 - Non Member

Registration/Schedule/General Information:

Micah M. Rodrigues, Chapter Administrator (admin@csctoronto.ca)
Kaz Kanani, Interim Education Certification Subcommittee Chair (kaz@kananiassoc.com)

To Register, Click Here

 

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:
Mr. Ted Katsoris, CCCA

Date:
Course will commence the week of January 15, 2018
Course Duration 14 weeks (excluding holidays)
Course will take place on Monday's. 

Location:
To be Confirmed

Time:
17:30 - 20:30

Cost:
$600.00 + HST = $678.00 - Member
$850.00 + HST = $960.50 - Non Member

Registration/Schedule/General Information:

Micah M. Rodrigues, Chapter Administrator (admin@csctoronto.ca)
Kaz Kanani, Interim Education Certification Subcommittee Chair (kaz@kananiassoc.com)

To Register, Click Here 

 

Technical Representative (TR) Course

Course Discription:

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:
Mr. Steve Gusterson, CTR

Date:
Course will commence the week of January 15, 2018
Course Duration 14 weeks (excluding holidays)
Course will take place on Monday's. 

Location:
Alumicor Limited - Main Boardroom
290 Humberline Drive
Toronto, Ontario M9W 5S2

Time:
17:30 - 20:30

Cost:
$600.00 + HST = $678.00 - Member
$850.00 + HST = $960.50 - Non Member

Registration/Schedule/General Information:

Micah M. Rodrigues, Chapter Administrator (admin@csctoronto.ca)
Kaz Kanani, Interim Education Certification Subcommittee Chair (kaz@kananiassoc.com)

To Register, Click Here 

 

Specifier Course

Course Description:

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

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 from the PCD course. Specifier 2 provides some expansion of these principles through practical applications and practice exercises.

 Students should have:

  • 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.

Date:
Every Wednesday, commencing on January 17, 2018
Course will run for 13 Weeks.

Location:
TBD 

Time:
17:30 to 20:30

Instructor:
TBD

Cost:
$600.00 + HST = $678.00 - Member
$850.00 + HST = $960.50 - Non Member

Information:
Micah M. Rodrigues, Chapter Administrator (admin@csctoronto.ca)
Kaz Kanani, Interim Education Certification Chair (kaz@kananiassoc.com)

To Register, Click Here