Join today

Mastering Construction Skills Package 2 -might be eligible for Employer Training Grant up to $10,000

The Training Programs Descriptions and Objectives and Outcome:
This training program was specifically designed and created to support British Columbians that maybe employed or have been employed in the construction sector to gain technical skills in response to technological advancements and essential skills to obtain good-paying jobs and increase job security,
This program aims to provide absolutely high-value and high-quality corporate training to help employers in construction industry to train their current or future employees to meet their immediate needs of the business and the participant’s job, to help employers build up an agile, skilled, and resilient workforce which is essential for strong, sustainable and balanced growth with a strategic competitive advantage for productivity and innovation

Using our current professional experts and our history of curriculum development experience, we will customize a flexible package to create your perfect training solution
Upon completion of the following 15 programs (total 304 hours comprehensive training consist of 152 hours theory training + 152 hours case study, term project, presentation )
1,Mastering Construction Business Management (18 hours) will go through the following topics
Observe and apply any change and opportunities it provides for entrepreneurs
Define the qualities and characteristics of an entrepreneur
Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of business ownership while working on a business structure,
Business Plan and Company Value Statements
The purpose for developing a business plan
Identify the types of business plans
The elements of a purpose statement
The role of goals and objectives in setting up a business plan
Understand the importance of defining goals to run a business
Apply a framework for setting up goals
Business Plan Fundamentals
Identify the major components of a business plan and apply the major concept towards the development of a business plan
Develop a business strategy
Develop a strategic plan for a purpose of developing a competitive advantage and running a successful construction business
Four important points (4 P’s) of Marketing for a Construction Business
Apply the 4 P’s to a business marketing plan and be able to identify an appropriate market segment for a business
Marketing & Construction Business Success
Four ways to increase sales and profit
The most popular Customer Purchasing Models
Sales and Advertising
Develop and evaluate the sales and marketing component of a business plan for a construction-based business
Develop a credible process for finding qualifying and retaining clients.
How to make sales and to increase the profits
Sales skills to win the short & long term customers
Learn how to overcome the 5 fears of selling construction projects
Negotiation skills
Develop the best alternative to a negotiated agreement
Human resource management
Apply a methodology to the process of hiring new employees
Motivation, engagement, and teamwork
Learn how to train and reward your employees while creating a positive culture in your construction business
Employee engagement and flow
Apply management techniques that take advantage of the skillsets and talents of your workforce while producing employees that feel engaged and empowered
What can be done to reduce the risk in the construction business
Financial Management
Some of the reasons of businesses fail
The financial statements are required for a business plan
Learn the components of an income statement and understand the construction based projects
Income Statement Case Study
Financial Statements: Breakeven Point and Gross Margin
Financial Statements: The Balance Sheet
Financial Statements: Cash Flow
Financial Statements: Reading Financial Statements Case
How to Use Financial Ratios for Construction Business Analysis
Financial Statements: Cash Flow & Strip Mall Case Study
Financial Statements: Case Study Home Building

2,Mastering Building System and Construction-Series 2 (10 hours) will go through the following topics
Structural Theory
Soil Mechanics and Foundations
Structural Steel Construction
Concrete Construction
Wood Construction

3,Mastering Construction Cost Control (14 hours) will go through the following topics
Introduction to construction cost control
Describe the basic definition and qualities of cost control in construction, also explain the documentation of controlling cost
Understand the use and application of cost coding in project management, as well as how cost and schedule baseline are established for cost control in construction
Understand the importance of progress measurement for cost monitoring and control Identify and determine the different methods of measurement for project progress
Review contract documents, as well as prepare credible and consistent documentation regarding change orders
Explain the importance of cash flow in the construction industry and the consequences of negative cash flow
Explain Earned Value Analysis and apply it to a building case

4,Mastering Construction-Related Laws and Legal Issues - Series 1 (6 hours) will go through the following topics
The Canadian Legal System
Ethical Considerations
Canadian Home Builders Association of BC, Code of Ethics
Consideration, Misrepresentation, Duress and Quasi-Contract in Construction
Consequential Damages Clauses are Less Common in Construction and Design
The Rules of Contact Construction
Indemnity Clauses, Change Orders, Subcontract Issues and Contract Administration
in Construction Contracts
Bidding to be a Project Participant in the Construction Industry
Delivering a Construction Project
Construction Contracts are defined by the Payment Method
Construction Cost in Professional Service Agreements
Standard Clauses in the Builder’s Contract Warranty
Construction in Trespass, Getting Permission, Duty to Warn and Specific Responsibilities/Duties
Common Issues in Contract and Tort
The BC Building Code is Mandatory for Everyone in BC’s Construction Industry
Dispute Resolution and Expert Evidence
Construction Disputes in Litigations
Risk, Responsibility, and Dispute Avoidance
Common Sources of Disputes in Construction Contracts
Construction Law in Canada – Get Paid
Builders’ Risk Policies and Common Exclusions/Exceptions
Three Types of Bonds in the Construction Context
Bid Bonds, Performance Bonds and Defences under Performance Bonds in
Construction Industry
Construction Liens
Delay and Impact Claims
Compensable and Excusable Delays in Construction Contract
Constructive Acceleration Claims

5,BC Building Code-Series 1 (6 hours) will go through the following topics
BC Building Code and Relevant Enactments
Electrical Safety Regulations
BC Energy Step Code
BC Fire Code

6,BC Building Code-Series 2 (10 hours) will go through the following topics
Focus on Part 9, Housing and Small Buildings
Navigating the Building Code
Soils and Excavation
Footings and Foundations
Foundation Walls
Foundation Drainage
Wood Frame Construction
Structural Framing
Stairs, Handrails and Guards
Exterior Cladding – Roofing
Chimney Saddles
Exterior Wall Cladding – Planes of Protection
Exterior Wall Cladding – Types
Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS)
Masonry Veneer Cladding
Asphalt Shingles
Windows, Doors, and Skylights
Vapor Barriers, Air Barriers and Insulation
Interior Finishes
Heating and Air-Conditioning
Plumbing Facilities
Electrical Facilities
Sewage Disposal
Fire and Life Safety Requirements for Buildings
Other Requirements for Buildings

7,Mastering Microsoft Project Management Software Application in Construction (11 hours) will go through the following topics
Learn about making, updating, and revising project calendars to make construction project schedules more professionally
Learn about adding resources and costs, as well as sort, filter, and highlight to better manage construction projects
Make a professional timeline, customize the time scale and learn work, units, duration, cost and effort-driven schedule to succeed in construction project
Learn the basics identify, level resources over allocations, and set a baseline construction project schedule
Learn to customize, format, and create a resource pool construction project
Learn to track multiple updates, revisions, change orders and create resources by length, area, and volume in a residential construction project
Learn to create cash flow reports and to level resources over allocations in a residential construction project
Learn the task types, batch and queue size, review, and analyze in a construction project schedule
Learn to customize the text and create a checklist before base-lining your schedule on a construction project
Learn to link project documents, drawings, and photos to file in a residential construction project
Learn to create a work breakdown structure for construction projects

8, Mastering Construction Project Management Updates (18 hours) will go through the following topics
Learn to create and implement a scope statement for construction projects
Explained and applied to construction projects using today's critical path method
Learn to set multiple baselines & track changes for construction projects
Failure reasons in an unkempt, unsafe, disorganized construction site
Learn to create a checklist in today's construction project management
Important roles & responsibilities in construction projects
Introduce 3 main stages of a construction project
Learn to Build employee motivation, trust, and respect and create a motivating & engaging environment with your project teams
Learn to improve focus & flow, reduce distraction & wasted time in construction projects
Learn the 5 stages of construction team development, Coaching and mentoring leads to higher levels of success
Learn the 5 phases of a construction project
Understand 8 reasons why construction schedules fail
Improve workflow and optimize construction project schedule
Introduce lean construction and the 6 principles of lean

9,Mastering Construction Technology (16 hours) will go through the following topics
Introduction of Housing
Home Construction
Unintended Consequences
Commission for the Quality of Construction
Build Smart - Net Zero Ready Home
The House & Building Science and Flow Principles
The house and building science
 Consumer decisions and profitability
 Building envelope
 Air flow principles
 Heat flow principles
 Moisture flow principles
 Managing Flows
Managing air flows
Managing heat flows
Managing water moisture
Managing water vapors
Creating a comfortable environment
The Impact of Climate Factors
Geographical considerations
 Geological considerations
Site assessment
Winter construction considerations
Science of Foundations
Introduction to structural loads
Foundations and footings
Foundation walls
Foundation structural components
Foundation building envelope
Science of Residential Superstructures
Introduction to superstructures
Subfloor design
Framing walls
Roof structure
Windows and stairs
Superstructure other materials
Superstructure Building Envelope
Superstructure building envelope
Secondary plane of protection
Primary layer of protection
Windows, doors, fascia and soffits
Capillary action and moisture control
Heat flow and insulation
Controlling the Interior Environment
Controlling the interior environment
Heating systems
Ventilation systems
Occupant lifestyle and actions
Sustainable development

10,Mastering New Construction Methods (10 hours) will go through the following topics
Introduction and Literature Review of New Construction Technology
What are Modern Methods of Construction
Modern Methods of Construction and The Future of the Built Environment
Defining Modern Methods of Construction
Modern Offsite Construction Methods and Their Benefits
Types of Modern Methods of Construction
A Forward-Thinking Solution to the Housing Crisis
Guide to Understanding New Technology of Construction: Modular Construction and Modular Buildings
Differences between types of Modular Construction and Traditional Construction
Benefits of Modular Construction in project management, e.g., less labor required, faster construction timelines, higher quality control during construction, improved fixed costs and price predictability upfront, safer working conditions, more environmentally friendly form of construction etc.
The Ultimate Guide to ICF Construction, a New Technology of Construction
Tight Construction with air and vapor barriers in Modern Methods of Construction
More Occupant Comfort in Modern Methods of Construction
Strong Construction and building durability in Modern Methods of Construction
Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings in Modern Methods of Construction
Design Flexibility in Modern Methods of Construction
An Introductory Guide to ICFs For Builders, Designers and Architects
Modern Building Materials
The Best Modern Building Materials
10 Unique Building Materials That are Perfect for Modern Homes
10 Eco-Friendly Building Materials
Lego Style Hemp Blocks, The Building Material of the Future

11,Mastering Energy Efficiency In Construction Series 1 (3 hours) will go through the following topics
What is Energy Efficiency
What is an Energy-Efficient Home
What is Energy Efficiency in Construction
Energy Efficiency For Construction
What are the benefits of energy efficient buildings
Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Energy Context
Building Physics Principles
Energy-Efficient Building Envelopes
Building Service
Key Features of an Energy Efficient Building
ENERGY STAR certification for commercial and institutional buildings in Canada
Energy Efficiency Code Requirements for Homes or Buildings

12, Mastering Energy Efficiency In Construction Series 2 (5 hours) will go through the following topics
Energy Efficient Home Design
Whole-House Systems Approach
Ultra-Efficient Homes
Advanced House Framing
Cool Roofs
Passive Solar Home Design
Earth-Sheltered, Straw Bale, Log, and Manufactured Homes

13,Mastering Energy Efficiency In Construction Series 3 (5 hours) will go through the following topics
Energy-Efficient Building Design
Thermal-Efficient Construction
Energy Use Intensity
Energy-Efficient Building Design in the Context of Building Life Cycle
Extremely Energy Efficient Homes-Building and Designing Affordable Zero Energy Homes
Building Design Best Practice

14,Mastering Construction Management and Supervision-Series 1 (12 hours) will go through the following topics
Initiating Phase of residential construction
Preliminary Cost Estimates
Construction Cost Estimating
Tendering and Bid
Project Scope Statement
Stakeholder Management
Trade Selection
Risk/Reward Analysis
Construction File
Development Regulations
Building Permit Required Documents
Planning Phase of residential construction
Scope Management Plan
Construction Schedule and Time Management
Cost Control in Construction
Quality Control Plan and Management
Planning Phase of residential construction (Cont’d)
Communication Plan
Pre-Construction Meetings
Risk Management Plan
Human Resources Plan
Health and Safety Plan
Manage Relationships
Procurement Management Plan

15,Mastering Construction Management and Supervision-Series 2 (8 hours) will go through the following topics
Executing Phase of residential construction
Executing the Project Plan
Scope Management Plan
7 Steps to Ace the Project Execution Phase
Project Executing - The Delivery of The Project
Monitoring and Controlling Phase of residential construction
Conduct Daily Site Visits
Update Your Daily Log
Keep Track of Inspections
Inspection and Test Plans
Required Inspections
Monitoring and Controlling Phase of residential construction(Cont’d)
Monitor Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
Workers Compensation Act
Workplace Hazardous Materials
Information System (WHMIS)
WorkSafeBC and Insurance
Monitoring Variances
Monitoring Risk
Monitoring Procurement
Closing Phase of residential construction
Substantial Completion / Performance
Pre-Occupancy Detailing
Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI)

the successful participant (student) will gain the right mix of knowledge and skills to adapt to the labour market’s changing job requirements and to be well equipped to respond to the evolving demands of the labour market
The intended outcome and result of training will be improved job-related skills leading to increased job security and /or a better job for a current employee of the applicant employer and /or a job for an unemployed person

Admission Requirements
Participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), who are entitled to work in Canada. at least 16 years old and be either:
• Unemployed, or
• Employed by the applicant employer
Once training is completed, employers will hire or continue to employ participants in B.C

Program Duration
The duration of the program is 6 months.
Learning Resources
Learning resources are mainly from text books, real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.

Delivery Methods:
In-class instruction, On-site, Distance/Online, or Combined

Marking Scheme
This program will have two parts; one part is theory, another part is practice.
Completion of distance class of theory will be counted as 50% towards the final grade, Completion of case study, term project, presentation will be counted as 50% towards the final grade.
Grading scale for each class is as follows:
A 94-100%
A- 90-93%
B+ 86-89%
B 83-85%
B- 80-82%
C+ 75-79%
C 70-74%
D 60-69%
F 0-59%
Requirements for Graduation
Courses with grades lower than “C” is not counted toward the completion of the corporate training program.

Capacity (number of participants): 30

Name of instructors: team of experts of Vancity Institute of Sciences and Arts Inc,
Jamie, a designer with a Bachelor’s Degree in interior design and 25+ years of construction professional experience along with a tremendous 10+ years of experience in teaching and coaching
Vivian, a lawyer with a Bachelor’s Degree in law, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Richard, an engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Bill, QS with Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering, 30+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Thomas, an architect with a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture, 35+ years of construction professional experience along with 15+ years of experience in teaching and coaching
Qian, Administrator, and associate instructor, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, 8+ years of admin experience along with 8+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Created with