Mastering Introduction to Building Design and Construction Series 2
24 Hours (12 Credits)
This 24 hours corporate training program was specifically designed and created to support British Columbians that are employed or have been employed in the construction sector where job opportunities have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to gain technical skills in response to technological advancements and essential skills to obtain good-paying jobs and increase job security,
The following main topics will be discussed
In the building industry, because of the changes in sociology, the changes in technology, the changes in commerce, the changes of building codes, bylaws, and regulations, the demands to make buildings serve more purposes, last longer, and require less upkeep than ever before have become ever-increasing.
As these demands increase, so does the amount of knowledge necessary for building professionals to meet them.
This 12 hour online course will go through a series topics and provide insights to residential builders, architects, designers, real estate agents and building professionals:
• arrangements for facility financing.
• evaluation of alternative financing plans.
• secured loans with bonds, notes and mortgages.pricing for constructed facilities.
• contract provisions for risk allocation.
• risks and incentives on construction quality.
• basic concepts in the development of design and/or construction plans.
• choice of technology and construction method.
• defining work tasks.
• calculations for critical path scheduling.
• activity float and schedules.
• presenting project schedules.
• use of advanced scheduling techniques.
• scheduling with uncertain duration.
• improving the scheduling process.
• the cost control problem.
• the project budget.
• forecasting for activity cost control.
This program aims to provide absolutely high-value and high-quality corporate training to help employers in the construction industry to train their current or future employees to meet the immediate needs of the business and the participant’s job
Upon completion of the programs the successful participant will
gain knowledge and skills; will demonstrate reasoning, creative thinking, and analytic skills.
The 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
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
The duration of the program is 1 week.
Learning resources are mainly from textbooks, real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.
In-class instruction, On-site, Distance/Online, or Combined
This program will have two parts; one part is a theory, and 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, and presentation will be counted as 50% towards the final grade.
Grading scale for each class is as follows:
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,
Jamie, Designer with Bachelor’s Degree of interior design and 25+ years of construction professional experience along with tremendous 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Vivian, Lawyer with Bachelor’s Degree of law, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Richard, Engineer with Bachelor’s Degree of 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, architect with Bachelor’s Degree of architecture, 35+ years of construction professional experience along with 15+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Qian, Administrator and associate instructor, with Bachelor’s Degree of Economics, 8+ years of admin experience along with 8+ years experience in teaching and coaching
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