Lesson series

Mastering New Construction Methods
20 Hours (10 Credits)

This 20 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,
Program description:
The following main topics will be discussed 
 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

In the above topics, we will discuss the new technology of construction, and how modern construction methods evolved as house builders sought alternatives to meet the demand for large-scale construction. How builders use fewer materials in modern construction approaches. And what are the benefits of modern construction methods: fewer defects hence higher quality, more accurate in terms of forecasting and managing construction costs, more effectively designed for efficient energy consumption and energy saving, easy to supervise project timing and reduced construction time.
Learning Objectives:
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

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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
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Program Duration
The duration of the program is 1 week.
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Learning Resources
Learning resources are mainly from textbooks, real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.
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Delivery Methods:
In-class instruction, On-site, Distance/Online, or Combined
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Marking Scheme
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:
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%
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Requirements for Graduation
Courses with grades lower than “C” is not counted toward the completion of the corporate training program.
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Capacity (number of participants): 30
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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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