Important Notice

Due to escalating uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus and out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety of all of us, TCIC training courses are held in live webinar format. Our main office at 70 Leek Crescent, Richmond Hill will remain closed until further notice. If you have any questions regarding TCIC courses, please contact Faith Chen at fchen@tcaconnect.com.

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Dec. 5, 2022

Mon. 3pm – 6:30pm ET

Effective Construction Meeting & Meeting Minutes Read more

Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 2022

Mon. 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Planning, Scheduling and Control for Contractors Read more

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Dec. 6 – 8, 2022

Tue. – Thu. 12pm – 3pm ET

Responding Successfully to an RFP Read more

Dec. 6 & 13, 2022

Tue. 9am – 12pm ET

Human Resource, People & Culture Management Read more

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Dec. 7, 2022

Wed. 8:30am – 4pm ET

In-person Class Interactive Pull Planning Workshop (Lean Construction – a Last Planner™ Simulation)

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Dec. 12 & 14, 2022

Mon. & Wed. 1pm – 4pm ET

Excel for Construction (Basic)

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Dec. 13 & 14, 2022

Tue. & Wed. 1pm – 4pm ET

NEW Introduction to ICI, Civil and High-Rise Residential Construction

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Nov. 24 & 25, 2022
Thu. & Fri. 1pm – 5pm ET

Nov. 24, 25, Dec. 1 & 2, 2022
Thu. & Fri. 8am – 11:30am ET

Nov. 28, 2022
Mon. 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 2022
Thu. & Wed. 1pm – 4pm ET

Dec. 5, 2022
Mon. 3pm – 6:30pm ET

Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 2022
Mon. 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Dec. 6 – 8, 2022
Tue. – Thu. 12pm – 3pm ET

Dec. 6 & 13, 2022
Tue. 9am – 12pm ET

Dec. 7, 2022
Wed. 8:30am – 4pm ET

Dec. 12 & 14, 2022
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Dec. 13 & 14, 2022
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Jan. 11 & 18, 2023
Wed. 1pm – 4pm ET

Jan. 12, 2023
Thu. 12:30pm – 4pm ET

Jan. 17 & 19, 2023
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Jan. 17 – 19, 2023
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Jan. 24, 2023
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Jan. 24 & 25, 2023
Tue. & Wed. 12:30pm – 3:30pm ET

Jan. 24 – Mar. 28, 2023
Tue. 7pm – 9pm ET

Jan. 25, 2023
Wed. 8:30am – 4pm ET

Jan. 25 & Feb. 1, 2023
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Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8 & 15, 2023
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Jan. 25 – Mar. 29, 2023
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Jan. 26 & Feb. 2, 2023
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Jan. 26, 27, Feb. 2 & 3, 2023
Thu. & Fri. 8am – 11:30am ET

Jan. 30 & 31, 2023
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FEB. 2023 & LATER COURSES

Feb. 7 – 9, 2023
Tue. – Thu. 12:30pm – 3:30pm ET

Feb. 7, 9, 14 & 16, 2023
Tue. & Thu. 1pm - 4pm ET

Feb. 8, 2023
Wed. 9am – 12pm ET

Feb. 8 & 15, 2023
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Feb. 10, 2023
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Feb. 15, 2023
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Mar. 8 & 9, 2023
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Mar. 8 & 15, 2023
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Mar. 10, 2023
Fri. 1pm – 4pm ET

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Mar. 21, 23, 28 & 30, 2023
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Mar. 22 & 24, 2023
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Mar. 22 & 29, 2023
Wed. 1pm – 4pm ET

Mar. 24, 2023
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Apr. 3 & 4, 2023
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Apr. 5 & 12, 2023
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Apr. 14, 2023
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Apr. 19, 2023
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May 4 & 5, 2023
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May 9 – 11, 2023
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May 16 & 17, 2023
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May 16 & 17, 2023
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May 18, 2023
Thu. 12:30pm – 4pm ET

May 23, 24, 30 & 31, 2023
Tue. & Wed. 8:30am – 12pm ET

May 29 – June 23, 2023

June 6, 2023
Tue. 12:30pm – 4pm ET

June 14 & 15, 2023
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July 5 & 6, 2023
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FUTURE COURSES (TBA)

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The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC)'s mission is to develop and sustain the highest level of professionalism for construction industry practitioners.

Our vision is to be recognized across Canada as the best source for accreditation and recognition and to continue to offer the greatest "value add" to construction industry practitioners through professional development.
NEW – TCIC Moodle e-Learning

Blueprint Reading Fundamentals for Construction

This online learning course was developed by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA)/The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) for the construction industry. Whether you are working in the field or in the office as an owner’s representative, an architect, an engineer, a construction professional (contractor, construction manager, project manager, site superintendent, estimator, project coordinator) a subcontractor, tradesperson, supplier or working in an administrative capacity in construction, you must know how to read blueprints.

In this course, you will learn the functions of different plan views, elevations, sections, details and schedules presented on Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) drawings as well as dimensions, basic design concepts, specifications and key terminology relevant to interpreting graphical and written construction information. The knowledge you gain will help you confidently interpret construction drawings to ensure an accurate and efficient completion of your projects.

This 7-week, 6 modules e-learning course is comprised of the following:

Module 1 – Principles of Blueprint Reading
Module 2 – Construction Graphics and Specifications
Module 3 – Architectural Drawings
Module 4 – Structural Drawings
Module 5 – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Drawings
Module 6 – Site Plans and Landscaping Drawings
Week 7 – Course examination

Course modules will be made available to you at the beginning of each week. Each module must be completed by the following week. You will not be able to work ahead of the schedule and you will need to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week on each module. The course examination (2 hours) must be taken in Week 7. Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course web page.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Interpret graphical information shown on drawings
  • Identify different types of design and construction drawings – Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical.
  • Identify the use of symbols, notations, abbreviations and schedules
  • Determine where information is located on a set of construction drawings
  • Visualize construction plans, elevations, section and details.

Course delivery method:

This is an online course delivered via TCIC Moodle School with block registrations every 2 weeks. Each block must have a minimum registration of 10. You will be advised of your start date, and you will have 7 weeks from the day you receive the course details to complete the course.

Duration: 7 weeks ( 20 hours in total)

Who should attend: Owner Representatives, Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Engineers, Architects and Contract Administrators, Site Superintendents and tradespersons.

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For more information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Faith Chen
Senior Manager, Professional Development
The Construction Institute of Canada
70 Leek Crescent
Richmond Hill ON L6C 2A9
fchen@tcaconnect.com
Direct: 416-847-9162