This concise yet robust 6-hour course introduces the learner to various roles of construction stakeholders including owners, prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers, and design consultants. Different methods to deliver projects are explored with insights into contractual obligations, shared interests, and decision making at various stages of project maturity from the design stage through to total performance, even how consultants calculate their fees.
This course is ideal for: onboarding new employees with no formal construction industry education; newcomers with experience outside Canada; support staff in administrative roles; HR managers, controllers, project coordinators and those who offer services directly to construction and real estate development firms where a basic understanding of terminology, how various actors work together, and how contracts work. Insights into "what success looks like" rounds out the course with take-aways for all parties to a construction project. This is a must have basic training for every employee in a construction firm, architects/engineering office or real estate and development firm.
What’s included: a link to download the detailed slide deck and the Change Order Protocol endorsed by over 20 Construction Industry Associations in Canada
A trained design professional for over 15 years, Derek has collaborated on over $300 million in built or contemplated ICI and residential projects. As the CEO of the London & District Construction Association (2007-2012) he acted as employer bargaining agent to General Contractors and Civil Contractors in a successful strike free round (2010). He also chaired the Construction Lien Act Task Force for the Council of Ontario Construction Associations, and is the Executive Officer of the Stratford & Area Builders Association, the largest per capital residential builders association in Canada.