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Vancouver Regional Construction Association

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3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada

January 2020

Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Project Management

January 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Project Management Learn how to successfully manage a construction project! Participants will gain an understanding of the project processes and constraints encountered by project managers (using PMBoK 5th Edition approach). The course will cover project planning, contract process, risk management, estimating, cost control, scheduling, communications and post-mortem analysis. Date: January 30-31, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: VRCA Office, 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver Cost: $650 / $799 Learning Units (LUs): 15 Core…

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February 2020

Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Builders Lien Act

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Builders Lien Act The Builders Lien Act is a useful tool if used properly, however, if misunderstood, it can lead to serious financial and legal consequences. This course will provide participants with the knowledge and background to understand the rights, remedies and processes created by the Builders Lien Act. Format: 3 hours of in-class instruction LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Know and understand the four pillars of the Builders Lien Act: the land lien; the holdback lien; the…

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Construction Estimating

February 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Construction Estimating Participants will acquire knowledge how to prepare a successful bid and learn construction estimating skills. Course topics will include project analysis, risk analysis, bid strategies and processes, Construction Division Codes, bonding and insurance. Date: February 6-7, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: VRCA Office, 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver Cost: $650 / $799 Learning Units (LUs): 15 Core Register: Click here

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Construction Industry Ethics

February 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Construction Industry Ethics By maintaining high ethical standards, and being consistent in our practices, we thrive both personally and professionally. This course will help you navigate the ethical grey areas you face every day. Date: February 26, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: VRCA Office, 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver Cost: $360 / $450 Learning Units (LUs): 7.5 Core Register: Click here

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March 2020

Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Supervisory & Management Skills

March 5 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Supervisory & Management Skills This course will enhance your ability to build a collaborative team culture, improve morale, and effectively communicate with people on their job sites. Participants will learn about leadership, motivational theory and application, improving group and individual performance, psychographic testing, time and stress management, staff training, substance abuse, appropriate discipline techniques, negotiating skills, conflict resolution and construction management systems. Date: March 5-6, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: VRCA Office,…

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VRCA – CM-Lean Modules 1 & 2: Variation in Production Systems/Pull In Production

March 11 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - CM-Lean Modules 1 & 2: Variation in Production Systems/Pull In Production Module 1: Variation in Production Systems is an introductory course in the Lean Construction Education Program. This half-day, instructor-led course teaches the concept of variation. Following this course, you will be able to: Define the different types of variation Explain the concept of throughput Distinguish the concepts of throughput and work in progress Describe the role of variation in production operations List sources of…

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VRCA – CM-Lean Modules 3 & 4: Lean Work Structuring/Last Planner System

March 12 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - CM-Lean Modules 3 & 4: Lean Work Structuring/Last Planner System Lean Workstructuring is the first of two units that introduces the Last Planner® System (LPS). This system was developed by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) to plan projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning. This half-day, instructor-led course describes the process of Lean Workstructuring. Following this course, you will be able to: Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning…

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Introduction to Construction Blueprint Reading

March 18 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Introduction to Construction Blueprint Reading This course takes participants through the stages of blueprint reading, including dimensions, elevation, drawing, specifications and schedules. Using both residential and commercial samples of blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work in construction companies. Date: March 18, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: VRCA Office, 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver Cost: $360 / $450 Learning Units (LUs): 7.5 Core Register: Click here

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Communication Skills for Construction

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Communication Skills for Construction Great communication is essential for construction leaders! In this course, participants will learn how to improve their listening, speaking and writing skills. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to communicate goals and strategies effectively, as well as lead collaborative decision making. Date: March 23-24, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: VRCA Office, 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver Cost: $650 / $799 Learning Units (LUs): 15 Non-core…

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April 2020

Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Construction 101 and Beyond

April 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Construction 101 and Beyond Don’t let the name “101” fool you! This course is intended for both new and experienced members of the construction industry. Participants will receive an introduction to the industry and learn about roles, responsibilities, construction documents, risk management, legal matters, project management, tendering, bidding and contracts. Date: April 1-2, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: VRCA Office, 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver Cost: $395 / $595 Learning Units (LUs):…

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Construction Business Management

April 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Construction Business Management Learn how to improve the management and business systems in your construction company. This course will cover all areas of a construction business including strategic planning, business planning, marketing, operations, HR management, financial reporting, bonding and insurance and risk management. Date: April 6-7, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: VRCA Office, 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver Cost: $650 / $799 Learning Units (LUs): 15 Non-core Register: Click here

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Tender, Contract, and Builders Lien Law

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Tender, Contract, and Builders Lien Law The legal rights and obligations of those involved in a construction project crystallize in the tendering phase and end well after the project is completed. During the construction process, those legal rights and obligations change and expand based on, for example, the contracts in place, the Builders Lien Act and the bonds that have been issued. In order to ensure that the project is built properly, on time and…

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Responding Successfully to a Request for Proposal

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Responding Successfully to a Request for Proposal More and more frequently, private sector companies and government organizations are releasing RFP's as part of their procurement process and moving away from the traditional bid process. Construction companies often win or lose contracts based on their response to an RFP. Answering a Request for Proposal (RFP) effectively requires knowledge, understanding and a proposed solution of the subject, while convincing the potential Owner that your company your company…

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Close Out a Construction Project

April 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Close Out a Construction Project Why would a Contractor, Owner Consultant or Subcontractor need to know best practices for closing out a construction project? The answer is simple - if you can't get it done then you can't reach substantial performance. Getting a project to substantial performance, and then to total performance, are two of the most difficult milestones in the construction industry to achieve. This full day session will discuss how the principals of…

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Construction Law

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - Construction Law In this course, participants will develop an understanding of contract law as it relates to construction and introduces the various CCDC/CCA and other contracts used within the industry. Participants will also learn how the Builders Lien Act works and other legal means to resolve construction disputes and avoid litigation. Date: April 30 - May 1, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Location: VRCA Office, 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver Cost: $650 /…

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June 2020

VRCA – CM-Lean Module 5: Supply Chain & Assembly

June 8 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - CM-Lean Module 5: Supply Chain & Assembly Lean Supply Chain and Assembly is a one-day, instructor-led course that explains the concept of lean supply chain and assembly. Following this course, you will be able to: Differentiate between traditional procurement practices and lean supply chain applications; Identify waste and value-adding activities within the supply chain and assembly; Evaluate the impact of using lean supply chain on waste elimination, continuous flow and site operations pull; Identify strategies…

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VRCA – CM-Lean Modules 6 & 7: Lean in Design & Pre-Construction/Problem Solving

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Vancouver Regional Construction Association, 3636 East 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3 Canada
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Vancouver Regional Construction Association - CM-Lean Modules 6 & 7: Lean in Design & Pre-Construction/Problem Solving Lean Design and Pre-construction is a half-day, instructor-led course that explains the concepts of value-based management, lean in the design process and relational contracting. Following this course, you will be able to: Distinguish between the varying definitions for design. Define value and commonly used methods to maximize it. Discuss waste and commonly used methods to minimize it. Differentiate between traditional project methods and lean…

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