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Posted: July 11, 2018

Construction 101: 2 Days. 8 Modules. 62 Topics.

Vancouver Island Construction Association
Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) | VICA Victoria

What our students say:
  • "Excellent course and highly recommended for buyers in municipal roles."
  • "Fantastic and informative course - great facilitator and guest speakers. Will recommend this course to others!"
  • "Answered my questions about contract documents and improved my project management/coordination skills."

Who should take this course?
Perfect for procurement professionals and buyers, developing leaders, as well as operations and administrative staff. This course has something for everyone – whether you have years of experience or are new to construction. Don't be misled by the '101' - over 30% of our course attendees have 10+ years of industry experience! This course is the industry knowledge boot camp that will support your team's success. 

Course material covers 8 modules and 62 topics including:?

Tendering, Bidding, and Award of Contracts
  • Competitive Bidding
  • The Bid Form and Supplemental Information
  • Calling for Bids and Receiving Bids
  • Contract A
 Format of Contracts
  • Common Features of Construction Contracts
  • Letters of Intents
  • Types of Contracts
  • Relationships between the Parties
Legal Matters
  • Canadian Contract Law
  • Validity of Contracts
  • Mitigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Typical CCDC 2 Contract
Risk Management
  • Bonding
  • Property and Liability Risks
  • Exposure to Loss
  • Wrap up Policies
Construction Documents
  • Invitation to Tender and Bid Documents
  • Blueprints and Technical Specifications

Construction 101 is facilitated by Debbie Hicks, with additional industry experts as special guest speakers.
Debbie Hicks, DSH Consulting. Former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) in BC for 22 years, with a comprehensive education background (Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science, teaching credential, and MBA in progress) learning has always been at the core of Debbie's career. During her time with SICA, she worked with a range of industry stakeholders including the buyers of construction services, architects, engineers, and contractors, coordinating and providing industry advocacy and education. Recent experience as the owner Rep for the construction of Kelowna Yacht Club's new Clubhouse has provided an additional perspective. Debbie's extensive experience in construction industry both as a stakeholder and educator make her uniquely qualified to facilitate Construction 101. She brings knowledge and interaction to the classroom – making this a course you won't want to miss!

Registration & Information:
Register Online: https://www.vicabc.ca/training/find-a-course-course-calendar/?EventId=2818&EventInstance=34044
Phone: 250-388-6471

Date: October 2 - 3, 2018
Event Type: Course
Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
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