Building Construction – Putting it all Together

Every road that you drive on, every school that you attend, every house that you live in and every hospital that you receive care at was designed and built by the people in the construction industry.

The Canadian construction industry is an exciting and fast paced environment that involves numerous stakeholders including owners, consultants, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, and suppliers as well as those in the insurance, finance and inspection sectors.

This comprehensive workshop explores the complexity of the building construction industry by examining a project’s life cycle. You will participate in hands-on activities and examine every stage of the construction project process including the roles and responsibilities of the project stakeholders and how it all fits together – from design concept to owner occupancy.

Whether you are new to the industry or have many years of construction experience under your tool belt, if you are administrative staff, operations, or site staff, or if you support the industry as an allied professional, this workshop provides a foundational approach to understanding the building construction industry.

The course is worth 2 Gold Seal Credits

Building Construction – Putting it all Together will help you understand:

  • Project Initiation & Design
  • Tendering, bidding and contract award
  • Construction Documents
  • Contract Law
  • Project Delivery Methods
  • Risk Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Closeout

CCA Member $599 (+GST) Non-Member $699 (+GST)

November 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021 - 2PM - 5:30PM

4 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

February 2, 3, 9, 10, 2022 - 10AM - 1:30PM

4 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Additional Details

Project Initiation & Design

  • Preliminary assessment of budget and funding
  • Developing the functional program and design

Tendering, bidding and contract award

  • Competitive bidding process
  • Tendering law in Canada
  • How an estimate is developed
  • Tender submission, opening, award

Construction Documents

  • Types of contract delivery methods
  • Typical CCDC contracts
  • Drawings and specifications

Contract Law

  • Provincial lien act
  • Breach of contract
  • Construction law case studies
  • Common contract terms and conditions

Project Delivery Methods

  • CCDC contract delivery types
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

Risk Management

  • Bonds and insurance
  • Delays
  • Dispute resolution
  • Changes to the contract

Project Management

  • Construction execution plan
  • Subcontractor and supplier procurement
  • Scope of work
  • Permits
  • Schedules
  • Budget management

Project Closeout

  • Project closeout submittals
  • Occupancy
  • Substantial Performance
  • Building turnover
  • Wrapping up a project
  • Warranties

Subcontractors, general contractors, project managers/coordinators, superintendents, foremen, engineers, owners, procurement professionals, operations and administration personnel in the construction industry.

This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.

Lee Kelly, M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC, Constructing Minds Inc. | President

Lee knows construction because she has built it. With over 30 years of construction management/General Contracting experience under her belt she has extensive knowledge of construction practices, processes and procedures in all contract delivery formats. Lee is a long serving member on the National Gold Seal Committee, and the winner of the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) “Chancellor’s Award of Excellence.” Her enthusiasm for training makes her a highly informative, interactive, motivated and sought-after trainer.

  • A laptop or desktop computer to access the workshop and participate in the exercises. The computer must have microphone and speaker capability to participate.  It is highly suggested to use headphones plugged into the computer so that the audio connection with the workshop is clear and background noise is kept to a minimum. A camera is not required.
  • All participants will be required to download this link: Windows:  OR for Mac: . Please note: if you have previously downloaded Adobe Connect, please use this link to download the updated version. This link will also be provided in the “welcome” email sent to all participants.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.