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Building Construction - Putting it all Together (May 25)

Building Construction - Putting it all Together (May 25)

May 25, 2023 10:00 AM - June 2, 2023 1:30 PM (MDT)



FOUR 1/2 Day Classes 10:00am - 1:30pm MST

Part 1 - May 25, 2023
Part 2 - May 26, 2023 
Part 3 - June 1, 2023 
Part 4 - June 2, 2023 

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

Construction is a team effort with owners, contractors, architects, and subcontractors performing key functions throughout the lifecycle of a project. This workshop delivers a step-by-step review of the project lifecycle, from initiation through close-out, with specific attention to the unique roles and responsibilities of these stakeholders at each phase of the project.

Project Initiation - Design - Tendering - Pre-Construction - Construction - Project Closeout - Owner Occupancy

Throughout the workshop you will understand the processes and procedures of a construction project and how they all fit together by examining the roles and responsibilities of the primary stakeholders as it all relates to the following:


Introduction to the Industry

  • Construction sectors
  • Stakeholders and their roles in the construction process
  • Different stages of construction from development through design

Project Initiation – The Owner’s Perspective

  • Financial planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Functional programming
  • Design and engineering

The Design Process – The Architect’s Role

Role of the architect through phases of the design process:

  • Pre-design
  • Schematic design
  • Design development
  • Construction documents

The Tendering Process – Owner & Contractor Perspectives

  • Introduction to construction contracts and Canadian tendering law
  • The competitive tendering process and RFP’s
  • General contractor: estimating process
  • Owner: receiving & reviewing tenders

Project Delivery Methods

  • CCDC & CCA contract delivery types
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Lean Construction
  • Subcontracts

Contract Law 

Basics of legal agreements used in construction

  • Contract components
  • Contract examples
  • Typical contract terms & conditions

Pre-construction –General Contractor, Architect & Subcontractor Roles

  • General Contractor: Company organization, organizing the project by creating a Construction Execution Plan, Social Responsibility Plan
  • Architect: reviews agreements, schedules, organizes meetings
  • Subcontractor: Reviews subcontract & scope of work, obtains insurances and bonds

Construction –General Contractor, Architect, Owner & Subcontractor Roles

  • General Contractor: all processes required to execute a construction project including mobilization, changes, monitoring schedule, delays & claims, payment, submittals, project deliverables meetings, testing & inspection, closeout & more
  • Architect: contract administration, changes, submittals, general review, deficiencies & more
  • Owner: Cooperates with GC, payments, meetings, cash allowances, changes & more
  • Subcontractor: mobilization, managing schedule, labour, materials & equipment, payments, changes, quality, deficiencies & more


Post Construction –General Contractor, Architect, Owner & Subcontractor Roles

  • General Contractor: close out of subcontractors, owner and internally, final commissioning & warranty
  • Architect: takeover procedures, commissioning & warranty
  • Owner: own FFE, final payments, warranty and operational readiness
  • Subcontractor: close out of sub-subcontractor & suppliers, reconcile financials with GC, respond to warranty issues



Exclusive to this workshop is a comprehensive 390+ page manual that is used as a reference and guide throughout the sessions. The manual is based on the accumulated knowledge and experience gathered over 40 years in the construction industry. It is a valuable and effective tool that will be your construction knowledge go-to.

Who Should Attend:

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

This workshop is also extremely valuable to those who are new to the country and pursuing a career in construction as well as those who may be newly transitioning into the construction industry.

Virtual Classroom Sessions:

4 sessions of 3.5 hours each


  1. A laptop or desktop computer to access the workshop and participate in the exercises. The computer must have a 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.
  2. 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.

This course is worth 2 Gold Seal credits


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 of 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.


Member $599 (+GST)
Non-Member $749 (+GST)

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May 25, 2023 10:00 AM - June 2, 2023 1:30 PM (MDT)
Part 1 - May 25, 2023 10:00am - 1:30pm MST Part 2 - May 26, 2023 10:00am - 1:30pm MST Part 3 - June 1, 2023 10:00am - 1:30pm MST Part 4 - June 2, 2023 10:00am - 1:30pm MST
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