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NEW - Construction 101 and Beyond - VILT

This course is mandatory for the "Foreman" Gold Seal designation!

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To avoid gathering in groups and non-essential travel, please join our virtual classroom using Zoom to enjoy an instructor led, complete and interactive learning experience, from the office or comfort of your own home.  

Looking to expand your knowledge of the Canadian construction industry?  This course is the industry knowledge boot camp that will examine every step of the industry.  

Don't be misled by the '101' – whether you're an industry novice or seasoned veteran this course has something for everyone!  Perfect for procurement professionals and buyers, developing leaders, as well as operations and administrative staff.  Learn how you can help your company be more efficient and effective!!!

Created by the industry and for the industry, this course was developed by CCA to break down the complexity of the industry. You’ll get valuable insight into the various industry stakeholders and their roles/responsibilities, construction documents and contracts, risk management, construction law, bidding and tendering, and more!

Topics include:

  • Introduction to construction industry
  • Major steps in a construction project
  • Risk management
  • Bid documents
  • Contract law
  • Bidding
  • Receiving bids and award of contract
  • Format of contracts and contract clauses
  • Project start up to close out

9 modules and 166 on Construction 101 for a detailed course outline!  

Course Format:

Live, Online, Instructor-led training, with a class size of 16 students.

Three (3) morning sessions (four hours each) over three days:

  • Day 1: Tuesday, April 13: 8:00am-12:30pm
  • Day 2: Wednesday, April 14: 8:00am-12:30pm
  • Day 3: Thursday, April 15: 8:00am-12:30pm

This course is delivered by industry experts over three days and includes an open book exam using the Construction 101 and Beyond binder.  The final exam is to be submitted by email to 5 business days after course completion. The exam consists of 31 questions and will be be based on the material presented in both the binder and course.  

Attendance and participation in all three sessions is mandatory for course completion.

Course Requirements: 

  • Computer with reliable internet access
  • Webcam, speakers and microphone
  • Course materials 
  • Pen and paper

Course Credits: 

  • 4 CCA Gold Seal Credits
  • TBD - BC Housing CPD points


Course Credits Information
Gold Seal Credits:
Other Credits:
TBD - BC Housing CPD points
Course Certificates

Upon successful completion of the open-book final exam you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion.

Course Instructor Information

Industry Expert Presenters:

Guest Speaker - TBD

  • Introduction to the Construction Industry

Terry Brown - STBR Consulting Ltd.. 

  • Major Steps in a Construction Project 
  • Format of Contracts and Contract Clauses
  • Project Start Up to Close Out

Angela McKerlich - Capri Insurance Ltd. 

  • Risk Management

Nathan McDermid - PIHL Law Corporation

  • Contract Law

Don Schuster - Forma Construction Ltd. 

  • Bid Documents
  • Bidding
  • ​Receiving Bids and Award of Contracts 
Course Contact Information

Leanne Hendrickson
Education Services Coordinator

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