CSC Edmonton Education Courses

PCD, Specifier, CCA, TR course information
September 01, 2024 | By David Watson

CSC Edmonton Chapter is planning to host the following education courses. Please follow the link to Eventbrite for details, or to register.

Principles Of Construction Documentation (PCD) Course (Pre-Requisite): (Fall 2024)

The PCD is an introductory course that will enable the student to have a better understanding of construction documentation (specifications, drawings and schedules), products, bidding procedures and contracts. It is also a prerequisite to all the other CSC education courses. Having the experience and knowledge will give you leverage in the fast paced construction industry. The course will also provide a solid base for future skills acquisition, job efficiency, position advancement, and pay increases in a convenient and easy to follow format.
Course Outline: Construction Process / Production of Construction Documents / Project Delivery and Contract Types / Codes and Standards / Risk and Legal Issues / Building Science / Contract Administration / Communications / Trends in the Construction Industry
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Specifier Course (Fall 2024)

The CSC Specifier course is a comprehensive overview of the construction specification profession in Canada. At the completion of the course, students will have a solid grasp of a specifier’s role, legal issues including contracts, bidding and disputes, writing style used in the profession and how to close out a project. A wide range of professional scenarios are explained, often using real-life examples.

Course Outline: Types of Construction Contracts and Project Delivery Methods / Procurement and Contracting Requirements / Lien Legislation, Bond, Insurance and Dispute Mechanisms / Specification Writing Basics / Specification Writing – Getting Started / Writing From a Master Specification / Writing Original Specification Sections / Product Selection, Research and Assessment / Codes and Standards / Division 01 – Administrative and Procedural Requirements  / Division 01 – Temporary Facilities and Controls / Division 01 – Performance Requirements and Life Cycle Activities / Relationships and Coordination / Specifying Quality and Performance Requirements / Specifying For Special Requirements 
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Construction Contract Administrator (CCA) Course: (Fall 2024)

The course objective is to improve construction contract administration by providing education related to the understanding, administration, and enforcement of conditions of the contract during the bidding and construction phases of the project. Consultants, contractors and others are expected to administer the finer points of a construction contract for the facility owner. In order to do this efficiently, a contract administrator must have a complete and advanced understanding of all aspects of the construction process and its workings.
Course Outline: Construction Process / Construction Documents / Project Delivery / Field Services / Initial Project Procedures / Authority On-Site / Design and Documentation Interpretation / Communication / Standards and Regulatory Influences / Execution of Work / Site Activities / Project Submittals / Meetings and Conferences / Changes In the Work / Contract Law and Dispute Resolution / Insurance and Bonds / Warranties / Bid Change Mechanisms / Certification and Payment / Commissioning / Contract Closeout / Professional Development 
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 Technical Representative (TR) Course: (Fall 2024)

The TR course will provide a better understanding of contract documents and bidding procedures, product representation, professionalism, and ethics, and will provide a new depth of understanding and explanation of concepts beyond what was previously introduced in the PCD course. The course is designed for the individual involved in the supply section of the construction industry such as manufacturer representatives, agents or distributors of products.
Course Outline: Product Selection / Alternative and Substitutions / Legislation and Liability / Product and Material Codes and Standards / Product Data and Information Management / Product Presentation / Providing Technical Assistance / Marketing and Feedback / Product Presentations / Contract Administration and Field Services.
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