Month: November 2018

Christmas Holiday Hours 2018

MCA offices will be closed December 24-January 1st and will re-open January 2nd.

On behalf of our office Seasons Greetings!

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COURSE- Construction Law in Calgary January 24th

CONSTRUCTION LAW

Construction owners, managers, estimators, and supervisors will develop an understanding of contract law as it relates to construction and the various CCDC/CCA and other contracts used within the industry. Participants also learn how the Builders Lien Act works and other legal means to resolve construction disputes and avoid litigation.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Canadian legal system and sources of law
  • Be familiar with various legal terms used in contracts
  • Understand the contract responsibilities of various parties
  • Understand the bidding process and contractual obligations
  • Understand the contractual relationship between contractor and sub-contractor
  • Avoid construction disputes and claims from the site level
  • Write RFIs and Change Orders
  • Understand the dispute resolution process – negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation
  • Understand how the “holdback system” works and why
  • Use the Small Claims process to recover debts

Register now http://mca-ab.com/event/course-construction-law-2/

MCA “Legends of the Pipes”

If you want to see a nice history of the MCA and tribute to our “Old Timer’s” that have given so much to our industry please review this slide show.

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MCA Holiday Schedule- November 12

MCA will be closed Monday November 12, 2018 for Remembrance Day

COURSE- Field Scheduling November 22

FIELD SCHEDULING- Who does what when in the field?

The aim of this course is to provide tools for scheduling at the Site and Crew Level. Site Management (Superintendent, General Foremen and Foremen) influence millions of dollars of construction a year. They must ensure that all resources are being used efficiently with minimal waste. Yet often, they receive very little in the way of training on how to plan and schedule field activities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Topics covered:

  • Planning Principles
  • Network Schedules
  • Critical Path
  • Gantt (Bar) Charts
  • Manpower Curves
  • Progressing the Work
  • Productivity and Performance Factors
  • Look-Ahead Schedules

COURSE- Field Productivity Edmonton November 20

FIELD PRODUCTIVITY

Contractor success depends heavily on the field production of tradesmen. This seminar will define Field Productivity, discuss the effects of low Field Productivity and outline approaches to increase Field Productivity.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Field Productivity
  • The Contractor’s Role in improving Productivity
  • The Supervisor’s Role in Improving Field Productivity
  • Labour Productivity
  • Equipment Productivity
  • Factors that Impact Productivity
  • Quantifying Lost Productivity