Category: Events

February 14, 2019: SEMINAR- Lean Construction

Lean Construction:

A Practical Approach to Better Thinking and Habits

Lean Principles is about making positive change for the company, your customers, and yourself.  Specific to the construction industry, this seminar will cover practical ways on how to eliminate waste throughout the entire design and construction process. It is a business philosophy with a focus on providing value through reduced waste, costs, complexity, and improved operational processes.

 LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This session will offer a comprehensive set of strategies for Lean and continuous improvement.  We will explore:

  •  Lean Principles
  • 5S Principles and Practices
  • 7 Common Construction Wastes
  • Lean Project Delivery Methodology
  • Accountability Techniques
  • Implementing Change

Register Here

March 7, 2019: SEMINAR- Cannabis Employer/Employee Rights & Responsibilities

CANNABIS- EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

With cannabis now legal in Canada, organizations and HR professionals need to find answers to troubling questions regarding usage, required policies and procedures, and eventual violation of rules. Employers and employees need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Adam, CPHR, will discuss the myths and reality of cannabis usage in the workplace including:

  • Workplace Readiness
  • Policies and procedures
  • Ad Hoc Cannabis Policy Rollout
  • Human rights v privacy v safety
  • History and updates on Cannabis
  • Types of cannabis products
  • Usage, tolerance and addiction
  • Medical Cannabis v Recreational Cannabis

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COURSE- Comprehensive OH&S Management January 23 & 30 2019

COMPREHENSIVE OH&S MANAGEMENT- Ensuring health and safety are more than a plan

Designed for MCA company owners, senior managers, H&S Managers and supervisors this course will outline why an effective health and safety agenda is good business and key to greater profits.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Compliance to H&S legislation lessens business risk
  • How to assess potential risks
  • How to comply with duty of care and due diligence
  • What is required to deem Supervisors and workers competent
  • Working alone obligations
  • Protect, report and investigate workplace incidents

*This programming has been developed with funding provided by The Alberta Provincial Court ‘Creative Sentencing’ initiative.

Register now: Calgary  Jan 23

Edmonton Jan 30

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/

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

COURSE – Project Management October 29/30

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators, supervisors, and staff. Participants will develop skills and knowledge of how to manage a construction project. Participants will gain an understanding of the project processes and constraints encountered by project managers (using PMBoK 5th Edition approach) and how to successfully manage a complex project. Practical exercise designed for mechanical contractors.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

  • Understand the importance of project planning
  • Use the appropriate CCDC/CCA contract and/or Purchase orders for the project
  • Use risk management tools and mitigate for risk
  • Understand the estimating process
  • Understand the importance of scheduling and use appropriate scheduling tools
  • Understand the components of projects – labour, materials, and overheads – and use of techniques to maximize job profitability and minimize costs
  • Understand Return on Investment (ROI) and how this impacts required project profit margins
  • Understand the contract process from bidding to project close-out

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COURSE- Quality Management October 16

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Clients want the project they are paying for as articulated in their drawings and specifications. An effective Contractor Quality Management system will help build the project right the first time and greatly reduce rework during the construction phase and reduce warranty callouts after Total Performance

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This course is ideal for Construction Supervisors, Project Managers, and Project Coordinators or any other role involved in QM. Topics covered:

  • Obtain basic knowledge in understanding and using an effective performance management system in managing construction projects effectively
  • Detect both positive and negative trends in a timely manner
  • Forecast the Projected Final Cost (Estimate at Completion) using several techniques
  • Make project decisions concerning scope, cost and schedule parameters faster, more effectively and more confidently
  • Learn to avoid the pitfalls of project management by quickly identifying potential project risks and mitigate them as early as possible

 Register here

SEMINAR- Time Management , Meetings & Emails September 13

TIME MANAGEMENT, MEETINGS & EMAILS

We all have the same amount of time in a day, 24 hours. What separates successful, goal achieving professionals from victims of circumstance are the decisions we make every moment on how to leverage the most out of this limited resource.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • This session offers a comprehensive set of strategies for managing time, combating procrastination, and ensuring our habits are aligned with our personal and professional goals. We will explore:
  • Strategic and Systems Thinking
  • Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals & objectives
  • Prioritizing tasks effectively
  •  Improving skills to tackle procrastination
  • Addressing our workspace for efficiency and productivity
  • Exploring A.X.E.D options for maximum productivity
  •  Setting daily habits for better productivity
  •  Investigating strategies to better manage meetings and keep them on track
  • Learning alternatives to in-person meetings
  • Organizing and writing faster more effective emails

Register here 

Western Region MCA Conference 2019- May 30- June 2, 2019

MCA members are now able to book their room block at the Fairmont Banff Springs for the 2019 Western region MCA Conference from May 30-June 2, 2019.

Please call the Fairmont Banff Springs Global Reservations Centre at +1-800-441-1414 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week).

Ensure you identify yourself as being with the MCA conference, or manage your own booking online here. See you there!