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Construction 101

Newly Updated in 2020! Created by the industry, for the industry, Construction 101 was developed by the Canadian Construction Association to give participants an opportunity to see how different pieces in the construction industry fit together. Don’t be misled by the ‘101’ — over 30% of our course attendees have 10+ years of industry experience!

Who Should Take Construction 101?

This course has something for everyone, whether you have years of experience or are new to the industry. Perfect for procurement professionals and buyers, developing leaders, as well as operations and administrative staff, this is the industry knowledge bootcamp that will support your team’s success! There’s a reason it sells out time and time again….

What Will You Learn?

This two-day comprehensive course will give you valuable insight into the various industry stakeholders, including their roles and responsibilities, construction documents and contracts, risk management, construction law, bidding and tendering, project management, and more!

What Our Students Say:

  • “Incredible information and should be taken by all in the construction industry. The knowledge gained from this course is beyond doubt the best!”
  • “Excellent course and highly recommended for buyers in municipal roles.”
  • “I gained a lot of knowledge from this course and grew my network in Victoria!”

Course Materials

Course fee includes shipping* over $200 of hard-copy student materials directly to students, including:

  • Construction 101 Student Manual with detailed material developed exclusively for the construction industry by the CCA
  • VICA’s custom bonus manual containing:
    • Full example copies of selected CCA/CCDC contracts:
      • CCA 1: Stipulated Price Subcontract
      • CCDC 2: Stipulated Price Contract
      • CCDC 5A: Construction Management Contract – for Services
      • CCDC 5B: Construction Management Contract – for Services and Construction
      • Builders Lien Act Guide
  • *Please note: Some remote and remote/rural areas are subject to additional courier costs and you will be required to pay an additional $75 fee for delivery of your course materials. We will get in touch with you if this is the case. 

Course Format

  • Live, Online, Instructor-led training (via Zoom), with a class size of 12-16 students.
  • Four (4) morning sessions (four hours each) over four days, from 8:00am-12:15pm *Please note, effective December 2020, we have added an additional 15 minutes to each course day, with sessions ending at 12:15pm daily, instead of12:00pm. 

Upcoming Sessions

Construction 101 is delivered in partnership between your local construction associations on Vancouver Island (VICA) & the Lower Mainland (VRCA) and you’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.