The following e-Learning courses are available:
*NOTE: all pins must be used within THREE YEARS from the date of the purchase.
- New Effective Dispute Resolution on Construction Sites
There are many stakeholders in a construction project of any scale, including architects and engineers that design the project, buyers that create the demand for the project, general contractors that manage the construction of the project and sub-contractors that build the project.
The challenge, is to get everyone in this complex supply chain moving in the same direction from start to finish. Inherently there will be conflict. Whether it is conflict in interpreting contract terms, or conflict because information is just not available, negotiation and dispute resolution is inevitable.
In many industries or even politics, a dispute can be solved by taking a break, pausing and solving the challenge in a matter of time. In construction, that pause becomes very challenging as the project risks being delayed. Negotiation of a resolution often is the solution when time is of the essence, and when negotiation fails, a formal dispute resolution process must take place.
This 4 module e-learning course is comprised of the following:
Module 1 - Introduction and the Basics
Module 2 - Negotiation versus Formal Dispute Resolution
Module 3 - Being a Leader versus an Authority
Module 4 - Tools for Negotiating Success
- Understand the differences between a negotiation versus a formal dispute and what triggers that formality
- Leading your way through a negotiation, by understanding your BATNA
- Discovering your ZOPA
- Negotiating in good faith
- Tools used to build trust
- Understand the difference between active listening versus listening to respond
- Negotiating for a win-win, saving relationships
Who should attend: Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Engineers, Architects and Contract Administrators
This course is Gold Seal certified, 1 credit. The cost of this course is $100+HST
- Construction Project Close-Out
Closing out of a construction project, continues to be one of the most challenging stages for any general contractor or subcontractor. The desire to complete the job successfully, while engaging in securing the next project are often times competing interests. This is true of the entire supply chain; top to bottom.
TCIC has taken time to understand this dilemma, engaged professionals from major contracting firms who work in the industry every day to contribute their expertise. TCIC has built an effective e-learning course designed to give a student tools they can deploy in their daily workflow to increase the chances of success at this crucial time of any construction project. In this course, you will experience 4 modules of learning over 4 hours:
Module 1: Introduction: Understanding the key challenges around project close out
Module 2: Pre Construction Phase: Internal hand over, shop drawings, and personnel requirements needed beginning to end
Module 3: Construction Phase: Clearly understanding your contract, be collaborative with your subcontract and supplier team, to ensure success
Module 4: Post Construction Phase: Warranties and total completion to secure final payment and holdback
Upon completion, participants will be able to identify requirements to meet substantial performance and total performance by definition, understand the contents of Document 100 – a joint consensus paper by the OAA and OGCA surrounding project close-out, commissioning strategies, and of key importance, identifying roadblocks to completion that will result in payment delays.
Who should attend: Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Engineers, Architects, Buyers of Construction/Owners
Testing: A quiz will occur at the end of each Module. A Pass of 75% is required to obtain your certificate of completion.
This course is Gold Seal certified, 1 credit. The cost of this course is $150+HST
- Construction Industry Ethics
Ethical behavior is paramount in the construction industry. By maintaining high ethical standards, and being consistent in our practices, we thrive both personally and professionally. The Construction Industry Ethics course can help your employees navigate the ethical grey areas they face every day.
The Construction Industry Ethics course has been designed to help you understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry. The course contains interactive elements, case studies, practical examples, videos, and a course glossary.
Upon completing this 4 hours course, you will:
- Understand what is included in “ethical behavior”
- Be aware of the importance of ethics in business
- Know how to make ethical decisions
- Recognize ethics in the context of the law
- Understand the direct link between ethics and a company’s success
Who should attend: This course is intended for owner/clients, contractors, supervisors, project managers, etc. who must deal effectively and professionally with employees, sub-trades, owners, clients, engineers, employers, and the public.
The cost of this e-Learning course is $200+HST.
- Construction Law e-Learning Course
This course is designed to teach and familiarize owners, managers, supervisors and project managers with construction contracts and contract law; liabilities and responsibilities of all parties to a Contract, compiling and submitting proper extras and claims, and ways and means for leaders to avoid conflict with contracts, owners, trades, and labour. The cost of this e-Learning course is $150.00 + HST.
- Confined Spaces Safety Awareness
Confined spaces can be hazardous if not approached with an understanding of how to prepare for entry, how to enter and work safely, and what to do if an incidence occurs. This course will introduce you to the types of confined spaces and the associated hazards. You will learn about the activities within a confined space, and codes of practice. Different types of hazard controls are presented including engineering, administrative, and protective equipment. Credits/Certificates
This course has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) to one (1) credit towards Gold Seal Certification upon successful completion of this course. A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.
After successfully completing this course you will be able to:
- Identify the types of confines spaces.
- Recognize the potential confined space hazards.
- Assess and control these hazards.
- Understand your roles and responsibilities prior to entry, while working, and on leaving a confined space.
Structure and Workload: This course consists of 6 modules of approximately 30 minutes duration each, for a total of about 3 hours of self-paced instruction.
The cost of this e-Learning course is $100.00 + HST
- Introduction to Construction Estimating e-Learning Course
Accurate and precise estimating is critical to the financial viability of a construction firm. This course provides an introduction to the field of construction estimating covering all aspects of the production of an accurate estimate.
This training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to visualize the scope and magnitude of a construction project and produce reliable estimates. This is accomplished by reviewing drawings through various phases of a project with the aim of determining the quantity and type of materials required for the project. A final mark of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion for two (2) credits towards Gold Seal Certification. The course is approximately 4 hours in duration. The cost of this e-Learning course is $150.00 + HST.
- Introduction to BIM (Building Information Modeling) e-Learning Course
As an emerging technology, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is generating a lot of buzz in the construction industry. This course provides an overview of how this technology positively impacts the construction process.
As Building Information Modeling (BIM) is adopted by more and more companies in the construction industry, its usefulness has expanded beyond the original design phase activities. This course positions BIM in the context of all phases of construction illustrating how to maximize BIM as a tool for the entire construction team. You will see how BIM fits into the construction workflow. It introduces the BIM philosophy in design, bidding, construction, commissioning, delivery, and as build stages of construction. A certificate is given upon completion for one (1) credit towards Gold Seal Certification. The course duration is approximately 2 hours. The cost of this e-Learning course is $150.00 + HST.
- First Level Supervisor Training Program e-Learning Course
This course offers the critical basic skills and concepts needed to supervise a crew in the residential, institutional, commercial, industrial, and civil construction sectors.
Supervisors play a key role in ensuring the job gets done on time, on budget and safely. This course will introduce you to all aspects of supervision beginning with a discussion of the supervisor’s role and the skills required. Then, the supervision basics are covered: leadership vs. management, due diligence, communication skills, meetings, and handling disagreements and problems.
The course then examines the supervisor’s role with respect to safety, looking at inspections, investigations and training. Human Resource Management comes next, including addressing personal problems and performance issues. The course introduces you to planning and scheduling, followed by productivity and quality, including problem solving for quality outcomes.
The final section teaches you how to lead an effective work team, discussing concepts, motivation and team performance. A final mark of 100% is required for a certificate of completion and five (5) credits toward Gold Seal Certification. The course duration is approximately 14 hours. The cost of this e-Learning course is $400.00 + HST.
- Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST) e-Learning Course
This course has been designed and developed by the construction industry to address heal and safety issues specific to pipeline construction in the oil and gas industry.
Construction safety is not to be taken lightly, and it is something that the pipeline construction industry takes very seriously. This course is intended to familiarize you, the worker, with how to recognize, assess and control hazards on the worksite. It has been designed to complement other safety-related courses offered by the industry. A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. The course duration is approximately 6 hours. The cost of this e-Learning course is $100.00 + HST.
- Construction Project Management e-Learning Course
The information presented in this course will help you to understand what you can do successfully administer projects and will provide you with the necessary tools to help manage a project.
This training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to help you plan and administer projects from start to finish. A final mark of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion and three (3) credits toward Gold Seal Certification. The course duration is approximately 4 hours. The cost of this e-Learning course is $150.00 + HST.
- Communication, Negotiation, Conflict Resolution (CNCR) e-Learning Course
The information presented in this course will help you to improve your communication skil both written and oral, your negotiating skills and conflict resolution abilities alongside co-workers and on the job site every day.
The Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution course has been designed to help improve written, oral and negotiating skills within the construction industry. The course contains interactive elements, case studies, practical examples, a search function, course glossary and reference library. A final mark of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion and two (2) credits toward Gold Seal Certification. The course duration is approximately 4 hours. The cost of this e-Learning course is $150.00 + HST.
- Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace
This course will equip any participants who working in the construction industry to be successful and participate in creating a respectful and inclusive workplace. Discover how a respectful and inclusive workplace can benefit everyone by eliminating discrimination and harassment, and how everyone can create respect through inclusive communication, teamwork, and mentorship. This course uses interactive elements, scenarios, videos, and quizzes to reinforce the learning.
By the end of this course you will:
- Understand industry expectations for respectful and inclusive workplaces
- Know how to lead by example to help create a respectful and inclusive workplace.
- Know how to communicate more effectively with team members of different genders, backgrounds and circumstances.
- Know how to include the perspectives of team members of different genders, backgrounds and circumstances into decision-making and problem-solving.
- Work more effectively in mentorship relationships with team members of different genders, backgrounds and circumstances to transfer trade and workplace knowledge to the next generation.
This e-Learning course is Gold Seal certified, one credit. A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. The cost is $100+HST.
Please click here for a full outline of e-Learning courses. To purchase these on-line courses, please complete the registration form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the course purchase, TCIC will email you a pin number to start e-Learning.
If you have any questions please contact Faith Chen at TCIC at 416-847-9162 or email@example.com.