Construction Industry Training Network (CITN)

Building Construction – Putting it all Together (Live Online Training)
Gold Seal: 4 Credits
Tuesday, November 19th - Wednesday, November 27th, 2024
Registration Deadline
Monday, November 18th, 2024
Event Description

In the dynamic world of construction, every project is a symphony of collaboration, where stakeholders from various disciplines come together to transform vision into reality. From the initial spark of an idea to the final flourish of completion, each phase demands unique expertise, coordination, and foresight.


Throughout our workshop, we will explore how different stakeholders, including project owners, architects, contractors, and subcontractors, play pivotal roles in steering projects towards success. By understanding the nuances of their responsibilities at each stage, we can harness the collective power of collaboration to overcome challenges and achieve excellence.


Join us for an immersive workshop designed to explore the intricacies of construction project management, from initiation to close-out. This workshop will delve into the unique roles and responsibilities of stakeholders at each phase of the project, providing valuable insights and practical strategies for success.


What you will learn:

  1. Introduction to the Industry
  • Explore the various sectors within the ICI construction industry.
  • Understanding the roles of project stakeholders throughout the construction process.
  • Familiarization with the distinct stages of construction, spanning from development to design.
  1. Project Initiation – The Owner’s Perspective
  • Understand the owner’s considerations regarding financial planning.
  • Comprehensive understanding of feasibility studies.
  • Examine the functional programming process.
  • Grasp of fundamental design and engineering principles.
  1. The Design Process – The Architect’s Role
  • Understand the role of the architect through phases of the design process:
    • Pre-design
    • Schematic design
    • Design development
  • Establish the content and requirements for construction documents
  1. The Tendering Process – Owner & Contractor Perspectives
  • Explore construction contracts and Canadian tendering law
  • Learn about the competitive tendering process and RFP’s
  • Gain insight into the general contractor’s estimating process
  • Understand how the owner select the winning tender
  1. Project Delivery Methods
  • Learn about Canadian Construction Document (CCDC) and Canadian Construction Association (CCA) contract delivery types:
    • Stipulated price
    • Design build
    • Construction management
    • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
    • Subcontracts
  1. Contract Law
  • Grasp fundamental concepts of legal agreements commonly utilized in construction projects.
  • Explore the key components of contracts.
  • Examine real-world contract examples.
  • Evaluate standard terms and conditions typically found in contracts.
  1. Pre-construction Phase
  • Gain insight into the distinct roles of the general contractor, architect, owner, and subcontractor in project initiation.
  • Explore the organizational structure of the general contractor company, including the development of a construction execution plan and a social responsibility plan.
  • Understand the architect's duties regarding the review of agreements, schedules, and meeting organization.
  • Learn about the subcontractor's procedures for project initiation, such as subcontract and scope of work reviews, insurance and bond acquisition, and the organization of labor, equipment, and materials.
  1. Construction Phase
  • Gain insights into the general contractor's role during this phase, encompassing all processes necessary for project execution. This includes mobilization, subcontractor management, change and delay management, claims, payment procedures, submittals, project deliverables, meetings, testing and inspection, schedule monitoring, and more.
  • Explore the architect's responsibilities as the contract administrator during this phase. This involves managing changes, submittals, general reviews, deficiencies, and other pertinent tasks.
  • Discover the owner's involvement in collaborating with the general contractor, including aspects such as payment processing, meeting attendance, management of cash allowances and changes, and other related responsibilities.
  • Learn about the subcontractor's activities during mobilization, schedule management, labor and materials coordination, equipment management, payment processes, change management, quality control, addressing deficiencies, and more.
  1. Post Construction
  • Understand the general Contractor's procedures for closing out subcontractors, owners, and internal operations, as well as managing final commissioning and the warranty period.
  • Explore how the architect oversees takeover procedures, commissioning, and the warranty period on behalf of the owner.
  • Gain insight into the owner's management of staff, furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE), final payments, participation in the warranty period, and development of an operational readiness plan.
  • Learn about the subcontractor's process for closing out sub-subcontractors and suppliers, reconciling financials with the general contractor, and addressing warranty issues.

Through interactive discussions and real-world examples, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the construction project lifecycle and the critical roles played by various stakeholders at each stage. Whether you're a project manager, contractor, architect, or owner representative, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and tools to navigate every phase of the construction journey successfully. Join us and embark on a transformative learning experience that will elevate your building construction knowledge to new heights.


Exclusive to this workshop is a comprehensive manual that is used as a reference and guide throughout the sessions. The manual is based on accumulated knowledge gathered over 40 years in the construction industry. It is a valuable and effective tool that will be your construction knowledge go-to.


Who Should Attend: Subcontractors, General Contractors, project managers/coordinators, superintendents, foremen, engineers, Owners, procurement professionals, operations and administration personnel in the construction industry.


Important Note: Computer or laptop a microphone: This course will involve 100% on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses.


Instructor: Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC


Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC is Founder and President of Constructing Minds Inc., a company dedicated to providing relevant and applicable training to the construction industry.


Lee has boots on the ground experience. With over 40 years of construction

management/general contracting experience under her belt she has gained extensive knowledge and a solid foundation in construction practices, processes and procedures in all contract delivery formats in projects valued from $500,000 to $305mil.  Lee knows construction because she has built it.


Lee has been a long serving member on the National Gold Seal Committee, has won the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) “Chancellor’s Award of Excellence” and has earned certificates in “Teaching and Training Adults” and “Instructional Design”.


Lee’s enthusiasm for training and the construction industry makes her a highly informative, interactive, motivated and sought-after Trainer and Consultant for contracting companies from coast to coast.


This workshop is facilitated on the Adobe Connect platform. Access information from the instructor will be provided to you 30 minutes in advance of the orientation and training.

Contact & Support

For support or inquiries, please email or call 604-293-2339.

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration for Webinar
BC Road Builders Member $650.00
CITN Member $650.00
ICBA Member $650.00
Non-Member $850.00
Day 1    Tuesday Nov 19, 2024
9:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Day 1
Day 2    Wednesday Nov 20, 2024
9:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Day 2
Day 3    Thursday Nov 21, 2024
No Course
Day 4    Friday Nov 22, 2024
No Course
Day 5    Saturday Nov 23, 2024
No Course
Day 6    Sunday Nov 24, 2024
No Course
Day 7    Monday Nov 25, 2024
No Course
Day 8    Tuesday Nov 26, 2024
9:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Day 3
Day 9    Wednesday Nov 27, 2024
9:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Day 4
Additional Information


  1. Computer or laptop
    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
    • For a full list of Zoom’s requirements click here
    • Downloading of the Zoom app will ensure a much faster experience
  2. Webcam – in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class
  3. Microphone
  4. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  6. Comfortable chair 
Cancellation &
Refund Policy
Cancellations received at least 5 business days prior to the webinar date will result in a full refund.
Registrants who do not attend/log into a webinar, and/or who do not notify CITN of cancellation at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the webinar. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.
Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the webinar.
CITN may have to postpone or cancel webinars due to insufficient enrolment, in which case CITN's liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.
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