Construction Industry Training Network (CITN)

Project Delivery Methods – “Know Your Responsibilities!” (Live Online Training)
Tuesday, February 9th - Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Registration Deadline
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
Event Description

Whether you are a Project Owner, Consultant, or Contractor, understanding the many different project delivery options for a particular project is critical to its success. 

Some of the considerations to be taken into account when deciding on and participating in the appropriate project delivery method are:

  • Project’s needs and priorities
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Allocation of risk
  • Team members’ expertise
  • Measurements for success
  • Budget and schedule

When the entire team understands their roles and responsibilities for the project delivery method selected, this understanding can work to build trust, honesty and respect between the participants.

Through a team of multi-discipline trainers, this virtual workshop will discuss the characteristics, risks, benefits and disadvantages of various project delivery methods including:

  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Design-Build
  • Construction Management for Services
  • Construction Management for Services and Construction
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Methods Involving Land, Finance, Operation or Maintenance

Real understanding will be tested by assisting the “client” in determining an appropriate project delivery method.  Through an interactive exercise, the participants will present a proposal to the “client” on why their project delivery method is the best!


Who should attend:

  • General Contractors and Subcontractors:
    • Construction Company Owners/Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Commercial Managers
    • Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners
  • Third Party Project Managers (For the Project Owner)
  • P3 Developers
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bonding and Insurance specialists
  • Lawyers



Three 3-hour half-days


What previous participants said:

“Informative and worthwhile for working professionals to build knowledge.”

“Excellent array of knowledge.”

“Comfortable environment for asking questions and participating in conversations.”


Mark Scharf. Mark recently retired from the University of Calgary where he was responsible for the delivery of capital projects across the organization. The annual workload entailed approximately 400 capital and renovation projects per year with an annual project spend of approximately $150M. During his 12- year tenure as Director, the Project Management Office delivered 9 new buildings including multiple teaching and applied research buildings, major infrastructure renewals, new residence halls and a new main library. Mark was actively engaged with procuring design and construction teams and negotiating and overseeing a wide variety of contracts including Design Build, Construction Management at Risk, Lump Sum and performance-based engagements. Mark brings 30 plus years of public sector experience with both post-secondary and health organizations including the Calgary Health Region and Age Care Senior Communities. Mark takes pride in building strong teams, mentoring the next generation of project professionals and engaging diverse stakeholders in achieving outstanding results.
Elisa Brandts, AAA, OAA, NSAA, FRAIC Stantec, Managing Senior Principal. Elisa is a Senior Principal and the Business Centre Managing Leader for our buildings group in British Columbia. Her role combines active senior team leadership and financial and studio management with managing significant projects, particularly of large-scale alternate delivery scope, IPD and those integrating Lean process.  Elisa’s accomplishments include Eric Hamber Secondary School Replacement Project, Vancouver; Camosun College Alex and Jo Campbell School of Health Sciences, Victoria; Canalta Centre, (2015)*, Medicine Hat, Alberta; Sault Ste. Marie Event Centre, (2006)*,  Sault Ste Marie, Ontario; Youngstown Convocation Center, (2005)*, Youngstown, OH, USA; Rideau Carleton Raceway, (2000)*, Ottawa.
Dean Slater, P. Eng., GSC. Dean Slater is a Professional Engineer and APEGA Life Member with 40 years’ experience in the construction and development industry. He is a Past President of the Calgary Construction Association (CCA) and has held various executive level positions working in General Contracting, Development, and the Alberta Health Services (AHS) project management group.  Dean has worked on many significant projects in Alberta including Calgary’s Petro-Canada (Suncor) Centre, the Olympic Saddledome, the Hyatt Hotel, Telus Convention Centre, SMART Technologies Building, major hospital expansions, and the South Health Campus.  His roles spanned estimating and construction management as both the General Contractor with CANA (Vice-President) and Ledcor Construction, Project Manager on the Smart Technologies Building, and Project Owner’s representative / Vice-President with AHS and Triovest Realty Advisors.  Retiring in January 2018, Dean has embarked on a new role as a fundraising volunteer with Wellspring Calgary – a cancer support group providing programs and education to individuals diagnosed with cancer.  Due in part to his volunteer efforts, Dean was recognized in 2018 with CCA’s “Person of the Year” award.
Art Winslow. Art is proud to be Lean Director at Graham Construction. After completing Canada’s first Lean Hospital project over 10 years ago, Art’s name has become synonymous with the Lean collaborative approach to Design and Construction. As one of only a few certified lean construction instructors, he conducts workshops and teaches lean across Canada and has presented at countless industry-related conferences across North America. Additionally, he is asked to consult at all levels of Government, NGOs and Private firms. Art volunteers his time as a founding and still active board member with the Lean Construction Institute (Canada), sits on the CCDC task force that created the new CCDC 30 (Canada’s IPD Agreement) and supports lean community of practices (COPs) across Canada. Art’s work, to improve and advance the way design and construction is done in Canada for the past 10 years, was recognized by the Canadian Construction Association who presented him with the GC of the Year Award. Art continues to give back to the Lean community and is never too busy to share with those who want to learn more.
Debbie Hicks, B.Sc. DSH Consulting, Kelowna, BC. With a comprehensive education background (Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science, teaching credential, and in progress MBA) learning has been at the core of her career. As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects, engineers and contractors in advocacy and education brings a solid base to her expertise.  In addition, her experience as the owner Rep for the construction of the new Clubhouse for the Kelowna Yacht Club has provided additional perspective. Through these experiences and teaching techniques, Debbie is able to bring both knowledge and interaction to the classroom – an ideal education environment. 
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 $499.00
CITN Member $499.00
ICBA Member $499.00
Non-Member $649.00
Day 1    Tuesday Feb 9, 2021
8:00am - 11:00am
Webinar Day 1
Day 2    Wednesday Feb 10, 2021
8:00am - 11:00am
Webinar Day 2
Day 3    Thursday Feb 11, 2021
8:00am - 11:00am
Webinar Day 3
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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