Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Managing Construction Series: CCDC 14+15 – “Managing the Uniqueness of Design Build” w/ Multi-Disciplinary Trainers
Gold Seal: 5 Credits

IMPORTANT NOTE:

 

This workshop requires full face-to-face interaction and participation from both the instructor and students. In order to attend, you must make sure you have the following:

 

  1. Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This workshop 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. For this reason, you must have a webcam and use a full computer/laptop, and we do not permit students to attend using a tablet or cell phone.
  2. A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.
  3. Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion. *Please note that If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.
Date
Wednesday, September 7th - Friday, September 9th, 2022
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, September 6th, 2022
Event Description

Please note that this is a 9-hour course that takes place over 3 days. Day 1 is September 7, Day 2 is September 8, and Day 3 is September 9. All sessions run from 7:30am - 11:30am.  Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion. There is no opportunity to re-schedule or for a partial refund if a student cannot attend all sessions. 

 

You will receive login instructions from the instructor in advance of the workshop. 

There will a Zoom Orientation session for this class. You will receive login information for this session. 

 

“Innovation, Performance and Trust are the Cornerstones for Design-Build”

 

 

From the Project Owner creating their Statement of Requirements, to the Consultants understanding their unique roles, to the Contractor developing and implementing practices to optimize Design Build performance, all partners need to grasp the nuances of Design-Build. This Workshop will discuss the unique contractual conditions when a Project Owner employs this Project Delivery Method and essential insights for improving your chances of success with Design Build. We will focus on the crucial clauses in the CCDC 14 + 15 contracts and the fundamental elements of Design-Build for project success.  These technical skills, as well as critical insights into the challenges and opportunities from each partners’ perspective, make this Workshop the “sharp arrow you need in your quiver”.

 

  1. In this session, from a team of industry partners’ perspectives, you will: Gain an understanding of the Design Build process
  2. Recognize when to use Design Build as a Project Delivery Method
  3. Learn how to improve your chances of project success with Design Build
  4. Understand the Project Owner's Initial Action Items
  5. Determine how to procure and evaluate Design Build services
  6. Learn the roles and responsibilities of each partner for team success
  7. Become familiar with best practices to optimize Design Build performance
  8. Understand the key clauses in CCDC 14 & 15
  9. Learn the key elements to focus on for project success
  10. Acquire critical insights into the challenges and opportunities with the Design Build Delivery Method
  11. Learn the key drivers to developing a Design Build organization

 

Important Note:

 

This workshop requires full face-to-face interaction and participation from both the instructor and students. In order to attend, you must make sure you have the following:

  1. Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This workshop 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. For this reason, attendees are not permitted to attend via a tablet or cell phone. Webcams (no virtual backgrounds) must be on at all times.
  2. Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
  3. A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program.
  4. Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion. *Please note that if a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.

 

Duration: Three 3-hour sessions (9 Hours) of virtual lessons with an instructor.

 

* Attendance and participation in all three workshop sessions is mandatory for workshop completion. * Please note that if a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees*

 

Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Meeting     

      

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and a digital certificate upon completion.

 

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions.

 

Orientation Session: 1:30 to 2:00 PM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2022

 

Workshop Dates & Times: 7:30 – 11:30 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

  • Day 1: September 7, 2022
  • Day 2: September 8, 2022
  • Day 3: September 9, 2022 

Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites for this session.

 

Who should attend:

 

Understanding the keys to success for construction management is important for all industry partners! This course is most applicable to mid-management personnel who will actively be working on Construction Management projects and administering the contract.

  • General Contractors and Subcontractors:
    • Construction Company Owners/Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Commercial Managers
    • Estimators
    • Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners – Public and Private (including procurement personnel)
  • Third party Project Managers (for the Project Owner)
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Bonding and Insurance specialists

 

INSTRUCTORS:

 

 

Mark Scharf | BA Hons, MHA

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.

 

* Denotes projects completed with other firms

 

Walter Strachan | RSW, PQS (F), CSC (F).

Walter has extensive experience earned through over 40 years in the consulting engineering industry with CBCL Limited. During his career he has served as department manager, project manager, corporate quality manager (ISO 9001), corporate risk manager), principal, director, and Chair of the Board at a major Atlantic Canada based engineering and environmental services company.

 

Upon retirement from CBCL Limited, Walter opened Act 3 Advisory Services, to continue a life-long obsession with all things related to project delivery in the design and construction industry.

Walter’s design and construction interest center around standard practices, project delivery methods, cost planning and control, risk management, and dispute resolution. Those interests resulted in tenures as Chair, Canadian Design Build Institute (CDBI); President, Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS); Chair, Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC); and Board Member, Canadian Construction Association (CCA).  He has also served on several significant Task Teams including MasterFormat; CSC/CSI Uniform Drawing Systems; and the Integrated Delivery (IPD) Task Team.

Walter is the 2021 recipient of the Nova Scotia Consulting Engineers (CENS) Distinguished Service Award.

 

Dean C. Slater | P. Eng., GSC

Dean Slater is a Professional Engineer 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.

 

Since retiring in January 2018, Dean has embarked on new roles as a fundraising volunteer with Wellspring Calgary and the Children’s Cottage Society of Calgary Building Committee.  Due in part to his volunteer efforts, Dean was recognized in 2018 with CCA’s “Person of the Year” award.

 

Roy Timms | P.Eng. (Retired), GSC

Roy’s career in design build construction started about 50 years ago as a student construction labourer and then a superintendent on a small design build renovation project.  Roy is a Professional Engineer who owned a design build company from 1974 to 2019, and a Professional Engineering company for over 30 years.

Roy has served on the Ontario Building Code Commission, is a Past President of the Ontario General Contractors Association, past Chairperson of the Canadian Design Build Institute, the Niagara Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Niagara Industrial Association, as well as other organizations.

Currently Roy acts as an owner’s agent and a strategic advisor to design build contractors.  Roy has experience in private sector industrial, commercial, and retail projects plus municipal work as an owner’s agent and a design builder.  These projects have ranged from small to $32,000,000.

Roy has received many honours, including a Life Membership from the Ontario General Contractors Association, and a Niagara Engineering Award of Merit.

 

 

FACILITATOR:

 

Debbie Hicks, BSc | DSH Consulting - Workshop Facilitator

With a comprehensive and varied education background, 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 representative for the construction of the new Clubhouse for the Kelowna Yacht Club has provided additional perspective. She has been fortunate to work with the Alberta Construction Association to facilitate industry dialogue on “Optimizing the Flow of Money” and “Non-Standard Contract Clauses and their Costs”. Through these experiences, with a lot of passion and enthusiasm, Debbie is able to bring both knowledge and insight into her work and presentations for the construction industry.

Contact & Support

For support or inquiries, please email [email protected] or call 604-298-7795 during regular business hours.

Pricing
All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $649.00
CHBA Northern BC Members $649.00
Merit Members $649.00
Non-Members $849.00
Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
Agenda (Pacific Time)
Day 1    Wednesday Sep 7, 2022
7:30am - 11:30am
Workshop Day 1
Day 2    Thursday Sep 8, 2022
7:30am - 11:30am
Workshop Day 2
Day 3    Friday Sep 9, 2022
7:30am - 11:30am
Workshop Day 3
Additional Information

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  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, cellphones may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
  2. Webcam – (MANDATORY) in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class.
  3. Microphone (MANDATORY)
  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

COURSE REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS, TRANSFERS & REFUNDS:

 

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 ICBA 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.

 

COURSE CANCELLATION BY ICBA:

 

ICBA may have to postpone or cancel webinars due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

 
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