Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Building Construction – Putting it all Together (Live Online Training)
Gold Seal: 2 Credits * BC Housing: 14 CPD Points
Wednesday, February 2nd - Thursday, February 10th, 2022
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
Event Description

Whether you are new to the industry or have many years of construction experience under your tool belt, or you are administrative staff, operations or site staff, or if you support the industry as an allied professional, this workshop provides a foundational approach to understanding the construction industry.


This comprehensive workshop explores the complexity of the building construction industry by examining a project’s life cycle. You will participate in hands-on activities and examine every stage of the construction project process – from design to Owner occupancy:


1. Design

2. Tendering

3. Pre-Construction

4. Procurement

5. Construction

6. Project Closeout

7.Owner Occupancy


Throughout the workshop you will understand how the pieces of a construction project all fit together and will gain valuable insight into the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders as it all relates to the following:


Project Initiation & Design

  • Preliminary assessment of budget and funding
  • Developing the functional program and design

Tendering, bidding and contract award

  • Competitive bidding process
  • Tendering law in Canada
  • How an estimate is developed
  • Tender submission and opening

Construction Documents

  • Types of contract delivery methods
  • Typical CCDC contracts
  • Drawings and specifications

Contract Law

  • Provincial lien act
  • Breach of contract
  • Construction law case studies
  • Common contract terms and conditions

Project Delivery Methods

  • CCDC contract delivery types
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
  • Lean Construction

Risk Management

  • Bonds and insurance
  • Delays
  • Dispute resolution
  • Changes to the contract

Project Management

  • Construction execution plan
  • Subcontractor and supplier procurement
  • Scope of work
  • Permits
  • Schedules
  • Budget

Project Closeout

  • Project closeout submittals
  • Occupancy
  • Substantial Performance
  • Building turnover
  • Wrapping up a project
  • Warranties

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 with 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.


Four (4) morning sessions (3.5 hours each) over 4 days

  • Day 1: February 2, 2022 - 9:00am -12:30pm PST
  • Day 2: February 3, 2022 9:00am -12:30pm PST
  • Day 3: February 9, 2022 9:00am -12:30pm PST
  • Day 4: February 10, 2022 9:00am -12:30pm PST

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

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or for more information.

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Members $599.00
Merit Members $599.00
Non-Members $699.00
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 Feb 2, 2022
9:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Day 1
Day 2    Thursday Feb 3, 2022
9:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Day 2
Day 3    Friday Feb 4, 2022
No Session
Day 4    Saturday Feb 5, 2022
No Session
Day 5    Sunday Feb 6, 2022
No Session
Day 6    Monday Feb 7, 2022
No Session
Day 7    Tuesday Feb 8, 2022
No Session
Day 8    Wednesday Feb 9, 2022
9:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Day 3
Day 9    Thursday Feb 10, 2022
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 may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
  2. Microphone - This is mandatory!
  3. Headphones - This is 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



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, transfers, or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the webinar.




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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