BuildForce Canada Construction e-Learning Centre:

MCAS is proud to partner with BuildForce Canada and their E-Learning Centre to offer our members access to first-class online courses.  If these courses ar of interested to you, register through Nicole Kelly at the MCAS office and you will be provided with a PIN# to access the course through the e-Learning Centre website.

Introduction to Construction Estimating

$150 + gst

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.  After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the building practices involved in the construction process
  • Consider factors that affect labour and operational costs when preparing estimates
  • Consider the management of materials for an estimate
  • Describe how to maintain systems for managing records
  • Know how to produce accurate and professional estimates
  • Know how to assemble bids and meet bid closure deadlines
  • Explain different types of changes and their impacts on projects

Read full course outline HERE.

Construction Project Management

$150 + gst

The information presented in this course will help you to understand the construction business and what you can do to successfully administer projects while providing you with the necessary tools to help manage a project.  After completing this course, you will:

  • Know how to effectively communicate through listening, writing, and verbal communication.
  • Know how to manage and maintain worksite relationships.
  • Understand what happens at the project procurement stage.
  • Know your roles and responsibilities at each of the following stages: Pre-Construction, Construction, & Close-Out

See full course outline HERE.

Construction Law

$150 + gst

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.  Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the origins of law
  • Understand what a contract is and what makes a contract valid or invalid
  • Understand the roles in the construction industry as they apply to contract law
  • Know the different types of construction contracts
  • Interpret contracts
  • Understand what a custom contract consists of
  • Understand the principles of surety and the different types of bonds that are used
  • Know what type of insurance is required in the construction industry
  • Understand claims, the reasons for claims and the process of making a claim
  • Know the acts and regulations that are relevant to the construction industry

See full course outline HERE.

Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution

$150 + gst

This 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.  Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Overcome communication barriers
  • Communicate clearly using a variety of methods
  • Apply communication skills to lead a meeting
  • Define a conflict
  • Identify the stages of conflict
  • Apply assertiveness techniques to help people understand your point
  • Work with difficult behaviors more effectively
  • Describe the criteria for an effective negotiator
  • Describe how power can be used or abused in negotiation
  • Identify when to close negotiations

See full course outline HERE.

Intro to BIM

$150 + gst

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-built stages of construction.  After completing this course, you will:

  • Know what BIM is
  • Understand the full potential of BIM technology
  • Understand the philosophy behind BIM
  • Be aware of how BIM can assist at all stages of a construction project
  • Appreciate existing and potential new uses for BIM
  • See the value of new technologies such as BIM

See full course outline HERE.

Confined Spaces Safety & Awareness

$100 + gst

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.  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.  Confined space entry procedures, including the rescue plan and evacuation (escape) plan, are explained. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the types of confines spaces
  • Recognize the potential hazards
  • Assess and control the hazards
  • Understand your roles and responsibilities prior to entry, while working and on leaving a confined space

See full course outline HERE.

Construction Industry Ethics

$200 + gst

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 course, you will:

  • Understand what is included in “ethical behaviour”
  • 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

See full course outline HERE.

 

First Level Supervisor Training Program

$400 + gst

This course will introduce you to the supervisor’s role and the skills required, 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, training, and Human Resource management including addressing personal problems and performance issues. The course covers planning and scheduling, productivity, and quality, including problem solving for quality outcomes.  This course will provide you with the tools to help you:

  • Build your supervisory skills
  • Lead a work crew
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the supervisor’s role in safety and due diligence
  • Develop and motivate teams
  • Address performance issues

See full course outline HERE.

Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workspace

$100 + gst

This course looks at 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.

See full course outline HERE.

Pipeline Construction Safety Training

$100 + gst

This course has been designed and developed by the construction industry to address health and safety issues specific to pipeline construction in the oil and gas industry.  After completing this course, you will:

  • Know how to recognize hazards
  • Know how to assess hazards
  • Know how to control hazards
  • Know how to operate a vehicle safely
  • Know how to operate equipment safely
  • Know how to respond to emergencies

See full course outline HERE.

 

 

 

Virtual Training Resources:

Provided by  

 

AO Smith Water Heaters Training Site

Johnwood Training Site

Viessmann Training Webinars

Viessmann You Tube Videos

Tekmar Training Videos

Heatlink Training Videos

Aquatechnik NA

WILO Pumps

 

 

Other Affiliate Training Available:

MCAS Affiliate Members offer training courses and demonstrations that can be brought right to you and your shop. Get hands on training or keep up to date on products by having them come to you. 

 

Mechanical Products Overview Seminar

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

An overview look at the IPEX Mechanical product offering. 

What you will learn:

  • AquaRise
    • Hot & Cold Water Systems
  • System 15 / System XFW DWV Systems
    • Building Code Requirements
    • Firestopping
  • MJ Grey Couplings
  • Drain Guard
    • Double Containment DWV
  • System 636
    • Flue Gas Vent Piping
  • Process Piping Systems
    • Xirtec 140 PVC
    • Corzan CPVC
Location: Your Shop
COST
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: Contact for Details
Length of Course: 45 mins - 1 hour    
To book this course contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

 

System 636 Flue Venting Training 

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION  

This presentation includes an overview of the product line, best practices, and is concluded with a quick quiz for the attendees. 
 

What you will learn:

  • Flue Gas Venting Background
  • Code Issues
  • System 636 Product Offering Overview
  • ULC Requirements in Flue Gas Venting
  • Why PVC?
  • IPEX System 636 Installation Guide Overview
  • IPEX System 636 Solvent Cements and Primers
  • Solvent Cementing Process 
  • IPEX System 636 Quiz
Location: Your Shop
COST
Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: Contact for Details
Length of Course: 45 mins - 1 Hour    
To book this course contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

 

 

AquaRISE Seminar - Domestic Hot & Cold Domestic Potable Water Distribution System 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

An overview look at the IPEX AquaRISE Seminar - Domestic Hot & Cold Domestic Potable Water Distribution System 

What you will learn:

  • AquaRISE Introduction 
  • Product Details
  • AquaRISE Interior Diameter Comparison
  • Applications
  • The AquaRISE Solution and Benefits
  • AquaRISE Flow Comparison
  • Design Considerations
  • Fully Certified//Listed System
Location: Your Shop
COST
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: Contact for Details
Length of Course: 45 mins - 1 hour    
To book this course contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

Solvent Cementing Seminar

 
COURSE DESCRIPTION  

This presentation includes the best practices for Solvent Cementing. It also includes a hands-on portion where attendees are provided the opportunity to solvent cement a PVC pipe and fitting joint, following the best practices reviewed in the presentation. 

  • Solvent Cementing Introduction
  • Solvent Cementing Review
  • The Steps in the Solvent Cementing Process
  • Solvent Cementing Guide Overview
  • Hands-on - Attendees make a solvent cemented joint
Location: Your Shop
COST
Member Price: FREE
Non-Member Price: Contact for Details
Length of Course: 45 mins - 1 Hour    
To book this course contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.