Upcoming Courses

WCA is Your Source for Industry Education

Check out our Upcoming Courses and register for the dates and topics that fit your schedule.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Let us know. Contact WCA’s Manager of Learning and Development, Peggy Zurkan, at peggy@winnipegconstruction.ca or 204-775-8664 ext. 2248.

 

For a complete look at all courses, check out our Education Program.

We want to hear from you! Contact Peggy Zurkan (204-775-8664 ext. 2248) for anything about WCA Education.


  • February 23, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half day session provides participants with a basic understanding of the application of Section 3.4. Exits of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Code. An understanding of the means of egress requirements (“the ways out of a building”) is fundamental to any code analysis (more…)


  • February 27, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in creating and navigating smart, information-rich document sets from converted Microsoft Office and CAD files? With Bluebeam Revu: Basic, you will learn how to annotate drawings with customizable markup and measurement tools and work on the same 2D and 3D PDFs with project partners in the office or in the field. The (more…)


  • February 28, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This hands-on session will provide you with the knowledge and skills to take plain PDF construction documents and create smart PDFs that give your project team(s) accurate and up-to-date information at all times.   Topics:  Organizing your documents  Creating a navigable drawing set  Managing changes and revisions  Slip sheeting  Navigating and distributing   This session (more…)


  • March 1, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This hands-on session will provide you with the knowledge and skills to accurately estimate construction quantities and costs using Bluebeam Revu.   NOTE: A full understanding of the estimating process is required prior to taking this course. It is recommended that you complete the Estimating for ICI Projects session, which is offered twice a year at (more…)


  • March 2, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

  Building Supervisors in Leaders (BSL) program builds on the previous modules in the Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST) program by introducing more comprehensive leadership skills and complex issues.  The program is intended to propel on-site supervisors into authentic leaders – trusted, genuine, motivated individuals who are mission-driven and consistently generate positive results. This comprehensive (more…)


  • March 5, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Understanding Construction Documents (UCD) will provide you with an overview of the various construction documents and how they work together. The focus of this course will be on understanding how the specifications are organized and why it is important for EVERY trade on the project to review and understand how they impact each trade price. (more…)


  • March 6, 2018 - March 7, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sharpen your financial skills with this two-day interactive training session. Learn the vocabulary required to properly understand financial reports. Participate in financial analyses so you can control overhead costs, produce effective job cost reports, and discover opportunities for improvement. Bridge the knowledge gap for non-financial managers and improve the financial status of your company. Be (more…)


  • March 8, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in controlling and reducing expenses, increasing cash flow, and improving profits? Profitable Contracting covers the essentials of operations and finance for contractors. In this one-day interactive session, you will discover how to recognize problem projects, identify unwanted expenses, increase productivity, and manage overhead expenses – all of which result in a more (more…)


  • March 8, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the (more…)


  • March 9, 2018
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

Gain insight on the anatomy of a construction claim from its origins to its resolution. In this session, you will acquire practical suggestions on how to properly provide notice of a claim and proper documentation of claims. This session will also include all forms of dispute resolution, from negotiation to mediation to arbitration or litigation, (more…)


  • March 9, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the (more…)


  • March 12, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • March 13, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • March 19, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • March 20, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Estimating for ICI Projects course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to estimate construction projects and prepare a successful bid. This 4-day course follows the estimating processes that a general contractor would perform from estimate initiation to submission of a tender bid. Many of the processes presented are performed by bidding sub-contractors. (more…)


  • March 12, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  The Building Supervisors in Leaders (BSL) program builds on the previous modules in the Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST) program by introducing more comprehensive leadership skills and complex issues.  The program is intended to propel on-site supervisors into authentic leaders – trusted, genuine, motivated individuals who are mission-driven and consistently generate positive results. This (more…)


  • March 14, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • March 23, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half day session provides participants with a basic understanding of the application of Subsection 3.2.8. Mezzanines and Openings through Floor Assemblies of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Code. The mezzanine and interconnected floor space requirements of the NBCC can have a major impact (more…)


  • April 4, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in meeting or beating deadlines and reducing costs without sacrificing quality? Do you want to satisfy your customers and your shareholders? Keep pace with the competitive marketplace and learn all about how Lean Construction can help your company decrease waste and become more effective and more efficient. This practical full-day session is (more…)


  • April 10, 2018 - April 12, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

In today’s competitive construction industry, it is important that your team has the proper training and knowledge to succeed in the marketplace. Beyond the work boots, hard hats and heavy machinery, your staff members are the best asset and competitive edge to your company. The Project Management Skills Academy provides project managers, project coordinators and (more…)


  • April 12, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the (more…)


  • April 13, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the (more…)


  • April 13, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

  Building Supervisors in Leaders (BSL) program builds on the previous modules in the Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST) program by introducing more comprehensive leadership skills and complex issues.  The program is intended to propel on-site supervisors into authentic leaders – trusted, genuine, motivated individuals who are mission-driven and consistently generate positive results. This comprehensive program (more…)


  • April 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  Building Supervisors in Leaders (BSL) program builds on the previous modules in the Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST) program by introducing more comprehensive leadership skills and complex issues.  The program is intended to propel on-site supervisors into authentic leaders – trusted, genuine, motivated individuals who are mission-driven and consistently generate positive results. This comprehensive (more…)


  • April 18, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • April 20, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day session will provide you with a basic understanding of the requirements found in Section 3.8. Accessibility of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) applicable to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the NBCC. This session will also focus on Manitoba amendments to the requirements that have been adopted to apply in (more…)


  • April 25, 2018 - April 26, 2018
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Construction Industry Explained Are you new to the construction industry or a longtime employee interested in understanding all the pieces of the industry?   Building Knowledge: The Construction Industry Explained (formerly known as Construction 101) is designed to put the pieces of the construction industry puzzle together. Participants have called this session a master’s course (more…)


  • May 1, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Whether the focus is an email response to a client, a memo to employees, a service report, a job diary, a tweet, or a text, this session will help you craft communications that meet the specific needs of your target audience, achieve your company’s purpose, and convey an image of professionalism. This session will give (more…)


  • May 2, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

In the construction industry, competition is fierce and deadlines are short. Whether you are bidding on a large construction project or describing your renovation services to a commercial client, you need to make the right impression and ensure that your costs are accurate. Once you have won the bid and the project has begun, a (more…)


  • May 3, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

  Building Supervisors in Leaders (BSL) program builds on the previous modules in the Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST) program by introducing more comprehensive leadership skills and complex issues.  The program is intended to propel on-site supervisors into authentic leaders – trusted, genuine, motivated individuals who are mission-driven and consistently generate positive results. This comprehensive (more…)


  • May 11, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half day session covers the City of Winnipeg Building Bylaw, the Manitoba Building Code and the Manitoba Fire Code requirements that pertain to renovations and upgrading of existing buildings in the City of Winnipeg. In addition, the Richardson Report that can be applied to the rehabilitation and change of use of some existing buildings (more…)


  • May 15, 2018 - May 16, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Solid Bidding is the Core of Your Business The Fundamentals of Electrical Estimating: Suderman Course #1 is an intense 2-day hands-on course designed to introduce the basic principles of Electrical estimating and its applications. Your estimates will be done in a systematic way; from start to the final bid price. The forms supplied are easy to (more…)


  • May 16, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • May 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

  Building Supervisors in Leaders (BSL) program builds on the previous modules in the Building Supervisors for Tomorrow (BST) program by introducing more comprehensive leadership skills and complex issues.  The program is intended to propel on-site supervisors into authentic leaders – trusted, genuine, motivated individuals who are mission-driven and consistently generate positive results. This comprehensive program (more…)


  • May 28, 2018 - May 29, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Do your projects wind up taking much longer than planned and costing more than budgeted? Do you need help organizing, managing, and tracking all your projects? In this hands-on, two-day workshop, you will learn how to effectively manage projects by leveraging the power of MS Project. This session was designed to teach you how to (more…)


  • May 30, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Microsoft Excel is Microsoft’s powerful and easy-to-use spreadsheet program, popular for creating spreadsheets, analyzing data, and charting information. This introductory session is intended to help all novice users get up to speed with Microsoft Excel. At the end of this one-day workshop, you will feel more capable and confident using Excel in your everyday role. (more…)


  • May 31, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

In this session, you will learn how to use advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Upon completion of this training, you will be capable of organizing table data, presenting data as charts, and enhancing the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphical objects. Topics: Worksheet Organization: (more…)


  • June 13, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • September 12, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • October 10, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • November 14, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)


  • December 12, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a complimentary webinar on Gold Seal Certification. The Gold Seal Certification program has been the industry’s most trusted, valued and reliable certification for those in management of construction. Gold Seal Certified (GSC) credentials demonstrate your commitment to the profession and your expertise through certifying education, experience and competency. Ever wonder what it (more…)