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.


  • August 22, 2018
    9:00 am - 10:30 am

This session will introduce you to all aspects of BUILDWORKS and BUILDCAST and will cover installation, project lists, plan viewing, spec and addenda, online booking, document searching, running bulletins, keyword search and self bidding. Receive instruction on the Plan Viewer, which features measuring and counting tools, printing options and tricks. This session will also show (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…)


  • September 25, 2018 - September 26, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 2 is an in-depth two-day hands-on course that provides the participant with the opportunity to learn advance electrical estimating techniques for systems, distribution, service equipment, motor power and control.   Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 is a prerequisite. Labour manual and scale previously provided in Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 to be (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…)


  • October 12, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This session will provide you with an understanding of the application of Subsection 3.2.2. Size and Construction Relative to Occupancy of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Code. This is the starting point of any Code analysis and is reflected by the City of Winnipeg (more…)


  • October 15, 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…)


  • October 18, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Construction supervisors often play a key role in ensuring human resource regulations, policies and practices are applied fairly and consistently on the work site. To do so, supervisors need to interpret and apply human resource management policies and practices as defined by the company and/or by the industry. The Human Resource Practices module is intended (more…)


  • October 22, 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…)


  • October 23, 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…)


  • October 24, 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…)


  • October 25, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

This hands-on session will provide you with the skills to implement a project specific quality control program in your organization using Bluebeam Revu.   Topics: Creating QC Plans Creating Deficiency Tool Sets Statuses for Deficiency Management Capture Deficiency Inspections Deficiency Reporting PDF Forms     This session is ideal for: Primarily for Architects, Engineers, & General (more…)


  • October 26, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Need a review of commonly used construction contracts? This is your opportunity to get a refresher on the CCDC 2, 5A/B, 14 and an introduction to the new CCDC 30.  This session will highlight some of the typical provisions contained in construction contracts and examine how different risks are allocated throughout a contract. This session (more…)


  • October 29, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • October 30, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • November 5, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • November 6, 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…)


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

Construction supervisors must be reasonably familiar with the overall project, and very familiar with their portion of the project in order to lead their crew efficiently and effectively.  The planning horizon may vary from one day ahead to a few weeks ahead, depending on the size and complexity of the project. Once work is planned, (more…)


  • November 7, 2018
    8:00 am - 11:30 am

Fixing defects costs you time and money. As an electrical inspector, Virginia Pohler saw contractors make the same costly defects time and time again. It wasn’t because they were bad contractors or electricians, in fact it was rare that a contractor would intentionally do a non-compliant installation. Instead, it was a result of “training failures,” (more…)


  • November 7, 2018
    12:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Do you install or design electrical equipment for use in an explosive gas or dust environment? Over the past 20 years, changes in the electrical code related to hazardous locations have lead to confusion about the requirements for new installations and the upgrades and maintenance in existing installations. This course clarifies the difference in the (more…)


  • November 8, 2018
    8:00 am - 11:30 am

Are you sizing your conductors properly? Just because you aren’t getting defects doesn’t mean you understand the rules around selecting and sizing your conductors. In fact, many contractors and designers oversize their conductors, and while code compliant, it adds cost and reduces potential profit. This course will teach you the difference between conductor size and (more…)


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

Are you eager to involve employees as much as possible in your own performance management? Coaching gives supervisors the skills to reinforce good performance and address poor  performance. Coaching is tough on the problem but not tough on the person and that is why it works. Coaching Skills for Supervisors will help you build the skills (more…)


  • November 14, 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…)


  • 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…)


  • November 15, 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…)


  • November 16, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half day session provides participants with a basic understanding of the application of Subsection 3.2.3. Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Code. The application of Subsection 3.2.3. Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection is one of the first steps (more…)


  • November 21, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Part 1: Effective Meetings in Construction Construction supervisors both attend and lead meetings.  As meeting participants, effective supervisors need to be well prepared, and willing and able to offer constructive input. As effective meeting leaders, supervisors need to be able to plan and conduct well organized meetings that will achieve specific objectives. This (more…)


  • November 21, 2018
    12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

As a construction supervisor, building strong teams is critical to achieving project goals. Crews that identify as a team recognize the benefit of teamwork and of contributing to the team’s goals. Supervisors who are strong team leaders can develop their crews into a high performance team – that is, a team that provides its products (more…)


  • November 23, 2018
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

Understanding the purpose and function of the Manitoba Builders’ Liens Act is a valuable asset in the construction industry. Be at the forefront of this topic as we discuss the types of construction activity which create lien rights, the process and procedure of registering a lien claim, enforcement of lien claims, the proper administration of (more…)


  • November 28, 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…)


  • November 29, 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…)


  • December 7, 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…)


  • December 11, 2018 - December 12, 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? Construction 101: Building Knowledge is designed to put the pieces of the construction industry puzzle together. Participants have called this session a master’s course in construction because of the vast and (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…)


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

What does it take to be on the winning team?   If you’ve ever wanted to sit across the table from experts in the field, then this session is for you. Whether you are the owner with a project request, the design consultant creating, reviewing or participating in the process, the general contractor responding or (more…)


  • December 14, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Be ready for your CM-Lean exam on Monday, December 17! This half-day session provides a comprehensive review of all 7 modules of the Lean Construction Education Program.  We will cover the critical topics of each module and review dozens of example questions to ensure you are well prepared for the CM-Lean exam. Facilitator: Jim Johnston (more…)


  • Morning Session
    December 17, 2018
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Winnipeg Construction Association is pleased to provide you with the opportunity to locally achieve your AGC Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-Lean).   The CM-Lean denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program.  You must have completed all seven units of (more…)


  • January 11, 2019
    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…)


  • January 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

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


  • January 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Is proper detailed planning becoming a lost art in the construction industry? This course aims to reverse that trend by providing foremen with a strong model that will improve their crew’s performance and the company’s bottom line. You’ll be taken through a back-to-basics approach to site and task planning that can be applied to any (more…)


  • January 29, 2019 - January 31, 2019
    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…)


  • February 8, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day session will provide you with a basic understanding of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) requirements for wall, floor and ceiling assemblies to be constructed as fire separations with a required fire-resistance rating.   For more information: Building Code 2018-19 Schedule   A light breakfast will be served.   This session is ideal (more…)


  • February 22, 2019
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

This session will cover the law of bidding and tendering, current issues, and best practices. Topics include the forms and terms of tenders, bid security, bid depositories, and court decisions that have affected the process.   For more information about the series of Construction Law sessions: Construction Law Breakfast Series 2018-2019   The session is ideal for: Management, (more…)


  • February 26, 2019 - February 27, 2019
    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…)


  • March 5, 2019
    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 6, 2019 - March 7, 2019
    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, 2019
    8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This half-day session will provide you with a basic understanding of the 2015 National Fire Code of Canada (NFC) requirements for fire department access to buildings, maintenance of fire protection systems and the storage and handling of dangerous goods in buildings.   For more information: Building Code 2018-19 Schedule   A light breakfast will be served. (more…)


  • March 15, 2019
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

You’ve done the work but haven’t been paid. Now what? This session will cover how to collect on unpaid debts. We will discuss how to pick a successful claim, quantifying damages, avoiding limitation period problems, navigating small claims court, and enforcing a judgment (seizing land, bank accounts, wages, personal property, etc.).   For more information (more…)


  • April 9, 2019 - April 10, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 2 is an in-depth two-day hands-on course that provides the participant with the opportunity to learn advance electrical estimating techniques for systems, distribution, service equipment, motor power and control.   Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 is a prerequisite. Labour manual and scale previously provided in Suderman Electrical Estimating Course 1 to be (more…)


  • April 12, 2019
    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 10, 2019
    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…)