Cold Weather Construction: Are You Planning Properly?

Fed up with cold temperatures impacting construction? Interested in creating an environment that ensures your project stays productive and financially viable?

To successfully perform winter construction activities, you need to be knowledgeable about the weather and how it will affect construction operations.

This session is intended to provide you with the “whys and hows” of cold weather construction, as well as solid tips on how to be profitable during Canada’s chilly seasons.


  • Cold Weather Costs and Indicators: Cold weather’s impact on efficiency and productivity
  • Frost, Foundations and Earthworks: The impacts of freezing and thawing during construction
  • Cold Weather Concreting: The factors affecting concrete placed in cold weather
  • Curing Blankets, Hoarding, and Temporary Enclosures: Considerations for creating a suitable environment for cold weather construction
  • Fuels and Burners: Heating systems and their operating costs
  • Temporary Heating and Ventilation by Use of Permanent Installations: The risks and rewards
  • Tips and Money Saving Ideas: Helpful hints to reduce costs and problems


This session is ideal for… Estimators, Supervisors, Project Coordinators, and Project Managers working for a general or trade contractor.




1 Gold Seal Credit


Facilitator: Jason Wedholm, Senior Site Superintendent, Clark Builders

Jason WedholmJason is a results oriented, skilled professional with a solid 14 years of supervisory background and experience working on projects throughout Alberta and British Columbia. His background includes construction on public use facilities, law enforcement headquarters, and large scale commercial projects. Jason combines highly effective subcontractor and supplier negotiating skills with the ability to ensure all projects are finished within budget and meet the deadline and project milestones.

  • September 27, 2016
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

1447 Waverley St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 0P7