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Construction 101

Courses, Gold Seal Certified Course, Root, Training, Vancouver
Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:00 AM - Friday, October 13, 2017 4:30 PM
VRCA Vancouver
3636 E. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
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Don’t let the name “101” fool you! This course is intended for both new and experienced members of the construction industry. Participants will receive an introduction to the industry and learn about roles, responsibilities, construction documents, risk management, legal matters, project management, tendering, bidding and contracts.

Format: Two day (16 hours) of in-class instruction, plus an open book, take-home exam to be completed after the in-class course. The take home exam consists of 25 questions and will be based on the material covered in class. Attendees will have 2 weeks to submit their completed exam via email.


This course has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) for two (2) credits towards Gold Seal certification for in-class attendance and successful completion of an open-book final exam. 

     This course has been approved by BC Housing Licensing and Consumer Services (formerly Homeowners Protection Office) for sixteen (16) Group A and fourteen (14) Group B points towards Continued  Professional Development (CPD) for in-class attendance and successful completion of an open-book final exam.


New employees, those in administrative or support roles, or anyone looking to get a broader understanding of the construction industry as a whole.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the different players/roles in the construction industry and understand how they work together
  • Understand construction terminology, contracts, and procurement methods
  • Understand basic legal principles, bonding and construction insurance 
  • Understand how to better assist the management team
  • Identify and utilize resources available to your company 


Debbie Hicks, B.Sc. DSH Consulting, Kelowna, BC. With a comprehensive education background (Diploma in Business Administration, Bachelors of Science, teaching credential, and in progress MBA) learning has been at the core of her career.   As former President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in BC for 22 years, liaising with the buyers of construction services, architects, engineers and contractors in advocacy and education brings a solid base to her expertise.  In addition, her experience as the owner Rep for the construction of the new Clubhouse for the Kelowna Yacht Club has provided additional perspective. Through these experiences and teaching techniques, Debbie is able to bring both knowledge and interaction to the classroom – an ideal education environment. 

Fee Includes: A comprehensive 'Construction 101' binder accompanied by a guide on the Builders' Lien Act, digital certificate upon completion, complimentary Wi-Fi access, lunch and free parking.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy: Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted.


Non-Members $495.00
VRCA Member $395.00
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Vancouver - 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5M 1M3
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