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CSC Ottawa - Education: Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD)

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John G Cooke & Associates Ltd

17 Fitzgerald Road

#Suite 200

Ottawa, ON K2H 9G1

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Principles of Construction Documentation

Course Schedule

  • January 19, 2019 - 8:30am to 4pm
  • January 26, 2019 - 8:30am to 4pm
  • February 2, 2019 - 8:30am to 4pm
  • Febraury 9, 2019 - 8:30am to 4pm
  • February 16, 2019 - Exam Day

Course Presenters: John Cooke / Jori Toniello / Chris Lance / Charbel Abou-Tayeh

The PCD course is an introductory course that will enable the student to have a better understanding of construction documentation (specifications, drawings and schedules), products, bidding procedures and contracts. It is also prerequisite to all the other CSC education courses.The PCD course is a prerequisite for the Certified Technical Representative (CTR),Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) and Certified Specification Practitioner (CSP) designations from CSC. Successful completion of the PCD may be credited toward the experience component requirements for the Registered Specification Writer (RSW) designation.The course is designed for individuals involved in the construction industry, who at any point in their career are required to produce, read, supply products for, or rely on, the project manual/specification. In other words, it is designed for anyone in construction, whether they work as a designer, consultant, contractor or supplier.The focus is to emphasize the relationship that exists between specifications and drawings, and the role of the industry participants. Contract documents and the project manual have an intrinsic relationship with each other, with standard pre-printed contract documents, and with associated documents; this course explains these relationships.

Module:
  1. Introduction

  2. Construction Process: Players and Roles; Owner Expectations; Budget Process; Project Phases; and the Bidding Process

  3. Production of Construction Documents: The Project Manual; Format Documents; Specifying Methods; Language and Style; Specification Writing, Editing and Co-ordination; and Document Interpretation

  4. Forms of Contract: Contract Delivery

  5. Codes and Standards: Codes and Code Content; Standards and Testing Agencies; Zoning By-Laws and Permits; and Environmental issues

  6. Risk Management Issues: Risk and Liability

  7. Legal Issues: Legal Issues; and Contract Law and Court Decisions

  8. Building Science: Basic Building Principles; Product Evaluation and Selection; Sustainability Issues; and Diagnostic Methods, Non-Destructive Testing

  9. Contract Administration: Authority of the Contract Administrator; Time Management; Submittals, Alternatives and Substitutions; Changes in the Work; The Commissioning Process; and Performance, Termination and Dispute Resolutions

  10. Communications: Communications and Projects on the Internet

  11. Trends in the Construction Industry: The History of Standardizing Construction Information; New Initiatives in Standardization; and Professional Development

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