Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) is hosting several workshops across Canada over the next few months, allowing participants to complete their Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD), Construction Contract Administrator (CCA), or Specifier 2 (SP2) in just five days.
The PCD program, which serves as a prerequisite for all other CSC certifications, as well as the SP2 and CCA courses, provides participants with a better understanding of construction documentation—the specifications, drawings, and schedules. The introductory course also delves into products, bidding procedures, and contracts, along with codes, legal issues, risk management, and building science.
PCD workshops will be happening this fall in Richmond, B.C., and Toronto from November 23 to 27. In 2016, the course will be held in Kingston, Ont., from January 18 to 22, and in Fredericton, N.B., from February 29 to March 4.
Developed to support students pursuing a career in construction specification writing, SP2 is designed for those wanting to know more about the preparation and processes needed to produce quality contract documents. It serves as a refresher for the practising specifier, and assists those preparing for the Registered Specification Writer (RSW) program or wishing to become a Certified Specification Practitioner (CSP). Attendees should have a laptop, and be experienced in reading construction drawings/specifications and researching materials and reference standards.
The SP2 workshop will be held next year in Toronto from March 7 to 11.
The CCA course, on the other hand, is designed for those involved in construction administration, from design professionals to building authorities and from property managers to insurance agencies. It is a requirement for the CCCA designation.
These workshops are being offered next year in Red Deer, Alberta, from February 1 to 5, and in Toronto from March 7 to 11.