shutterstock_102191395 (2)CEC is pleased to be a distributor of eLearning courses offered by BuildForce Canada (www.buildforce.ca).  If you are interested in any of the eLearning courses below please contact CEC to obtain a PIN.

Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

The Canadian construction and maintenance industry is committed to building respectful and inclusive workplaces. Our goal is to enhance your toolkit of career skills and equip you to be successful and participate in creating a respectful and inclusive workplace. This course looks at how a respectful and inclusive workplace can benefit everyone by eliminating discrimination and harassment, and how everyone can create respect through inclusive communication, teamwork, and mentorship. This course uses interactive elements, scenarios, videos, and quizzes to reinforce the learning.

Construction Industry Ethics

Ethical behaviour is paramount in the construction industry. By maintaining high ethical standards, and being consistent in our practices, we thrive both personally and professionally. The Construction Industry Ethics course can help your employees navigate the ethical grey areas they face every day.

The Construction Industry Ethics course has been designed to help you understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry. The course contains interactive elements, case studies, practical examples, videos, and a course glossary.

This course will be mandatory to receive Gold Seal Certification. A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion. (approximately 4 hours to complete)

Introduction to Construction Estimating 

To ensure project success, contractors must be able to provide accurate and professional estimates of costing and materials. This online training course will provide learners with skills and knowledge related to estimating practices, and help them understand the importance of estimates as one of the key first steps in any construction job. The lesson modules cover a wide range of topics, with interactive activities based on real-life field situations to help reinforce the lessons.

Construction Project Management

This training program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to help you plan and administer projects from start to finish. The lesson modules cover a wide range of topics, with interactive activities based on real-life field situations to help reinforce the lessons. This course will teach you how to develop business cases, projects, and manage processes and risks.

Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution 

This course has been designed to help improve written, oral and negotiating skills within the construction industry. By learning how to define a conflict and identify the appropriate stages, participants create opportunities to resolves workplace conflicts by using important communication tactics.

First Level Supervisor Training Program

This course will introduce you to all aspects of supervision beginning with a discussion of the supervisor’s role and the skills required. The course examines the supervisor’s role with respect to safety, inspections and investigations, and human resource management including how to address personal problems and performance issues. The course introduces you to planning and scheduling, productivity and quality, and problem solving. The final section teaches you how to lead an effective work team. The course duration is approximately 17 hours.

Introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing building data in parallel with the life cycle of the building, from design to construction to handover and beyond. It is already industry standard in much of the world and is quickly becoming a standard pro in Canada.

As BIM is adopted by more and more construction companies, its usefulness has expanded beyond the original design phase activities. This course positions BIM in the context of all phases of construction illustrating how to maximize BIM as a tool for the entire construction team. You will see how BIM fits into the construction workflow. It introduces the BIM philosophy in design, bidding, construction, commissioning, delivery, and as-built stages of construction.

Construction Law 

This course is designed to teach and familiarize owners, managers, supervisors and project managers with construction contracts and contract law; liabilities and responsibilities of all parties to a contract, compiling and submitting proper extras and claims, and ways and means for leaders to avoid conflict with contracts, owners, trades, and labour.

Confined Spaces Safety Awareness 

This course will introduce you to the types of confined spaces and the associated hazards. You will learn about the activities within a confined space, and codes of practice. Different types of hazard controls are presented including engineering, administrative and protective equipment.