Industry Events

MTO - Advanced Issues Resolution, One- Day Refresher (T-131A) and Two-Day Course (T-131) 

**Please note change to dates and delivery method.**

MTO recently made changes to its General Conditions of Contract (GCs) related to the contractors requests and dispute resolution.  These changes were done, in part, to comply with Construction Act changes related to adjudication and took affect on all construction contracts advertised after October 1, 2019

Due to the significance of the changes, MTO has developed a One-day advanced issue resolution refresher course for Contract Administration staff that have previously successfully completed the T-131 training.  The refresher course will be offered via WebEx.  Attending and completing this course by December 31, 2020 is mandatory to maintain previously obtained qualification to act as a Project Manager or Contract Administrator on ministry Capital Construction Contracts.  The cost to take this course will be $160.00.

MTO has also updated the Two-Day T-131 course by incorporating the recent changes to the GCs. It will be offered this Fall (date to be determined) to appropriately experienced Contract Administration staff who have not successfully completed T-131 and who desire to be qualified to act as a Project Manager or Contract Administrator on ministry Capital Construction Contracts.  The cost to take this course will be $320.00.

Please see the below documents for additional information on course outlines and registration.

T-131 – Two-day course outline

T-131 – Two-day course registration form

T-131A – One-day refresher registration outline

T-131A – One-day refresher registration form

 

Matchfield webinar

CEO and Matchfield are offering a free webinar on “Managing Employee Tensions for Resiliency & Results” on June 2nd.

This pandemic is an opportunity for consulting engineering firms to live their values and show true leadership to employees and the industry. Making these critical HR and staff decisions aren't always easy, leaders can become stuck and ineffective when they struggle to navigate conflicting points of view. If your firm's crisis-response decision making is strained, slow, or stuck, this webinar is for you. 

Your host Shannon Brown, from consulting engineering recruitment firm Matchfield, will facilitate a discussion with Tim Arnold, author of the bestselling book, The Power of Healthy Tension. Tim helps leaders get unstuck by providing a simple 4-step plan that allows them to unite their team, have healthy dialogue, and make critical decisions that are aligned with their values. You'll learn how to manage key tensions such as:

  • Being optimistic and realistic
  • Controlling what you can and letting go of what you can’t 
  • Caring for yourself and caring for others 
  • Short term and long term

We will be covering questions such as:

  • How can we keep up employee engagement and morale, without sacrificing productivity?
  • How do we balance doing what's right for the company vs doing what's right for the employees?
  • How do know which HR policies to relax and which ones to uphold during this time? 
 
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern
Where: Webinar

 

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PSMJ Seminar

These business management seminars are offered by ACEC and CEO, in collaboration with PSMJ Resources. Members are invited to attend these valuable training programs at discounted rates.

On February 25-26, 2020, spend two energizing days tearing apart actual proposals to uncover the real secrets of a winning proposal. Learn how to:
• Stand out from the crowd
• Trounce the competition
• Win without cutting our prices
• Make proposals more strategic—not a game of chance
• And so much more!

Course Registration

Osgoode Professional Development Courses

Developed for industry professionals and their advisors, this one-day intensive OsgoodePD program will give you a crucial overview of the new liens regime in Ontario along with practical strategies and tactics that you can immediately put to use when navigating your next lien matter.

 
Construction Liens Under Ontario's New Construction Act: Strategies for Navigating the New Regime – February 20, 2020

https://www.osgoodepd.ca/upcoming_programs/ontarios-new-construction-act-the-essential-legal-guide-to-deconstructing-liens-in-ontario/

 

They lurk on every job you do and – unmanaged – they risk your financial ruin. Learn critical skills, information and best practices to improve your risk management strategy on every project.

Advanced Construction Issues: Construction Project Delay & Impact Claims – March 30, 2020

https://www.osgoodepd.ca/upcoming_programs/advanced-construction-issues-construction-project-delay-impact-claims/  

Engineers Canada Online Course

Engineers Canada partnered with Polytechnique Montréal and to develop a free massive open online course (MOOC) based on our National Guideline on Sustainable Development and Environmental Stewardship for Engineers.

It’s been taken by close to 4,600 people worldwide to great reviews, and uses engineering case studies from across Canada to demonstrate the practical application of the SD and ES principles explained in our national guideline. The course is available at no cost except if you want a Certificate of Completion with successful completion which costs $75. It consists of four modules and takes about 8 hours to complete at your own pace. It includes quizzes and a final exam to evaluate learning outcomes.

Course registration is now open and closes April 20, 2020. The course begins March 18 and must be completed by May 15.

National Guideline

Course Registration

MTO Mandatory Course

MTO has developed a mandatory refresher Advanced Issues Resolution Course for Contract Administration Consulting staff who have previously successfully completed the T131 training. This one-day refresher course has been developed in response to the changes to the Construction Act October 2019.

Attending and completing this course by June 30, 2020 is mandatory to maintain previously obtained qualification to act as a Project Manager or Contract Administrator on ministry Capital Construction Contracts.

The cost to attend is $160 payable in advance by credit card, only.

Course schedule:
  • Central Region – March 24, 25, 2020, 8:30 – 4:30
  • Eastern Region – March 31, April1, 2020, 8:30 – 4:30
  • Western Region – April 21, 22, 2020, 8:30 – 4:30
  • Central Region – April 28, 29, 30, 2020, 8:30 – 4:30
  • North East Region – May 6, 7, 2020, 8:30 – 4:30
  • North West Region – May 12, 13, 2020, 8:30 – 4:30

Please note you must be in full attendance to be considered for successful completion. For all courses listed the registration deadline is 11:59 pm February 26th, 2020.

T131A Outline
T131A Registration Form

 

A two-day course has also been developed for Consultant Contract Administration and MTO Operations staff that have experience with issue resolution and have not yet been successful in the completion this course in the past. It will enhance the knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures required for the effective evaluation of Information and Compensation Requests arising from issues during a Construction project.

Attending and completing this course by June 30, 2020 is mandatory to maintain previously obtained qualification to act as a Project Manager or Contract Administrator on ministry Capital Construction Contracts.

The cost to attend is $320 payable in advance by credit card, only.

Course schedule:
  • Central Region – May 26-27, 2020, 8:30 – 4:30

Please note you must be in full attendance to be considered for successful completion. For all courses listed the registration deadline is 11:59 pm February 26th, 2020.

T131 Outline
T131 Registration Form

 

For further information contact Division Services Office at [email protected].