MTO Courses

2021 MTO COURSE DATES

Given the current climate of COVID-19, ACEC-Ontario has made the decision that ALL 2021 MTO courses will be delivered online in 2021. The health and safety of our instructors and participants is of the upmost importance, considering the uncertain environment, changing guidelines and participants comfort level the decision has been made to switch to a virtual platform and to adjust the timelines to accommodate for this education setting.

 

New 2021 Online Structure

Initially dates proposed were Highway Construction Contract Administration – January 11-15, 2021 and Inspection – February 1-5, 2021, with the shift to online we will be we have decided participants will have 4 hours of virtual classroom time a day, for 8 days, starting at 10:00 AM finishing at 3:00 PM. This includes an hour lunch break from 12:00-1:00 PM. The exam taking place on the 9th day. The final exam will be open book and you will have up to 4 hours to complete the exam, the same as it in the in-person class setting. Participants will have the exams emailed to them at 8:00 AM the day of the exam and will be expected to have their finished exam emailed back to the instructors by 12:00 PM the same day.

Due to the fluidity of circumstances around COVID-19 and public health guidelines our cancellation policy will reflect changes this year. Please read computer requirements before registering.

Highway Construction Inspection

This course is intended for personnel at the junior inspector level, with 1-2 years of field experience, who want to advance to the senior inspector level or for contract administration personnel who wish to enhance their understanding of the contract inspection and administration process. MTO construction personnel with responsibilities for consultant assignments will also benefit from this course. With appropriate field experience, this course is approved to meet part of the criteria of the MTO/OACETT Road Construction Senior Inspector (RCSI) designation. This course is a prerequisite for Contract Administration course.

 

Topics

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • OHSA - Site Safety and the Constructor Issue

  • Pre-Construction Activities

  • Traffic Control and Construction Signing

  • Construction Survey

  • Grading, Drainage and Granular Inspection

  • Documentation and Diary Keeping

  • Hot Mix Paving Inspection

  • Payment Verification

  • Concrete and Structural Inspection

  • Contractor QC - QVE

  • Post Construction Activities

  • Construction Administration and Inspection Task Manual

 

Contract Administration

This course will prepare consulting engineering personnel for the role of Contract Administrator and is also intended for MTO personnel with responsibilities for consultant assignments. With appropriate field experience, this course is approved to meet part of the criteria of the MTO/OACETT Road Construction Contract Administrator (RCCA) designation.

Topics

  •  Roles and Responsibilities

  • Payment Verification and Contract Changes

  • Pre-Construction Activities

  • Contractor QC - QVE

  • The Constructor Issue

  • Hot Mix Paving

  • Construction Signing and Traffic Control

  • Concrete and Structures

  • Contract Types and Duration

  • Substantial Performance and Completion

  • Aggregates

  • Post Construction Activities

Pre-requisite

Highway Construction Inspection course. Participants are eligible for 10 OACETT points upon successful completion of the course.

 

Road Construction Contract Administration Recertification Course

Please note: Due to COVID-19 the RCCA Course for 2021 will take place virtually.

This course is designed to update consulting engineering personnel on changes in policies and procedures, as well as administration and inspection procedural clarifications relevant to MTO Contract Administration Assignment. This course is also relevant for MTO personnel with responsibilities for consultant assignments and contractors.

This course is aimed at road construction contract administrators and is a requirement to maintain your RCCA designation. All OACETT members with the RCCA designation are required to complete the Road Construction Contract Administrator Recertification course every three years.

Topics

  • New Specifications, Policies and Procedures

  • Environmental Protection Concerns

  • Consultant Liability

  • Health and Safety on the Work Site

  • Change Orders – When and Why?

  • Clarification on Administration Issues

  • Other Topics from MTO, CEO and OACETT

 

Who should be signing up for MTO courses?

MTO courses are for a range of audiences. Junior Inspectors, with 1-2 years of field experience are able to register for Highways Construction Inspection (HCI). In addition, Contract Administrators and MTO personnel with responsibilities for consultant assignments are encouraged to further their skills through this training. Consulting Engineers that are preparing for the role of Contract Administrator are also recommended to enroll. 

 

Can I take Contract Administration before I take Highway Construction Inspection?

Anyone pursuing their OACETT road designation must take the Highway Construction Inspection course before they are able to take the Contract Administration course. If you are not pursing the OACETT road construction designation, you are eligible to take both courses in the same year. 

Further questions regarding the OACETT road construction designation need to be directed to Hala Maski ([email protected]) at OACETT.

What skills will the courses cover?

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION will cover subject areas such as:

  • The Contractor Issue
  • Construction Signing and Traffic Control
  • Contract Types and Duration
  • Aggregates
  • Payment Verification
  • Contractor QC-QVE
  • Hot Mix Paving
  • Concrete and Structures

 

HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION will cover subject areas such as:

  • Construction Survey
  • Documentation and Diary Keeping
  • Payment Verification
  • Contractor QC-QVE
  • Construction Administration and Inspection Task Manual
  • OHSA – Site Safety and the Constructor Issue
  • Traffic Controls ad Signing
  • Grading, Drainage, and Granular Inspection

 

ROAD CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT ADMINISRATION RECERTIFICATION will cover the following topics such as:

  • Consultant Liability
  • Change Orders
  • Environmental Protection Concerns
  • Health and Safety
  • New Specifications, Polices, and Procedure

 

When does registration open and what is the cost?

RCCA

Registration is now available, please visit here to see the available sessions.  The cost for the 2021 RCCA course is $465 + HST.  Please note these sessions are all being run via Zoom Webinar.

Contract Administration - Special 2021 Online Only Pricing

ACEC-Ontario member firms is $1490 + HST and for non-member firms $1625 + HST

Highway Construction Inspection - Special 2021 Online Only Pricing

ACEC-Ontario member firms is $1510 + HST and non-member firms is $1645 +HST

If you would like to be added to the email distribution list to receive updates on CA or HCI, please email [email protected] and include the name of the course you are looking for.

**COVID-19 and the restrictions the government has in place are extremely fluid, dates for registration to open, cost, and method course will be presented are all subject to change. The change to online platform for 2021 has decreased costs and therefore has been represented in this years pricing only. 

Member Firms seeking the Canada-Ontario Job Grant can check with Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. PLEASE NOTE: This program is run through the provincial and federal Governments; ACEC-Ontario cannot answer questions about this grant. 

What is included in my registration fee?

Online registration covers the cost of materials and the course.

Not available in 2021. The in-person course registration fee includes: the course and materials, hot breakfast and lunch, an AM and PM snack, and parking.  All overnight accommodations and transportation to the and from the course are at the cost of the participant.

When are courses held?

RCCA is holding four zoom webinar sessions.  Dates are as follows:

  • Session #1: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
  • Session #2: Thursday, January 21, 2021
  • Session #3: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
  • Session #4: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

*once a session sells out the date will no longer be available

Highway Construction Inspection will be held Tuesday, February 16, 2021 to Friday, February 26, 2021, excluding weekends.

Contract Administration will be held Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to Friday, February 5, 2021, excluding weekends.

Online CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Courses must be paid in full. Failure to submit payment will result in the registration being cancelled, as waiting lists are maintained.
  • Cancellations received in writing, more than 10 business days prior to the start of the course will be assessed a $100.00 cancellation fee (per person, per course). Please notify Lauryn Weinberger ([email protected]) of cancellations.
  • Cancellations received less than 10 business days prior to the start of the course are non-refundable. Refunds will not be given if the registrant fails to attend any part of the course.
  • Qualified substitutions are allowed within the same course and date without incurring a cancellation fee. Please notify Lauryn Weinberger ([email protected]) of substitution notice prior to the start of the course.

 

 

Courses often fill up quickly. To join the CEO's list for future sessions, please contact Lauryn Weinberger, Members Services and Events Planner at 416-620-1400 or [email protected]

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION– PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING

ACEC-Ontario and our MTO instructors are working to make this shift to a virtual classroom as seamless as possible.  In order for participant to be maximize their experience we strongly recommend the following:

  • All participants will need access to a dependable computer that is capable of running the Zoom application and reliable internet connection. Please visit here for more detailed information on running the Zoom application: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-requirements-for-Windows-macOS-and-Linux
  • All participants must be computer proficient with the ability to comfortably switch between zoom screen and digital reference materials OR have a secondary device for the reference materials/manual, OR the ability to print off the materials at their own cost.
  • For those who are taking the courses outside of the OACETT designation system, it is highly recommended that this year you have a basic understanding of Highway Construction Inspection before you take Contract Administration.
  • Please remember our MTO instructors are not IT personnel and are not able to answer any IT questions about zoom webinar of the participants computer/internet.