CCA GOLD SEAL  CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION GOLD SEAL

The following CIQS courses have been approved by CCA Gold Seal for accreditation. Click on the appropriate subject to download the complete course outline including textbook list.

Introduces blueprint reading and the measurement of construction work, including the proper use of the approved CIQS estimate form, along with the fundamentals of estimating. This course will also cover sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Method of Measurement of Construction Works, published by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

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Introduces the nature and framework of Canadian law, its operation and subdivisions. Emphasis shall be placed upon the study of the law of contract and the law of tort. This course is to provide a basis for future study of Construction Contracts and Contract Administration.

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Introduces the complex writing tasks found in the workplace. Students are to learn the difference between informational, persuasive and researched writing. Students learn to express themselves clearly and concisely, focusing on audience and purpose.

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Continues the studies introduced in Measurement of Construction Work I and covers the construction details found in more sophisticated structures. The course expands on the topics of Measurement of Construction Works I (subject 103) plus introduces sections 5, 6 and 7 covered by the CIQS Method of Measurement of Construction Works.

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Introduces financial accounting concepts, accounting procedures, bookkeeping fundamentals, financial statements and analysis of company financial data.

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Builds upon the principles of law and introduces the most commonly used standard forms of construction contracts issued by the Canadian Construction Documents Committee and the Canadian Construction Association.

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Continues the studies introduced in Measurement of Construction Work I and II and covers the construction details found in more sophisticated structures. The course expands on the topics of 103 and 202 plus introduces sections 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 covered by the CIQS Standard Method of Measurement.

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Teaches the principles and methods used in the preparation of unit prices for individual items of work. The procedures and considerations required in preparation of the total bid or tender price; the student will utilize the information obtained from quantity take off drawings and specifications.

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Introduces the concepts of project scheduling including various types of schedules used in the construction industry. This course is designed to acquaint the candidate with the basic principles of scheduling to enable the candidate to prepare schedules from given or calculated data.

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