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Construction Specifications Canada Workshop: Specifier (SP) Course (Combines SP1 & SP2)

18 March 2019 - 25 March 2019

Time: March 18–24, 2019, Toronto, ON

Location: Eaton Chelsea Toronto, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON 

The CSC Specifier course is a comprehensive overview of the construction specification profession in Canada. At the completion of the course, students will have a solid grasp of a specifier’s role, legal issues including contracts, bidding and disputes, writing style used in the profession and how to close out a project. A wide range of professional scenarios are explained, often using real-life examples.

Skills acquired in this course include:

♦ Understanding legal contracts
♦ Understanding the function of the project manual and associated drawings.
♦ Developing the basis for good specifications.
♦ Improved writing skills
♦ Understanding the process of researching and selecting products.

The CSC Specifier course continues from where the PCD course ends and is a more in-depth education on the special techniques and skills required to write the procurement and contractual requirements of: Division 00; the administrative, procedural and temporary requirements of Division 01; and the technical specifications of Divisions 02 – 49.

Completion of this course is mandatory in the process of becoming a Certified Specification Practitioner (CSP). It also reduces the number of hours required to become a Registered Specification Writer (RSW).

Course Outline

♦ Introduction
♦ General Review
♦ Types of Construction Contracts and Project Delivery Methods 
♦ Procurement and Contracting Requirements
♦ Lien Legislation, Bonds, Insurance and Dispute Mechanisms
♦ Specification Writing Basics: Grammar, Spelling and Conventions
♦ Specification Writing – Getting Started
♦ Writing From a Master Specification
♦ Writing Original Specification Sections
♦ Product Selection, Research and Assessment
♦ Codes and Standards
♦ Division 01 – Administrative and Procedural Requirements
♦ Division 01 – Temporary Facilities and Controls
♦ Division 01 – Performance Requirements and Life Cycle Activities
♦ Relationships and Coordination – Divisions 00, 01 and Technical Sections
♦ Specifying Quality and Performance Requirements
♦ Specifying For Special Requirements

Students should have:

● Experience reading construction drawings;
● Experience reading construction specifications;
● Experiences researching construction materials;
● Experience researching construction reference standards
● Or, Construction related Certification from a Technical College or University

Cost: (Members) $1199 plus tax  |  (Non-Members) $1399 plus tax

Cancellation: A cancellation fee of $250 plus tax applies if 21 days or more before the workshop. No refunds issued less than 21 days before workshop.

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For information please contact:
Clafton Fiola at 416-777-2198 or
CSC, 120 Carlton Street, Suite 312, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4K2
Canada 1-800-668-5684