April 25 & 26, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the CARM Building
Members: $550.00 Non-members: $650.00
Includes lunch and course material

Description:

Participants will learn skills and knowledge to estimate construction projects and prepare a successful bid.

Audience:

The course is designed for construction estimators and those with experience in construction that desire to be estimators or improve their knowledge of estimating.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

Course fee includes:

All books and materials, lunch, certificate upon completion and parking.

The course includes:

Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors). The course is eligible for 5 CCA Gold Seal education credits upon successful completion.

The instructors:

Gerhard Botha, B.Sc., QS
Tim Williams, B.Econ., MBA, CPA, GSC

April 11 & 12, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the CARM Building
Members: $550.00 Non-members: 650.00
Includes lunch and all course materials

Description:

Participants will learn how to improve the management and business systems of their construction company.

Audience:

Construction Owners, Managers, Estimators, Supervisors and Staff.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

Course fee includes:

All books and materials, lunch, certificate upon completion and parking.

The course includes:

Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors). The course is eligible for 5 CCA Gold Seal education credits upon successful completion.

The instructors:

Tim Williams, B.Econ., MBA, CPA, GSC

Fairmont Southampton. Conference rate and room block link will be available once the registration opens (September 24). Subscribe to conference updates to hear when more information becomes available. CCA conference website

Board meeting part I & council and committee meetings

Saturday March 23, 2019

Board meeting part II

Sunday March 24, 2019

Annual conference

March 25 – 28, 2019

Annual general meeting

Thursday March 28, 2019

2 day course – 2 Gold Seal Credits
March 13 & 14, 2019 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm both days at the CARM Building
Price: CARM Members: $400.00 Non-Members: $500.00 (includes lunch and course materials)

If you are responsible for any aspect of profitability in your company, and you’ve never been trained to read, produce, and analyze financial reports, you NEED to take this course

With profit margins becoming increasingly tight, companies need to use every tool at their disposal to discover where the expenses and profits are hiding. Maximizing profits and generating investment returns are two real concerns of any company – and they depend on solid financial decisions.

How are you managing high overhead costs, employee productivity and an overheated competitive climate? Most qualified contractors tend to focus their improvements on equipment, supplies and people. Often they are unaware that a good financial and accounting understanding will make a significant difference in the way personnel manage the organization and their projects.

This 2-day course specifically focuses on non-financial managers in the construction industry and guides project managers, coordinators, estimators, field superintendents, owners and senior managers through the financial and measurement techniques needed to manage their contracting business.

This is not a sit and listen event!

This is an interactive course with hands-on exercises that walk you through each step of the financial process. You’ll take home a comprehensive course manual filled with the methodologies and strategies you need to improve your business.

COURSE OUTLINE

LEARNING OUTCOMES

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Every employee can benefit from this course especially those who influence profits:

Instructor: Wayne Newell

For over 35 years Wayne served in senior financial leadership roles and worked with companies throughout Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. His experiences and expertise, shared with many companies, has helped owners, managers, employees and businesses grow. In doing so, he has amassed a library of knowledge on what makes a successful contracting company.

During his seminars he discusses his experiences in implementing specific techniques, methods and strategies used to help contracting companies increase profits, control and/or reduce costs and improve cash flows. He has been presenting his exclusive seminars in major Canadian cities since 2003. He was awarded his CMA in 1972.

 

1 day – 1 Gold Seal Credit
March 12, 2019 – 8:30am – 4:30 pm at the CARM Building
CARM Members: $200.00 Non- members: $300.00
Includes lunch and course materials

Description

Do you have labour productivity concerns, high overhead costs, below-budget profits and one continuous headache with cash flow?

Then this is the course for you!

This six-hour Profitable Contracting course provides operating, field personnel and administrative staff the systems and processes required to manage their expenses and improve profitability.

Profitable Contracting discusses both operational and financial management issues the facilitator experienced during his career of over 35 years many of which will apply to your company: profit requirements, estimating, project management, labour productivity, human resource skills, materials and tools management, change orders, job costing, cash flow, AR collections, risk management, overhead controls, asset controls and a host of others.

COURSE OUTLINE

Operations Management

Labour Productivity

Financial Reporting

Financial Management

Learning Outcomes

Who Should Attend

Every employee can benefit from this course especially those who influence profits:

Facilitator: Wayne Newell

For over 35 years Wayne served in senior financial leadership roles and worked with companies throughout Canada, the United States and the Caribbean. His experiences and expertise, shared with many companies, has helped owners, managers, employees and businesses grow. In doing so, he has amassed a library of knowledge on what makes a successful contracting company.

During his seminars he discusses his experiences in implementing specific techniques, methods and strategies used to help contracting companies increase profits, control and/or reduce costs and improve cash flows. He has been presenting his exclusive seminars in major Canadian cities since 2003. He was awarded his CMA in 1972

March: Date to be Announced
Course is held at the CARM Building
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Members: $300.00 Non-members: $400.00
Includes lunch and course materials

Description:

Participants will learn how to read a set of construction blueprints and specifications. Using both residential and commercial samples of blueprints, participants will gain experience and practical knowledge for their day-to-day work in construction companies.

Audience:

Ideal for those who have little or no background in blueprint reading.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

Course fee includes:

All books and materials, lunch, certificate upon completion and parking.

The course is offered as:

The instructors:

Chad Brechin, AScT
Tim Williams, B.Econ., MBA, CPA, GSC

This course – developed by the construction industry for the construction industry – is designed to foster a company’s good reputation, reduce risks, increase profitability and help companies succeed. 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. This course will help participants navigate the ethical grey areas faced every day. All Gold Seal applicants will have to take both the online and classroom portions of this course. For more information about the online portion, please call the CARM office.

(2 Gold Seal Credits)

Feb 26 & 27, 2019
7:30 am – 4:00 pm at the CARM Building
Members: $375.00 Non-member: $475.00
Includes lunch and all course materials

Don’t let the name “101” fool you! This is a comprehensive introduction to the Construction Industry covering topics such as:

This is a hands-on, interactive course including guest speakers from industry. The facilitator, Debbie Hicks, past President of the Southern Interior Construction Association in British Columbia for 22 years has a wealth of experience to share.

Who Should Attend?

Administrative personnel, Estimators, Project Co-ordinators, Superintendents, Support Services ie bonding, insurance, accounting.

Construction 101 feedback quotes:

“I recommend that any construction business, sub- trade or prime contractor including RM’s and institution owners (education/health) attend this course. The managers, estimators and owners alike can increase their knowledge and understanding of the construction contracting industry”
Livingstone Landscaping, Brandon, MB

“Good course, Debbie is excellent presenter. Lots of info to comprehend and gives insight into looking through the contractor’s eyes”.
Riverdale Municipality, Rivers, MB

 

Feb 19 & 20, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the CARM Building
Members: $550.00 Non-members: $650.00
Includes lunch and all course material

Description:

The Construction Law course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators and supervisors to develop an understanding of contract law as it relates to construction. The learners will build practical skills and learn how to effectively and proactively deal with conflict situations and avoid litigation. The course will also review other construction related law such as the builders liens, collecting debts, bonding, insurance, environmental law and safety law.

Audience:

The course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators and supervisors.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

Construction LAW

Course fee includes:

All books and materials, lunch, certificate upon completion and parking.

The course includes:

Two days (16 hours) of lessons with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors). The course is eligible for 5 CCAGold Seal education credits upon successful completion.

The instructors:

David Letkemann, BBA, LLB,
Tim Williams, B.Econ., MBA, CPA, GSC

Conference fees this year remain un-changed from the last two years.

Member conference fees – $595 early bird and $645 after the early bird date of Oct 11/18 
Non-Member conference fees $795 early bird and $845 after the early bird date.
Accompanying Guests registration is $320 early bird and $350 after the early bird date.
Course registration is $65.
Early bird fees must be received prior to the Oct 11/18 date or the fees will revert to the higher post early bird rates.
This year the local arrangements committee has arranged for RCMP museum and training facilities tour just after lunch on SATURDAY, Nov 10/18.  You MUST sign up for this tour at the registration desk – there is limited space and is on a first come, first served basis.  There is no cost for the RCMP tour.
There is also a technical tour  of the Regina By-pass being offered on Sunday morning.  There is a nominal $15 fee and you must register as part of the conference registration process.  Note this technical tour is at the same time as the course so you will only want to register for one!

Please accept this invitation to the
Construction Association of Rural Manitoba
105th Annual Banquet and Community Project fundraiser

Friday, October 12th at the Victoria Inn and Conference Centre, Brandon MB

Doors open at 5:30 pm, roast beef buffet, live auction, silent auction, 50/50 draw.

Fundraising goal for this event is $10,000.00 ! ! !

Tickets $110.00 each, tables of 8 available.
($10.00/ticket directly to the Community Project Fund).

To reserve, please email carm@carm.ca or call 204. 727.4567

Thank you to our 2018 platinum sponsors:

Thank you to our 2018 wine sponsors:

Thank you so much to all this years sponsors and volunteers.  We wouldn’t be able to make this event possible without you!

For the betterment of our industry, the
Construction Association of Rural Manitoba1
provides services and representation to its members.

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