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February 2017 Technology Solutions for the Workplace Courses

January 16, 2017 • Written by

To register click here.

For more details on each building code course, click here.  For more information on the NRC Update Course click here.

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Intro to the Manitoba Building and Fire Codes (Division A and C)  CIVL – 1085

February 6 & 7, 2017, 8am – 4pm

Cost: $665 +GST

 

Part 3 Large Buildings CIVL – 1093

Date: February 6-10, 2017, 8am – 4pm

Cost: $675

Exam: $150, Register with CIVL – 1094

 

Part 3 Complex Buildings CIVL-1083

Date: February 22-24, 2017, 8am – 4pm

Cost: $600

Exam: $150, Register with CIVL – 1084

 

2015 NRC Construction Code Update Seminar

Date: March 8, 2017, 7:30am – 4:30pm

Cost: $295 +GST

Location: CanadInns Polo Park

2015 Construction Code Update Seminar – SAVE THE DATE

January 5, 2017 • Written by

2015 Construction Code Update Seminar 

NBC / NPC/ NFC/ NECB

SAVE THE DATE

March 8, 2017, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

CanadInns Polo Park

1405 St. Matthews Ave, Winnipeg

Technology Solutions for the Workplace is pleased to be hosting a one day face – to – face 2015 Code update session presented by staff from Codes Canada. Session cost will be available shortly!  To register click here. Seats are limited.

Tentative Schedule – March 8, 2017

Time Topic
7:30-8:00 Registration and Introductions
8:00-8:20 Introduction – 2020 Highlights in Code Development
8:20-9:00 Part 9 – Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards and Part 9 – Structure and Building Envelope
9:00-9:25 NBC/NFC – Combustible Construction
9:25-9:55 Part 3/9 – Fire Protection and Part 3 Fire Protection
9:55-10:15 Break – Coffee and snacks provided
10:15-10:55 NECB – Update 2015
10:55-11:30 Part 3 – Accessibility and Security Systems and Part 3 – Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards
11:30-11:50 NPC – Stainless Steel and Water-Use Efficiency
11:50-13:00 Lunch – Provided
13:00-13:25 Part 6 – HVAC
13:25-14:00 Part 4 – Earthquake Design
14:00-14:30 NFC – Hazardous Materials and Activities
14:30-14:45 Break – Coffee and snacks provided
14:45-15:15 Part 4 – Structural Design
15:15-15:35 Part 5/9 – EIFS, Roofing and Airborne Sound Transmission
15:35-15:50 Part 5 – Curtain Walls and Wind Uplift
15:50-16:00 Questions and Session Concludes

2015 Construction Code Update Seminar – SAVE THE DATE

November 29, 2016 • Written by

2015 Construction Code Update Seminar 

NBC / NPC/ NFC/ NECB

 

SAVE THE DATE

March 8, 2017, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

CanadInns Polo Park

1405 St. Matthews Ave, Winnipeg

Technology Solutions for the Workplace is pleased to be hosting a one day face – to – face 2015 Code update session presented by staff from Codes Canada. Session cost will be available shortly!  To register click here. Seats are limited.

Tentative Schedule – March 8, 2017

Time Topic

 

7:30-8:00 Registration and Introductions
8:00-8:20 Introduction – 2020 Highlights in Code Development
8:20-9:00 Part 9 – Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards and Part 9 – Structure and Building Envelope
9:00-9:25 NBC/NFC – Combustible Construction
9:25-9:55 Part 3/9 – Fire Protection and Part 3 Fire Protection
9:55-10:15 Break – Coffee and snacks provided
10:15-10:55 NECB – Update 2015
10:55-11:30 Part 3 – Accessibility and Security Systems and Part 3 – Stairs, Ramps, Handrails and Guards
11:30-11:50 NPC – Stainless Steel and Water-Use Efficiency
11:50-13:00 Lunch – Provided
13:00-13:25 Part 6 – HVAC
13:25-14:00 Part 4 – Earthquake Design
14:00-14:30 NFC – Hazardous Materials and Activities
14:30-14:45 Break – Coffee and snacks provided
14:45-15:15 Part 4 – Structural Design
15:15-15:35 Part 5/9 – EIFS, Roofing and Airborne Sound Transmission
15:35-15:50 Part 5 – Curtain Walls and Wind Uplift
15:50-16:00 Questions and Session Concludes

Effective date of the New Home Warranty Act has been deferred

November 7, 2016 • Written by

The effective date of The New Home Warranty Act is being deferred until January 1, 2018.

The Provincial Consumer Protection Division is currently in the process of letting stakeholders know it is being deferred.

On Wednesday last week, staff from Consumer Protection Office gave a presentation at the Manitoba Home Builders Association Forum and Trade Show.  At that time, the builders were advised of the decision to defer the effective date.  The MHBA and warranty providers have indicated they are supportive of the additional time to prepare for implementation.

January 2017 Technology Solutions for the Workplace Courses

November 4, 2016 • Written by

HOT 2000 Energy Modelling Software, CIVL – 1097

Are you thinking about using energy modelling for some of your new home designs?  Section 9.36 allows for the performance path to be used, however no new modelling software has been created so designers are having to rely on software like HOT 2000.

Building energy modelling is becoming increasingly common for new home construction and for designing upgrades to existing buildings. It can be used to establish compliance with new building code requirements or utility energy conservation programs, optimize house designs to achieve a desired level of performance, evaluate the benefits of competing energy efficiency measures and assist in the design of retrofit packages for existing houses. Perhaps most important, experience with energy modelling provides the user with a much better, quantitative understanding of how energy is actually used in a house.

This course is designed to introduce the basic principles of residential energy simulation modelling using HOT2000 – the most widely used program of its kind in Canada.

Date: January 9 & 10, 2017, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Course Cost: $600 +GST

 

Introduction to CANQUEST Modelling  CIVL-1081

Intro to Canquest continues knowledge gained in the Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings Code Course with a focus on the Performance Path of the MECB 2013 and the energy simulation software that is generates the required reference building model. This “hands-on” 3 day course will walk participants through the complete energy model development process. The course begins with the use of wizards to quickly create building models and then moves into the detailed interface for detailed model development. Participants will learn how to use the software to generate the NECB 2011 reference building for performance path compliance.

Date: January 23-25, 2017, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Course Cost: $950 +GST

 

Advanced CANQUEST Modelling CIVL-1082

This course will build on the knowledge of CAN-QUEST modelling gained in the Introduction level and take participants into further examples of advanced modelling. The workshop will examine parametric runs, advanced envelope topics, advanced mechanical system modelling within CAN-QUEST and the use of user expressions and default expressions for efficient energy modelling. Users will have the opportunity to bring their own CAN-QUEST and eQUEST modelling questions.

**PRE-REQUISITE: Introduction to CANQUEST Modelling

Date: January 26, 2017, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Course Cost: $300+GST

 

Intro to the Manitoba Building and Fire Codes (Division A and C)  CIVL – 1085

This course is designed for those individuals who either currently use the MBC or MFC in their day to day work, and especially for those individuals who are going to be using the Codes for the first time.

Most Code programs are delivered on the premise that candidates come with knowledge and skills on the entire Code. Divisions A and C provide the required structure for Code Officials to properly apply the Codes. This program will provide the participant specific instruction on what an inspector can and cannot enforce based on the application of the code and finally it will teach participants how to properly classify a building. This program is designed as a prelude to participants continuing with advanced Code courses.

February 6 & 7, 2017, 8am – 4pm

Cost: $665 +GST

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For more information click here.

To Register, click here.

 

Space still left! Technology Solutions Courses

November 1, 2016 • Written by

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HVAC in Part 3 CIVL- 1078

Date: November 21-23, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $600

Exam: $150, Register with CIVL- 1079

Material will focus on enabling Part 3 inspectors to be knowledgeable with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems with respect to requirements of Part 5 (Environmental Separation) of the Manitoba Building Code, Part 6 (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) of the Manitoba Building Code and with the Manitoba Energy Code. Material will include information on applicable standards referenced in the two codes. The course will include application to all occupancy types.

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Plumbing Inspection

Date: November 21-23, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $600

Exam: $150, Register with CIVL- 1079

This course explains and clarifies all sections of the code, each statement and rule. Special attention will be given to sections 4 and 5 of the NPC. Drainage, venting, and potable water will be the focus of the course and will offer a greater understanding of these systems in Manitoba.

Applicable Building code requirements and amendments of the Manitoba code will be covered. New code requirements ie: DWHRS (drain water – heat recovery system), Radon – rough-in, passive and active systems.

Young Leaders Mentorship Program – Mentors Needed

October 27, 2016 • Written by

CTTAM’s Young Leaders Committee has developed a mentorship program. This program will help facilitate the progression from post-secondary education into the engineering technology industry by mentoring students and new graduates in career development and opportunities available post-graduation.

For more information regarding the mentorship program, please click here. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor for the upcoming term (December 2016 to April 2017), click here for the Mentor application. Please note that the deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

This is a great opportunity to help CTTAM’s young professionals.

Mentor applicants must meet the following requirements for consideration:
• Must be a certified member in good standing with CTTAM (C.E.T., A.Sc.T., or C.Tech.)
• Must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in the engineering technology industry
The role and responsibilities of a Mentor includes, but are not limited to:
1. Willingly and openly communicate and provide honest and constructive feedback to their Mentee(s) and to CTTAM Mentorship Program organizers
2. Encourage and guide their Mentee(s) to recognize, develop, and achieve their career goals
3. Advise their Mentee(s) regarding career paths and technical development opportunities within the engineering technology industry.
The success of the Mentorship Program is contingent on active involvement, and we hope that you consider participating.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at YLC@cttam.com.
Regards,
Michael Turko, C.E.T. & Michelle Amigo, C.E.T.
Young Leaders Committee

Space still left!!!! Technology Solutions for the Workplace courses

October 18, 2016 • Written by

Part 9 HVAC CIVL – 1076

Date: November 1 & 2, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $600

Exam: $150, Register with code CIVL – 1077

This course will cover the Manitoba Building Code requirements for ventilation systems (9.32) and the Heating and Air-conditioning (9.33) requirements. The course will also cover:

  1. the specific requirements for HRVs/ERVs, Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms in the Manitoba Amendments to 9.32,
  2. the HRV/ERV requirements in the recent 9.36 Amendments,
  3. the HRV/ERV requirements for residential dwellings in the Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings, and
  4. the 9.33 requirements in the recent 9.36 Amendments.

Course materials will include a multi-point checklist that building officials can use to visually verify code compliance.

Typical installation procedures and code requirements will be presented using photographs of installed systems and other documentation.

Form and label templates that Authorities (AHJs) can use to improve documentation and ease verification requirements will be presented.

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HVAC in Part 3 CIVL- 1078

Date: November 21-23, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $600

Exam: $150, Register with CIVL- 1079

Material will focus on enabling Part 3 inspectors to be knowledgeable with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems with respect to requirements of Part 5 (Environmental Separation) of the Manitoba Building Code, Part 6 (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) of the Manitoba Building Code and with the Manitoba Energy Code. Material will include information on applicable standards referenced in the two codes. The course will include application to all occupancy types.

New Water and Wastewater Courses through Technology Solutions for the Workplace

October 7, 2016 • Written by

Water and Wastewater Refresher Courses – Spring 2017

All of the Winnipeg based courses and the associated certification exams are held at Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus and the course costs include parking and lunches. With the exception of the Foundations Course (5 days of instruction and no exam) all of the courses run from Monday through Thursday (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) with the exam being administered on the Friday morning.

For more information on each course click here.

To Register, click here.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Students who cancel their registration 7 days or less before the start of the course will be charged a $100.00 fee.

Water and Wastewater Foundations (Course Code: WATR-1007)

Five-day course: April 24 – 28, 2017
Fee: $1020.00 Registration deadline: April 7, 2017

Water Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1077)
Four-day course: May 1 – 4, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: April 14, 2015
Exam Date: May 5, 2017, RRC

Water Distribution I & II (Course Code: WATR-1010)
Four-day course: May 8 – 11, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: April 21, 2017
Exam Date: May 12, 2017, RRC

Wastewater Collection I & II (Course Code: WATR-1003)
Four-day course: May 15 – May 18, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: April 28, 2017
Exam Date: May 19, 2017, RRC

Wastewater Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1065)
Four-day course: May 29 – June 1, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: May 12, 2017
Exam Date: June 2, 2017, RRC

Water Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1089)
Four-day course: June 5– 8, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: May 19, 2017
Exam Date: June 9, 2017, RRC

Wastewater Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1067)
Four-day course: June 12 – 15, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
Exam Date: June 16, 2017, RRC

Winnipeg Based Course Registration: For course registration or general information contact
Louise Wood at (204) 632-3017 lowood@rrc.ca.

Brandon Based Course Registration: For course registration or general information contact Jodi Madill (204) 725-8700 ext. 6028 madillj@assinibione.net

NOTE: Though there are no formal pre-requisites required to take Certification Exam Preparation Courses, it is assumed that participants possess the fundamental math, science, equipment, and safety skills required to understand the course material. Individuals who do not possess these skills should be taking the five day Water and Wastewater Foundations Course prior to registering for any Certification Exam Preparation Courses.

To establish who should be taking the Foundations Course RRC has developed a diagnostics quiz designed to objectively assess an individual’s fundamental math, science, equipment and safety skills required to effectively participate in a Certification Exam Preparation Course. All individuals that have not taken the Foundations Course in the past or have not successfully passed a Water and Wastewater Certification exam should complete the quiz. To acquire a copy of the diagnostics quiz contact Louise Wood at (204) 632-3017 or lowood.rrc.ca.

Exam Registration
The Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Course fees do not include the cost of the exam(s). All certification exams are arranged and registered by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship. It is the course participant’s responsibility to register and make payment for the exam to Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship no later than 14 days prior to the exam date. The exam dates and on-line exam registration forms are available here: http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/eal/certification/exams.html. Exam payment may be made on-line at the time of exam registration.

Technology Solutions for the Workplace Upcoming Courses

September 15, 2016 • Written by

For more information on a course click here.

To register click here.

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Upcoming Courses – Space still available in all courses!

(Exam dates at bottom)

 

Part 9 Small Buildings CIVL – 1086 

Date: October 17-21, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $675

Exam: $150, Register with code CIVL – 1087

 

Part 9 HVAC CIVL – 1076

Date: November 1 & 2, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $600

Exam: $150, Register with code CIVL – 1077

 

HVAC in Part 3 CIVL- 1078

Date: November 21-23, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $600

Exam: $150, Register with CIVL- 1079

 

Plumbing Inspection CIVL – 1095 NOTE DATE CHANGE

Date: December 5-9, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $675

Exam: $150, Register with CIVL – 1096

 

HOT 2000 Energy Modelling Software, CIVL – 1097

Date: January 9 & 10, 2017, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $600

 

Introduction to CANQUEST Modelling

CIVL-1081

Date: January 23-25, 2017, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $950

 

Advanced CANQUEST Modelling

CIVL-1082

Date: January 26, 2017, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $300

Exam Dates:

October 24, November 21, December 12, 2016 as well as January 16, February 27, March 20, and April 24, 2017.   Contact Tammy at tvharper@rrc.ca to schedule your exam date.

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