Technology Solutions for the Workplace

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The Civil Engineering Technology department offers several short courses, workshops, and seminars to provide academic and professional development in the areas of architecture, infrastructure, construction, and the environment. The courses are intended to be practical and relevant to today’s student and employee looking to upgrade their skills and knowledge in the current technologies of our industry.

Courses are offered throughout the year with a number of them scheduled in May and June of each year. The course details will describe when the course is offered, the length of class, the fees, and what is provided with registration.

Water and Wastewater Courses

The Civil Engineering Technology department offers a series of training opportunities for water and wastewater operators and others in the industry. There are courses for those seeking Manitoba Certification and hands-on training in water and wastewater.

2017 Manitoba Water and Wastewater School Registration Form →

C-NRPP Radon Certification Courses (Measurement and Mitigation)

Participants in the Radon Measurement course will gain an understanding of radon, its scientific properties and known health effects and the knowledge of Health Canada’s radon measurement protocols. The course will also cover the C-NRPP approved devices for radon measurement, the proper interpretation of results obtained in residential settings, and some basic radon entry and mitigation concepts.

Participants in the Radon Mitigation course will gain the knowledge and hands-on training for radon entry and mitigation analysis and planning.

PRE-REQUISITE: Participants must successfully complete the Radon Measurement Course prior to the mitigation course. Successful participants may be certified by the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) which is recognized by Health Canada.

If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

Manitoba Building Code Courses NEW!

Beginning in early 2016, Technology Solutions will be offering courses and examinations on the Manitoba Building Code.

For dates and cost please click here.

Course Descriptions:

Note: Courses marked with an “*” are recognized by MBOA for credit in their BCQ and CBCO certification.

For more information contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician

All training will be based on the seven CSA Group A23.2-14 standard test procedures for concrete: sampling, slump, density/yield, air content, casting/initial storage of cylinders and flexural beams, and temperature of concrete.

Certification involves passing a written examination and the hands-on performance test accredited by the American Concrete Institute. It is recognized worldwide and satisfies the requirements of CSA Group A23.1-14 clause

Course Date and Cost

RRC Students only:

Dates: May 1-4, 2017
Times: 8 am to 4 pm
Cost: $420
Course Code: CONF – 1014


Dates: May 8-11, 2017
Times: 8 am to 4 pm
Cost: $840
Course Code: CONF – 1014


CANQUEST is an energy modelling software program that was designed by NRCan to assist in compliance with the performance path of the National Energy Code for Buildings.

This training is being updated by NRCan, stay tuned for updates!

If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

Hot 2000 – Residential Building Energy Modelling

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.

Course Description:

  • Fundamentals of residential building energy modelling
  • Performing take-offs using house plans or on-site measurements
  • How to input building envelope components into HOT2000
  • How to input mechanical systems into HOT2000
  • Using HOT2000 to establish compliance with building code or utility conservation program requirements
  • Modelling existing houses
  • Interpreting the results (what they mean and what they do not mean)

If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

WUFI Workshop

WUFI® is an acronym for Wärme Und Feuchte Instationär – which, translated, means heat and moisture transiency.

Today’s residential and commercial building envelopes in North America are required to be energy efficient, which mainly means the envelope needs to meet R value and air tightness requirements. Practical experience in the last decades all over the world and physical principles show that a higher risk of moisture failures go along with these energy efficiency requirements.

The WUFI® Workshop will educate the students in the principles of building science, based on the latest research as well as train them how to do hygrothermal performance assessments using the WUFI® tool to eventually design a durable building envelope. Effects like material properties, climate regions, indoor moisture generation are shown and their impact on the durability discussed. ASHRAE Standard 160 will be introduced as a basic guideline on how to apply “Criteria for Moisture-Control Design Analysis in Buildings”.

Course Date and Cost:
Dates: Postponed, Stay tuned for new dates
Times: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $850 + GST
Course Code: WRKS – 9121
Course cost includes: parking, lunch and morning coffee

Greenspace Horticulture Courses

Greenspace Horticulture is offering the following courses for industry:

Training Descriptions:

  • Mowing Seminar with Writing Essentials
  • Irrigation with Writing Essentials

For course dates, click here. If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942.

Revit Courses

This new series of courses will teach the concepts of building information modelling, parametric design and construction documentation through Autodesk’s Revit Software.

Course Descriptions:

Click here for the upcoming course schedule. If you do not see your course listed you may contact Tammy Harper at 204.632.2942

Civil Engineering Technology Courses

Courses are now open to our Industry Clients

The Civil Engineering Technology department offers courses to current students, graduates and industry clients from the various Civil program areas as remedial, bridging, or professional development. Courses are offered during the break weeks and co-op terms.

Course Descriptions:

Registration information and form