Con-Ed Events

WCA | Project Delivery Methods

October 5 2021 to October 7 2021

Project Delivery Methods

Whether you are a contractor, project owner or consultant, understanding project delivery options and choosing the best method for your project is fundamental to your success. Making sure all project stakeholders understand their roles and responsibilities for the chosen project delivery method is critical for building trust, honesty and respect.

Facilitated by Debbie Hicks and a multi-disciplinary training team, you will gain expert insight into key considerations for evaluating and selecting a project delivery method, including project-specific needs and priorities, allocation of risk, team members' expertise, success measurements, budget and schedule.

You'll review each project delivery method from the perspectives of a project owner, consultant, and contractor as well as the clauses in CCDC 2, 5A, 5B, 14, and 15 that are critical to each delivery method's success. Delivery methods covered in this course include:

  • Design-bid-build
  • Design-build
  • Construction management for services
  • Construction management for services and construction
  • Integrated project delivery
  • Methods involving land, finance, operation or maintenance

Using a hands-on, practical approach, this course will also give you an opportunity to apply what you learn by guiding you through an interactive exercise of assisting a client in determining an appropriate project delivery method.


  • Key characteristics of each project delivery method
  • When to use each project delivery method
  • Review projects that both succeeded and failed with each project delivery method
  • Advantages and disadvantages of each project delivery method
  • Risk mitigation factors for each project delivery method

Intended Audience
This course was designed by an inter-disciplinary ICI team with the intention of fostering dialogue and understanding between stakeholders across the ICI sector. We recommend this course for

  • General Contractors and Subcontractors: Construction Company Owners/Managers, Project Managers, Commercial Managers, Business Development Managers
  • Project Owners, Third Party Project Managers (For the Project Owner), and P3 Developers
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Allied Professionals including: Bonding and Insurance specialists, Lawyers

This course is delivered by a team of multi-disciplined trainers. You'll gain perspectives from all sides of the industry!

  • Debbie Hicks - Facilitator
  • Elisa Brandts - Consultant
  • Bill Chomik - Consultant
  • Hugh Loughborough - Contractor
  • Mark Scharf - Project Owner

Related Info
Course Requirements (Technology & Participation)
This course requires full face-to-face interaction and participation from both the instructor and students. In order to attend, you'll must make sure you have the following:

  • Computer or laptop with webcam (webcams are mandatory): This course will involve 100% on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content like slides or videos, and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, you must have a webcam and use a full computer/laptop, and we do not permit students to attend using a tablet or cell phone.
  • A quiet space with minimal distractions: Please plan to be fully engaged in the class, and clear your work schedule just as you would for attendance in an in-class program

Course Format
Live, Online, Instructor-led training, with a multi-discipline training team and a maximum class size of 25 students.

  • This is a highly interactive course facilitated by the instructor on the Zoom platform.
  • You will be expected to have your webcam on during the whole class and participate in break-out rooms, small-group discussions, and other activities with your instructor and classmates during the course.
  • Zoom access information will be provided to you in advance of the training by your instructor
  • Full attendance and participation in all four sessions is mandatory for course completion. If a student misses a class session, we are unable to transfer registration or provide a partial refund of the registration fees.

This course is delivered in partnership with local construction associations across western Canada and Ontario. You will be participating with a cohort of industry peers from throughout these regions.

Orientation Session
A short orientation session (30 min) with your course instructor will be held via Zoom before the course (usually scheduled in the week before). During the orientation, your instructor will go over course information and familiarize you with the Zoom tools you'll be using.

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