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Planning for Foremen

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    Location Title: NRCA Boardroom
    City: Prince George

    Who should take this course?

    Planning for Foremen is designed for foremen of all levels of experience and all trades. It also serves as a good back-to-basics refresher for superintendents.

    What will attendees learn?

    Strengthen your skill (and value to your company) by gaining a strong foundation in practical task planning. Working with hands-on, practical exercises, you will practice working through the various elements needed to put together a complete activity plan for your crew. Course topics include calculating manpower needs, determining material and equipment needs, building quality and safety into your plan and much more!


    By the end of the course, you'll will be able to:

    • Identify the benefits of planning and why we do it
    • Understand what planning is, who should do it, what we should plan and when
    • Follow the Planning Cycle of Plan, Do, Check, Act
    • Know where to gather the information needed to put together a solid plan
    • Plan task activities for their crew including:
      • Safety considerations
      • Quality controls
      • Manpower needs
      • Material needs
      • Equipment needs
      • Working with other trades
    • Build a 2-week lookahead schedule
    • Monitor and correct/ update the plan if it goes off track
    • Communicate the plan to others
    • Use the take-away course templates to develop their own work plans and 2-week lookahead
    • schedules
    • Gather useful historical information to improve their future planning.


    Course format:

    In-class, 7.5-hour session featuring instructor presentation, interactive class discussions, and practical, hands-on group exercises. 




    Cancellations received at least 14 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.

    Cancellations received less than 14 business days but more than 7 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfasts sessions.

    Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify the NRCA at least 7 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


    Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.





    NRCA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case NRCA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.





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    Course Credits Information
    Gold Seal Credits:
    5 Credits
    Course Certificates
    • Printable, digital, course certificate will be emailed to students on successful course completion.
    • Gold Seal Certification: 1 Gold Seal Credit
    Course Instructor Information

    Mark Taylor, P.Eng., G.S.C. President, Mark Taylor Advisory Mark is a construction industry veteran with over 30 years of front-line experience. Through his extensive experience running and guiding business units for major international contractors, Mark has developed proven systems and strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness.


    Course Contact Information

    For more information contact Maria at or (250) 596-9900.

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