Industry Workshops

Live webinars and masterclasses led by experts to inform smart builders about the best practices in the housing industry

Our courses are ONLY presented LIVE - no recordings will be provided. 

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Construction Project Financing

 Virtual    Building Industry Workshop

Financing is a critical component to any real estate project. It presents both opportunity and risks for builders and developers. Understanding the basic principals of financing is crucial for long term success in the industry. This course will teach you how to approach a lender with a financing request as well as key financing concepts every builder and developer should know.

Price

Length

Dates

$99

1 half-day

August 16, 2022 (1:00PM - 4:00PM)

House Viewing

House Construction 101: Learn the fundamentals of the home building process
 Virtual   Building Industry Workshop

The course is designed to explain the concepts of house construction at an introductory level. It will focus on the major areas of house construction, from the footings to the roof framing, as well as including key terminology frequently used in the field and common interactions that can be expected between builders and the municipalities.

Price

Length

Dates

$349

3 half-days

Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 2022 (1:00PM-4:00PM)

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The Science of Building Better Basements
 Virtual   Building Industry Workshop

More and more homebuyers expect their basements to provide the same level of comfort, liveability, and moisture control as above grade spaces. Homebuyers won’t accept the damp, cold, wet, mouldy basements of the past. For smart builders, this presents an opportunity to perfect their craft and to deliver the high performance living space that their home buyers demand. This seminar will identify key areas to enhance basement performance, introduces best practices to understand materials, components, and systems and how they work together and ultimately to provide a better basement.

Price

Length

Dates

$49

Sponsored by Owens Corning:

50% Discount 

Regular price: $99

1 half-day

Nov 8 2022 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Tradesman and Architect at Construction

Defect Recognition in Housing

 Virtual    Building Industry Workshop

This course was developed to help builders understand and accurately assess the root cause of housing defects. In this workshop, participants will analyse real-life housing defects. They will experience how defects are recognized, the cause established and solutions and prevention strategies formulated. Participants will learn how to use and refer to the Ontario Building Code, Construction Performance Guidelines and other applicable industry standards to support their assessments.

Price

Length

Dates

$490

30% Discount 

Regular price: $699

4 half-days

Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 (1:00PM - 4:30PM)

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Housing Innovators' Series
 Live Webinar

BuildABILITY and EnerQuality are bringing to you a FREE webinar series featuring products from innovative building manufacturers. Don't miss out on this chance to connect and engage personally with the representatives of the most forward thinking housing product manufacturers. 

Discover how Lutron’s scalable and futureproof products can transform conventional lighting in a range of environments. From massive and intricate commercial projects to the simplest residential applications, Lutron is the “smart” choice with their proven wireless technologies.

Price

Length

Dates

FREE

60 Minutes

TBD

Business Meeting

Preparing Your Business Plan: A Masterclass for new homebuilders
 Virtual   Building Industry Workshop

This workshop will help you to develop your own detailed business plan now required as part of your Home Construction Regulatory Authority License application. You will follow a step-by-step process in collaboration with other students in your class. By the end of this 3 session workshop, with the support of your instructor and peers you will have developed a complete business plan. Included in your fee is a personalized evaluation of your plan by your instructor!

Price

Length

Date

$599

3 half-days

TBD

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Contract Law for Builders

 Virtual    Building Industry Workshop

As a home builder or renovator in Ontario, you need to understand the characteristics of a good construction contract. Often contract responsibilities are poorly defined, in particular with respect to payments terms, owner/builder obligation, who provides what, who pays for what, and what is to be built.  In this half day workshop, you will learn the main principles of contract law in Canada including what constitutes a good contract and what impacts your right to terminate the contract.This workshop will review the key requirements of Ontario’s Construction Act.  The Act regulates how payments are made, how disputed are to be resolved, and where the lien deadlines effect your rights.

Price

Length

Dates

$99

1 half-day

TBD

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Stacked Row Houses

 Virtual    Under Development 

This course is currently under development. Pre-register today and we can notify you as soon as the course is available.

Coming Soon

Price

Length

Dates

TBD

2 half-days

TBD

Checklist

Perfecting the Art of the PDI

 Virtual   Building Industry Workshop

A Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) is a Tarion requirement and can sometimes be a daunting and uncomfortable experience for you and the home buyer, but it doesn’t have to be! Too many PDIs are becoming a game of: “LETS-FIND-AS-MANY-DEFECTS-AS-WE-CAN!” Use the PDI as a celebration of the new home. If you dread doing PDIs or just want to do them better, this seminar is for you! Learn how to plan, conduct and respond to the PDI.

Price

Length

Date

$149

1 half-day

TBD