HCRA- Approved 


A crucial course for every successful site supervisor.

Master the process of managing a project from the beginning to end, all in one course.  

  • Share your experiences with other site supervisors in a workshop setting

  • learn about effective scheduling and time management

  • Understand your trades and how to manage them



A site supervisor is responsible for watching over and inspecting the entire site. Learn the essential tools to become an effective site supervisor and project manager. This workshop covers what you need to know from the start to the finish of a project and is ideal for current, new, or future site supervisors, as well as builders and owners who need to wear multiple hats.

Course objectives

By the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Plan your site layout for efficiency during construction

  • Run an effective site office

  • Set up health and safety procedures

  • Set up effective payment protocols

  • Motivate the site team by setting expectations, measuring progress, and mentoring

  • Manage difficult interactions on site

  • Create an effective and flexible construction schedule

  • Manage and evaluate your schedule to stay on budget

  • Implement quality control to reduce call backs


Core Competencies covered in this workshop:

  • Compare and contrast ways of Meeting human resource requirements through staff and subcontractors: advantages and disadvantagesof each approach; need for job descriptions

  • Describe and compare Development regulations: zoning, permits, easements

  • Construct basic Contracts with sub-contractors, suppliers, insurers and lenders: subcontractor and supplier responsibilities; requirements of insurers and lenders

  • Understand Tendering: bid requirements and practices; trade selection

  • Know how to prepare and use Scheduling: value of scheduling, scheduling guidelines, critical scheduling stages, time management

  • Organize Pre-construction meetings Explain objectives of pre-construction meeting and key components to include

  • Know how to Organize Material and labour acquisition: purchasing order system and guidelines, substitutions, timing, storage and care

  • Understand responsibility for pre-construction activities: site logistics, site servicing, contingency plans (e.g., bad weather)

  • Describe best practices for Working relationships with people involved in the construction process, including employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and inspectors; Describe key elements of a human resources plan

  • Organize Contract compliance, plan and specification check (drawings, etc. Demonstrate understanding of site reporting including contract compliance and plan checks

  • Understand different types of inspections and be able to apply inspection guidelines

  • Understand key elements of Quality control: performance benchmarks, associated requirements

  • Describe Reporting requirements (internal and external)

  • Describe how to Set-up and monitor Cost control: comparison of costs with budget

  • Desccribe how to Use a Change/work order system

  • Identify and Implement Guidelines on safe site conditions

  • Identify and Implement Guidelines from Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation/regulations

  • Identify and Implement Guidelines from WHMIS regulations

  • Identify and Implement Guidelines from WSIB regulations


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Robert Rawlings, PMP

Parkbridge Lifestyle communities

Robert is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP), experienced construction manager and licensed carpenter with over 35 years of experience in the residential building industry. 


Robert ran his own custom home building company for over 25 years garnering numerous provincial, national design awards and being named Ontario Homebuilders’ Association member of the year. Robert has also served on numerous boards and contributed back to the industry, including: Chair of OHBA Technical Committee; Part 9, OBC; Building Material Evaluation Commission (BMEC); Electrical Safety Authority (ESA); Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) Small Business Advisory Committee; OHBA/Tarion Liaison Committee; along with being charter member of the Tarion Construction Performance Guidelines.

Robert is currently working as the Regional Construction Manager for Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities, based in Collingwood, Ontario, where he is enjoying the multitude of outdoor activities in this four-season resort community.

Note: This is part of the new HCRA Education Criteria as of February 1, 2021 for new applicants proposing to build residential freehold and low-rise condominium under Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code. For more information on what competencies you need to meet, please visit “HCRA's Getting Registered Page“.

This is a technical workshop intended for persons wishing to become a HCRA registered homebuilder. buildABILITY reserves the right to limit registration to individuals with the necessary demonstrated prerequisite knowledge and expertise.

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