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September 14, 2021 | By Administrator

Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD)
Technical Representative (TR) - Starting January 2022
Course Code: CNST002 (PCD), CNST004 (TR) 
Start Date:June 7, 2021
End Date: September 12, 2021
Cost: $875 + Taxes and Fees

Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD) 

The Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD) is an introductory course that will teach you the fundamentals of construction documentation. You will learn about specifications, drawings and schedules, products, bidding procedures and contracts. The course is designed for individuals involved in the construction industry who are required to produce, read, review and supply products for, or rely upon, the project manual/specifications. It is ideal for designers, consultants, specification writers, intern architects, architects, contractors, suppliers or manufacturers representatives to name a few. 

The course covers the following topics:
- Ethics and Codes of Conduct
- Construction Process
- Production of Construction Documentation
- Project Delivery and Contract Types
- Codes and Standards
- Risk and Legal Issues
- Contract Administration 
- Communication 

This course is the prerequisite for all other CSC courses and is offered through SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology). 

Technical Representative (TR )
The TR course will provide a better understanding of contract documents and bidding procedures, product representation, professionalism, and ethics, and will provide a new depth of understanding and explanation of concepts beyond what was previously introduced in the PCD course. The course is designed for the individual involved in the supply section of the construction industry such as manufacturer representatives, agents or distributors of products. The student will have successfully completed the PCD course.
This course is a requirement for the Certified Technical Representative (CTR) designation.
Course Outline:
• The Project Manual and Drawings
• The Technical Representative and Consultants
• Construction Product Selection Process
• Materials Selection and Substitutions
• Construction Product Representation
• Effective Technical Assistance
• Information Management and Product Literature
• Product Presentation Techniques
• Contract Liability and Warranties
• Bonds and Insurance
• Material and Product Standards
• Workmanship, Quality, Codes and Standards
• Liens and Liens Legislation
• Contract Administration and Field Services

If you encounter any difficulties during registration, please contact SAIT's Office of the Registrar at 1 877 7248.
For questions about the course or about other CSC courses, please contact Clafton Fiola at 416 777 2198 or via email at

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