E-Learning through BuildForce

E-Learning through BuildForce

The Construction Sector Council, now BuildForce, created the following E-Learning courses to develop a skilled construction workforce. The NNCA is a distributor of the following courses and most, but not all, of the courses below earn Gold Seal Credits.  Contact the NNCA at 867.873.3949 or e-mail for more information or to register.

The Construction Industry Ethics course has been designed to help you understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry through practical examples of ethical decision making. The course contains interactive elements, case studies, practical examples, videos, and a course glossary.
To ensure project success, contractors must be able to provide accurate and professional estimates of costing and materials. This online training course will provide learners with skills and knowledge related to estimating practices, and help them understand the importance of estimates as one of the key first steps in any construction job. The lesson modules cover a wide range of topics, with interactive activities based on real-life field situations to help reinforce the lessons.  Earn 2 Gold Seal Credits.
As Building Information Modeling (BIM) is adopted by more and more companies in the construction industry, its usefulness has expanded beyond the original design phase activities. This course positions BIM in the context of all phases of construction illustrating how to maximize BIM as a tool for the entire construction team. You will see how BIM fits into the construction workflow. It introduces the BIM philosophy in design, bidding, construction, commissioning, delivery, and as-built stages of construction. Earn 1 Gold Seal Credit.
This course has been designed to help improve written, oral, and negotiating skills within the construction industry. Earn 2 Gold Seal Credits.
This course is designed to teach and familiarize owners, managers, supervisors and project managers with construction contracts and contract law; liabilities and responsibilities of all parties to a Contract, compiling and submitting proper extras and claims, and ways and means for leaders to avoid conflict with contracts, owners, trades, and labour. Earn 2 Gold Seal Credits.
Strong supervision skills are key to any construction project. This comprehensive online training program offers the critical basic skills and concepts needed to supervise a crew in the residential, institutional, commercial, industrial, and civil construction sectors. The Course uses activities, and quizzes to reinforce the learning. Earn 5 Gold Seal Credits.
This course has been designed to help managers administer projects from start to finish. Earn 3 Gold Seal Credits.
Confined spaces can be hazardous if not approached with an understanding of how to prepare for entry, how to enter and work safely, and what to do if an incidence occurs. This course will introduce you to the types of confined spaces and the associated hazards. You will learn about the activities within a confined space, and codes of practice. Different types of hazard controls are presented including engineering, administrative, and protective equipment. Earn 1 Gold Seal Credit.
Construction can be a dangerous industry to work in! You work with tools, equipment and vehicles that require special training and consideration, and you work in environments that call for tradespeople to be constantly aware of the potential hazards to your health and safety. This Construction Safety Awareness course was developed by the construction industry as a national course to give you an overview and encourage a general awareness of the health and safety issues you’ll be faced with on any worksite in Canada. Earn 2 Gold Seal Credits.
This course has been designed to help the pipeline worker know how to respond to worksite health and safety issues by taking the worker through the entire pipeline construction process from beginning to end.