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WCA | Canadian Healthcare Construction Course

April 27 2023

Canadian Healthcare Construction Course

The Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES), in conjunction with American Society of Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), is offering the only course in Canada designed to meet the unique needs of healthcare construction professionals. Course sessions will address information on contemporary issues related to construction and renovation within the Canadian healthcare environment. By participating in this training program you will gain valuable information in key areas such as:

  • Planning, Design and Construction (PDC) Process

  • Building and Fire Codes

  • Infection Control

  • Mechanical and Plumbing Systems

  • Medical Gas Systems

  • Electrical Systems

  • Emergency Preparedness

  • Construction Risk Assessment and Special Environments

  • Commissioning

  • Owner Expectations of Designers and Constructors

At the end of the program you will be given a Healthcare Construction Certificate documenting your participation (valid for three years).

Benefits of Course
At the end of this course you will be able to communicate with healthcare professionals during the negotiation and/or bidding process in language that demonstrates your understanding of the major issues, such as

  • Needs and expectations of the healthcare facility owner, staff, patients and visitors as it applies to the construction process.

  • Inner workings of a healthcare facility and appropriate practices and safeguards that can result in decreased liability.

  • Ways to strengthen the relationship between the construction professional and the business industry.

  • Methods to integrate a "quality control" program into the construction process.

  • Promoting yourself and your company by demonstrating your understanding of the latest compliance issues facing the healthcare and construction market.

  • Risk management issues that need to be addressed when working in a healthcare facility.

For more course information: CanHCC Program Outline

For a video preview of the course: CanHCC Video Overview

Intended Audience
If you are a construction professional either working in the healthcare market or looking to expand into this market being one of the elite in the healthcare construction market by earning your Healthcare Construction Certificate, giving you and your company a competitive edge when negotiating contracts with healthcare facilities. Including:

  • Contractors (general and trades)

  • Facility Managers

  • Design Consultants (engineers and architects)

This course is delivered by a team of three instructors:

  • Gordon D. Burrill, P.Eng., FASHE, CHFM, CHC, CCHFM
    Teegor Consulting Inc.

  • George Pankiw, P.Eng., CCHFM, CHFM
    Site Manager, Facilities Management, Hamilton General Site/St. Peter's Site
    Hamilton Health Sciences
    Hamilton ON

  • Jeff Smith, BA

MCW Hemisphere Ltd.
Edmonton, AB

For further information CLICK HERE