GPRO Construction Management Course

  • 23 Jun 2015
  • 24 Jun 2015
  • Weston Room, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto


Date: June 23, 24, 29, 2015
Time: June 23: 9:00am - 1:00pm, June 24: 9:00am - 5:00pm, June 29 (EXAM): 9:00-10:15am
Location: Weston Room, Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto (map)


What’s involved in Construction Activity Pollution Prevention (CAPP)? What’s included in a Construction Indoor Air Quality plan or a Construction Waste Management plan? GPRO Construction Management (CM) explains the essential role CMs play on a sustainable construction project.Taught by industry experts using real-life classroom exercises, GPRO CM gives experienced building professionals the critical tools to transition from conventional to sustainable construction practices. GPRO trained construction management staff can qualify for a LEED point for New Construction projects under LEED Pilot Credit 81.

GPRO CM is ideal for a range of construction and real estate professionals including:

  • Contractors and subcontractors
  • Project managers and site superintendents
  • Foremen
  • Estimators
  • Project architects and engineers
  • Building owners and facilities managers 


Part 1: Fundamentals of Building Green

  • Economic and health benefits of green building
  • Causes and impacts of a changing climate
  • Transitioning to sustainable construction practices
  • Complying with green codes and standards
  • Understanding LEED
  • Overview of green building strategies
  • The importance of commissioning (systems quality assurance)

Part 2: Construction Management

  • The CM’s role in the pre-construction phase of a project
  • Integrating green building systems into the construction schedule
  • Creating and using tools to implement energy efficiency strategies
  • Communicating sustainable construction processes to subcontractors and trades
  • Construction Activity Pollution Prevention
  • Construction Indoor Air Quality
  • Construction Waste Management
  • Critical actions to ensure success during the submittals, rough-in, and fit-out phases
  • The CM’s role in commissioning (Cx) and working effectively with the Cx agent 

It is mandatory to attend all course hours to be eligible to write the exam. GPRO Construction Management qualifies for 10 AIA and GBCI CE Credits. Gold Seal certified individuals are able to self-report this course for 2 Gold Seal credits. 


Michael Tiffe CET, LEED AP+, QCxP, CPMP, HBDP

Michael, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation, owns and operates TAB Mechanical In in Eastern Ontario. A journeyman licensed in the HVAC trade, Michael also has college degrees in Energy Management, Construction Supervision and Industrial Training. Michael was a founding member of the CaGBC’s Education committee and served on the taskforce that adapted LEED EBOM from the US to Canada.

Michael worked as the Construction Manager of the $22 million Energy Performance Contract for CFB Kingston and the Royal Military College planning and implanting a variety of measures. Recently he completed the commissioning tasks for the LEED Gold candidate Hercules Maintenance Hangar at CFB Trenton as the General Contractor’s commissioning agent.  

Jesse Matthews LEED Green Associate, GPRO: CM

Jesse is a General Contractor with over 10 years experience in residential construction, renovation, and retrofits. After completing a number of conventional construction projects, he attended Mohawk College’s Construction Engineering Technician Program where he was able to merge his passion for housing with his interest in sustainability. In addition to managing his own company, Jesse sits on the Board of Directors of Cordage Green, a non-profit housing development in Welland, Ontario. Jesse’s extensive hands-on experience allows him to provide a unique perspective on the many advantages of green building.


Members - $500
Not-Yet Members - $550

Did you know you can receive funding for one third of the original cost? The Chapter has been approved as a training partner for the Canada-Ontario Job Grantpart of a new agreement between Ontario and the federal government to provide funding for new, employer-driven, training initiatives. Under this agreement, the province can support employers in taking a greater role in their workforce skills development. The program is structured so that the cost of training becomes a shared investment between employers and the government. Employers get reimbursed for two-thirds of the cost of training! The Canada-Ontario Job Grant is a way to subsidize CaGBC-GTC education! Click here to browse all of our educational offerings.

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant provides a maximum of $10,000 to be used for the skills development of each employee. The first step for any employer looking to send staff for training is to contact ACCES Employment to learn more about how this grant works and determine whether your organization meets eligibility requirements.

For more information on GPRO and the different GPRO training courses please click here


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