Built on a foundation of modern construction industry knowledge, our combined expertise spans over 40 years in full scope project delivery including professional design, construction project management and professional construction contract administration. As a Canadian construction industry generalist firm, we remain independent in our thought leadership and unencumbered by any one particular interest group. This allows us to look broadly at a challenge and apply best practices from varying perspectives and in the interest of project collaboration.
Constructionlab has earned a reputation as the most sought after construction management and supply chain professional development, course design, and construction industry training firm in Ontario; and beyond. Our classes are attended by lawyers, procurement specialists, plans examiners, paralegals, project managers, project coordinators, site superintendents, foremen/women, carpenters, labourers, business executives, architects, engineers, building scientists, developers and financial investment leaders.
Our affordable course design combined with high level learning outcomes remain innovative, forward thinking and leading edge while breaking down complexities for participants. We have evolved over the past 5 years and garnered the attention and support of local, provincial and national employer associations in addition to several local and national and even international corporations. We can customize training in 1 day sessions, or 1 week professional development blitzes in your organization. To date, we have mentored and facilitated sessions with over 3000 attendees and delivered over 175 in-class sessions.
While we support and use e-learning, for maximum benefit and threshold knowledge, we subscribe to classroom group session singular or multi-stakeholder environments, designed to leverage the facilitation, lecturing and group work that forms part of the learning experience.
Offering clients and course attendees 25 Years of construction industry experience in Canada, Derek is a trained design professional having practised for over 15 years of his career collaborating on over $300 million in built or contemplated ICI and residential projects. As the CEO of the London & District Construction Association (2007-2012) he acted as employer bargaining agent to General Contractors in a successful strike free round (2010). LDCA was also where he was exposed to Government Relations and industry advocacy activities, having chaired the Construction Lien Act Amendment committee for the Council of Ontario Construction Associations. His work has led to developing a firm commitment to balancing interests through industry advocacy.
A thought leader on construction project supply chain from conceptual design through total performance, workshop and course developer/facilitator sought out by the largest to the smallest AEC companies in Canada working in the design and construction space. Derek has developed 5 Gold Seal courses, a dozen corporate training sessions for global companies, and delivered to over 3000 construction stakeholders since 2013, including project managers, lawyers, architects, engineers, procurement professionals, sub-contractors and more. Derek has been a trusted advisor to the Canadian Construction Association, and Canadian Construction Innovations.
Offering Constructionlab over 15 years industry experience in ICI, and residential construction, Jeff has challenged industry standards by completing accreditation on the tools and through management training. Completing the Red Seal carpentry apprenticeship program, Jeff gained experience as a framer and concrete specialist, building custom homes and installing Insulated Concrete Forms ICF across Canada.
As a lead carpenter and supervisor, he has worked on numerous civil construction projects such as; the revitalization of Regent Park, Cawthra Square Park(Barbara Hall Park) and the Markham Multi-Use Pathways. This led to overseeing the construction of trails, parks, and the civil aspects of electrical transformer stations while earning a gold seal certification in project management and being an active part in his current team achieving COR.
Jeff is an engaged facilitator, with enormous amounts of energy and enthusiasm when working with a myriad of project stakeholders.
Supervising and project managing several $25 million value construction projects in any year. Jeffrey is a resident of beautiful Uxbridge Ontario, north of Toronto.