CSC Continuing Education and Hidden Value to Industry
Not just for technical or contract specialists
February 28, 2023 | By Terry Bergen, CCCA
probably heard of CSC's Principles of Construction Documentation (PCD) course.
It is the
foundation of CSC's education and certification program, and successful
graduates can move on to the next set of courses offered by CSC. Eventually, with time and experience they can
become certified technical representatives, specification writers, or contract
there is a "hidden" value of the PCD course and the education it provides... it's not just for technical or contract
knowledge base gained through the PCD course supplements skills and provides
valuable industry context to all
team members of an architectural, engineering, or related industry practice.
technical staff, the PCD course introduces industry best practices for the "delivery tools" of construction documentation and contracts. These topics are often not given much time
and attention in diploma and degree programs.
non-technical staff, the PCD course provides an introduction and valuable
context of understanding construction documents and contracts.
oReceptionists better understand the
documents or requirements a client might call about.
oMarketers will be able to identify
specification or technical submission requirements embedded in an RFP.
oOffice administrators will learn about
contracts and indemnities, and be on the lookout for problematic language when
formatting correspondence and reports.
that takes the PCD course will better understand the shared documentation and
communication requirements between owners, consultants and contractors. This
encourages better, more efficient communication and relationships across the
Victoria office believes in this so strongly that I encourage and support all
our team members to take the PCD course.
Technologists, marketers, receptionists, engineers, drafters,
administrators, modellers - anyone that might write, draw, prepare or review a
technical document, letter or proposal, or have to answer a phone or respond to
an email referencing any one of them.
This is why
I consider the PCD course to be a true gem of industry education.