The 2020 ORBA Road Building Academy was a great success!

The ORBA Road Building Academy took place February 24 – 28 at the BMO Institute for Learning in Scarborough, ON. Thank you to our 307 attendees and instructors for helping to make 2020 a phenomenal year. Please see below for highlights and testimonials.

H. Wayne Jones, Asphalt Institute’s Regional Engineer, provides instruction at the Paving Inspector Course offered for the first time in Canada.

TESTIMONIALS

“[Introduction to Design of Roadway Protection Systems and Cofferdams] is one of the best instruction courses I’ve taken. I have attended courses through another program.  However, at the Academy the instructors, are excellent and the course is very focused.  I can apply this knowledge right away and this quality of instruction is comparable to what I received at McMaster University.  I will use this knowledge to estimate on bids.”

Scott Beeson – Project Engineer – Pedersen Construction

COURSE: Introduction to Design of Roadway Protection Systems and Cofferdams
INSTRUCTORS: MIKE JUSTASON, P.Eng, MBA, M.Eng, Associate Professor – McMaster University and ANDREW WELTZ, P.Eng, Vice President, Eastern Canada – BAUER Foundations Canada

“The Emotional Intelligence course was engaging and interactive.  I can apply this right away. As a supervisor, I deal with many different people on the job site. This course helped to build better inter-relational skills, people skills and will better equip me on how to work as an inclusive team. Also, the networking aspect of Academy is great. I’ve gotten to meet several different people from multiple companies. It has definitely been worth the drive down from Sudbury.”

Ryan Campsall – Construction Supervisor – Pioneer Construction

COURSE: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Watt, President of Nancy Watt Communications