About Us

We are a trusted Industry Partner

Constructionlab repeatedly services construction association clients across Ontario and throughout Canada.   We develop and deliver Gold Seal best practice workshops and are engaged for special projects like e-learning and best practice bulletin development.    Mixed trade and specialized trade associations seek out our expertise when creating and delivering on best practices in the construction industry in Canada.  Fully insured, our expertise is guidance you can count on, every time. 


Our leadership inspires action.   Constructionlab and now constructionsupport.ca were founded by a life long contributor to the construction industry in Canada.   Our boutique style approach ensures maximum personal attention and attention to detail .  Derek A. Smith is regarded as innovative and a tireless advocate for the industry.   To date, Derek has personally worked with over 3000 attendees at construction industry workshops in both the ICI and residential sectors of the industry.  Derek has developed 6 Gold Seal courses adopted by the Canadian Construction Association professional development program.

What people say about us

"Derek is an outstanding course author and facilitator. He creates a learning environment where students not only gain from his vast personal knowledge and experience, but also through specifically structured simulations that provoke high level reflection and critical thinking skills for course participants. Having now hired Derek to deliver 5 different construction industry courses, I cannot recommend him enough."

Adam Pinder

Executive Director 

Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association

“Just a quick note to say that some of my staff, including my manager of Construction, attended the OCA’s Construction 101 training on November 21st and 22nd. I had an opportunity to get their feedback and the course was described as nothing short of amazing. They had a lot of positive comments on the material and the instructor. In fact, I have received nothing but positive feedback ......”

Alain Dorion

Directeur principal/Senior Director

Real Property Contracting Directorate

Public Services and Procurement Canada