Upcoming Schedule & Course Registration

February 2023

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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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Industrial Hygiene involves exposure to chemicals and toxins in the workplace. This course will provide an overview of health hazards in construction and methods to control these hazards.

Cost: $100
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Time: 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Participants in this course will be able to identify different types of costs in a project and how each can be managed to add to the bottom line.  In addition, participants will study how variability in labor, material, equipment, and subcontractor costs affect the profitability of a project. 

In this course, participants will identify the different types of costs, forecast the cost, identify the risks associated with a project, and gain techniques to mitigate the risks.  Interactive exercises are used to review and analyze job cost reports to make business decisions using the information.  The learners will discover an effective and efficient method to identify the key cost and profit movers for a project and how to manage them for improved profitability.

This is an required course for the Construction Management Certificate (CMC) program.

Cost: $200
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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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OSHA created a higher standard of safety for chemical facilities including refineries & coke plants. This course offers a review of the OSHA process safety standard. This review also includes the requirement for contractors working in the facilities.

Cost: $100
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March 2023

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Time: 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
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Whether at a jobsite or in an office, there are times when you will have to deal with difficult people. These people can be difficult because there is a difference of opinion, or approach to completing work. Sometimes, it’s just a personality difference. Regardless of the reasons, if these encounters are not handled productively, teams and the people on the teams can experience harassment, or at a minimum, do not achieve their full potential.

Dealing with difficult people is a problem that will not cease. However, learning how to recognize and address the conflict is necessary to achieve business results. Communication between people of different experience levels and ages will continue to be a key to growing personally and professionally.

This course teaches the learners why people can be difficult by describing some underlying reasons for their behavior. The learners will apply methods to understand what may be causing the person to be difficult and how to focus on mutual outcomes. The learners will discover and use communication techniques that diffuse emotional energy and promote trust between individuals. Learners will assess their natural communication style, and how to identify the same for those they work with in business or their personal lives.

This is an elective course for the Construction Management Certificate (CMC) program.

Cost: $200
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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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This course will provide an overview of OSHA Administrative requirements and an understanding of the OSHAct and standards.

Cost: $100
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Time: 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Learners in the course will gain effective methods to recognize why changes occur on projects, how to address the request for change contractually, and the methods for field implementation.

The session covers:

  1. Introduction to Change – What and Why does it occur
  2. Phases of the Project Life Cycle
  3. Six Secrets to Effective Scope Control
  4. Principles of Effective Change Management
  5. Recommended Practices for Change Order Management
  6. Using the Theory in the “Real World”

The first two sections address how to recognize the type of change requested.  Is the request a significant change in scope, or a modification to the current scope of work?  Participants will learn about the project development stages which drive change and how to understand the goals of the client.

The third and fourth sections provide specific effective processes to assure that the project scope change is clearly defined, and the impact is understood within the construction lifecycle. The participant will practice processes for clarifying, documenting, and agreeing to changes utilizing checklists to assure the risks, and operation plans meet the company and client goals.

The final two sections describe the best practices to develop a change proposal and incorporate the change into the contract.  These steps will assure the impact of the change is documented, the cost is trackable, and the scope is incorporated into the ongoing workflow.  This section includes an interactive exercise to develop a change to a project.  Participants will assess, document, cost, and negotiate a change on a project.  The participants will leave this session will a better understanding of how to organize the information, assure the cost and time impacts are considered, how to communicate the impacts of a requested change, and how to achieve their goals.

This is an elective course for the Construction Management Certificate (CMC) program.

Cost: $200
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Time: 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Few industries rely on effective leadership for success more than the construction industry. With the overwhelming number of activities on any given job, it takes resourceful leadership to pull them all together. This presentation will be a summary level of basic 101 leadership techniques that apply to not only construction, but any team. The construction industry has many opportunities to lead teams. All of us need to be self-reflective on how we are doing and what can we do to get better. This Construction Advancement Foundation workshop will enhance your individual skills and provide you with a handful of tools which will help you to become a more effective leader.

This is a required course for the Construction Management Certificate (CMC) program.

Cost: $200
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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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This course is designed to provide information on assessing risks in the construction workplace. The intent of this class is to teach students how to mitigate risks & evaluate accident trends.

Cost: $100
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Time: 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Medic First Aid will be providing a First Aid / CPR certification class. The courses are sponsored by the Safety & Health Committee of the Construction Advancement Foundation.

Cost: $50
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Time: 08:00 am to 12:15 pm
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- OSHA Standards for Fire Safety

- Review Fire Hazards for Construction Projects

- Fire Prevention and Suppression

- Fire Watch

Cost: $0
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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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- OSHA Standards for Fire Safety

- Review Fire Hazards for Construction Projects

- Fire Prevention and Suppression

- Fire Watch

Cost: $0
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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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Fall hazards are the leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries. The course will teach students to identify and resolve fall hazards.

Cost: $100
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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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Excavation hazards have caused numerous fatalities in the construction industry. This class offers a review of the OSHA regulations and method of preventing fatalities.

Cost: $100
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Time: 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Learners in the course will gain effective methods for scheduling projects, forecasting labor and cash flow, and communicating information to the project team and stakeholders. 

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of Project Management in achieving project outcomes.
  2. Utilize schedules to achieve business goals and overcome project schedule bias.
  3. Leverage scheduling tools to develop an attainable schedule and managed project outcome.
  4. Apply techniques to forecast labor flow throughout a project.
  5. Evaluate project cost and cash flow.
  6. Apply techniques to effectively communicate with team members.

 
The course is divided into five sections.  The first two sections address how project management is applied in all roles within a project team.  Participants will practice techniques to provide and receive information in a structured way. They will also identify the obstacles to developing achievable schedules and communicate realistic outcomes for the project.

The third, fourth and fifth sections provide the learner with processes to develop fact-based, defined schedules built upon logical constraints.  The forecasting tools acquired in this course can be applied to additional labor, safety, and cost forecasting.  The participants will compare project specific information to industry norms and prescribe changes to the project approach if necessary. The techniques in this course will be practiced through exercised-based learning.

The final section describes the best practices to communicate these tools to their project specific team and build engagement within the team.  The learners will leave this session with a better understanding of how to consistently organize a schedule, assure the cost and time impacts are considered, how to communicate the schedule to multiple stakeholders on a project.

This is a required course for the Construction Management Certificate (CMC) program.

Cost: $200
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April 2023

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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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Electrical exposures have caused numerous injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. This course will address the hazards that workers and electricians are exposed to in the workplace, as well as applicable standards.

Cost: $100
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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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Confined spaces are dangerous and have resulted in death and serious physical harm to workers. This course will review the hazards associated with working in confined spaces and methods of controlling hazards.

Cost: $100
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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
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Industrial Hygiene involves exposure to chemicals and toxins in the workplace. This course will provide an overview of health hazards in construction and methods to control these hazards.

Cost: $100
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Time: 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
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In construction, we are often thrust onto teams that we had little to no influence in picking the team. We are forced to deliver a successful project often relying on others who might not even have a contractual relationship – architects, engineers, etc… With tight margins and schedules, we do not have time to fool around with poor communication and dragging team members along. This presentation will focus on how to best set the stage for kicking off a challenging project and ensuring success for all team members. Best practices will be transferable to any team. This CAF Workshop is designed for anyone who has to take charge of a multi-disciplinary/company team (contractor, subcontractors, client, architect, engineer, etc.) and drive results.

This is an elective course for the Construction Management Certificate (CMC) program.

Cost: $200
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Time: 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
Class Description:

OSHA created a higher standard of safety for chemical facilities including refineries & coke plants. This course offers a review of the OSHA process safety standard. This review also includes the requirement for contractors working in the facilities.

Cost: $100
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Online Safety Training

The CAF has partnered with ClickSafety! ClickSafety is an online training service that is authorized to deliver OSHA 10 cards, OSHA 30 hour cards, and other online training. There is a cost for this service but the CAF has discounted pricing for contributing contractors. To take advantage of the discounted training, click on the Icon below and create an account to get started.

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