The Construction Advancement Foundation is Northwest Indiana’s leading institution on developing and promoting educational programs that expand and strengthen the safety, quality, productivity, and professionalism of the construction industry. Our state-of-the-art facility has over 10,000 square feet of classroom and training space dedicated to advancing the skills and knowledge of the men and women who work in construction. Courses offered through the Construction Advancement Foundation constantly evolve as new technologies and relevant topics emerge within the industry. Taught by some of the industry’s most knowledgeable instructors, we offer professional development and continuing education courses for professionals in every facet of construction including apprentices, journeymen, field supervision, project managers, estimators, administrative support staff, and executive management.
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.
Time: May 6th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to hazard of entering confined space such at tanks, sewers and other spaces in industry and on construction sites. The class is intended to identify hazards and compliance solutions to the hazards associated with confined space entry in the construction industry.
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Time: May 13th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Defects in design and construction are common. Defects range from mundane or aesthetic defects, to very serious defects that affect the performance of a structure and cause severe economic impacts, to defects that cause catastrophic collapses with tragic results. Regardless of whether a defect is major or minor in nature, a problem remains: defects typically aren’t discovered until long after completion of the work, and defending against defect claims is a tall (and expensive) task. This CAF Professional Development course will help you understands the risks involved in both design and construction and will provide some guidance on how to mitigate some of the most common types of risk.
Time: May 20th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to occupational health hazards and managing occupational health exposures on construction projects. The intent of this training session is to provide information to manage dust mists fumes and other chemicals to effectively to reduce exposures on constructed projects.
Time: May 21st, 2021 | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
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.
Time: May 27th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
This training focuses on OSHA Process Safety requirements that have the potential of causing catastrophic explosions and releases of toxic and explosive materials as it is related to the construction industry. Participants will learn skills to reduce hazards in construction and to prevent catastrophic disasters caused by explosion and releases of toxic and explosive materials which could cause injuries and fatalities.
Time: May 27th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Construction work can be a tricky and dangerous business. Contractors perform a variety of trades and scopes that carry different levels of inherent risks. Failure to plan and financially protect oneself against these risks can have the potential to result in substantial financial and physical harm to both the contractor and the party for whom the contractor is working. Therefore, many projects require contractors to carry an insurance policy, a surety bond, or in some cases, both. There are often misunderstandings amongst contractors regarding exactly what the two of these are, why they are required, and how they differ. These misunderstandings can result in financial disaster, including the complete bankruptcy of the company and personal liability for their owners, so it’s crucial to be educated about these products. This CAF Professional Development course will help you minimize the legal risks to your company and make sure you are prepared for all possible outcomes.
Time: Jun 3rd, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Learn the Hazards of Crystalline Silica Exposures.
Time: Jun 10th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
This Train the Trainer program offers participants an opportunity to train all 9 of the Site Safety Certificate Programs which includes:
* Safety Administration
* Trenching & Excavating
* Process Safety Management
* Risk Assessment
* Confined Space
* Industrial Hygiene
* Electrical Safety
* Fall Protection
* Silica in Construction
Prerequisite: You must have a Construction Site Safety Certificate of completion and have attended all Site Safety Classes.
Please bring your laptop to class.
Time: Jun 10th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Getting paid for work performed on a construction project is obviously one of the most important issues for all parties involved in each project. Most contracts contain provisions relating to progress and final payments, retention, withholding payments for defective work, delays, liens or payment bond claims, suspension of work, and termination of the contract. All of those provisions can, in one way or another, affect when and how much you may be paid under your contract. Delays in receiving payment erode profitability and it can mean disaster if the unpaid amount is large and the delay is long. This CAF Professional Development course will help understand the construction law relating to payment terms and remedies for the construction contractor.