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Training and Education

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.

TRAINING & EDUCATION CLASSES

+ FEBRUARY 2019

+ (02-28-2019) - BASF Precision Grout Training Seminar

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Time: Feb 28th, 2019 | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
Class Description: Eligible for 1 PDH for Professional Engineers. BASF, Calumet Lumber, DLZ and the Construction Advancement Foundation are joining forces to bring you an educational training seminar on proper Precision Grouting of critical rotating and dynamic equipment. Grout should not be considered just a flowable material afterthought. This seminar will help you better understand cementitious, hybrid, and epoxy grout technologies along with installation techniques for the different products. The seminar will include a classroom session (1 PDH credit) and a hands-on portion. We are going to demonstrate the proper mixing and placement procedures for these products, including how to pump epoxy grout effectively. To help improve your organizations quality control, DLZ is going to demonstrate how to properly cast and test grout specimens for these different technologies. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Cost: FREE
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  • + MARCH 2019

    + (03-01-2019) - 8 Hour Trenching and Excavating OSHA Subpart P

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    Time: Mar 1st, 2019 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This Class is part of the CAF Construction Site Safety Certificate Program. This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to trenching and excavation. Among other hazards discussed the program focuses on preventing cave-in hazards that could result in fatalities. The training also focuses on soils classification and protective measure to prevent worker injuries and fatalities.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (03-06-2019) - Mentoring 101 - Best Practices of Mentoring

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    Time: Mar 6th, 2019 | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: SPECIAL OFFER: Group Discounts apply for contractors who send groups of 3 or more. If we reflect on our careers there are a handful of people who professionally helped mold and guide us along the way. Might have been that crusty superintendent, demanding coach, or patient grandparent. They were our mentors whether they knew it or not. As our industry retires massive numbers we are greeted with a shortage of young people. It is more important than ever to help pass along knowledge and skills to others. This program will focus on the key skills of mentoring. While we will focus on construction, these skills can help anyone in their home and work life. It doesn’t matter if you work in the corner office, front line of the project, or coaching from a side-line. We are all mentors and owe it to this great industry to help leave a legacy.
    Cost: $100
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  • + (03-08-2019) - 8 Hour Electrical Safety OSHA Subpart S

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    Time: Mar 8th, 2019 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This Class is part of the CAF Construction Site Safety Certificate Program. This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to electrical safety. The class also includes a discussion of the NFPA requirements for arc flash and arc blast hazards. The intent of the class is to provide information that the participant can use to manage or prevent electrical hazards.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (03-15-2019) - 8 Hour Confined Space Training

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    Time: Mar 15th, 2019 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: This Class is part of the CAF Construction Site Safety Certificate Program. This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to hazard of entering confined space such as 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.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (03-21-2019) - Every Dollar Counts - Cost Control for Contractors

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    Time: Mar 21st, 2019 | 07:30 am to 11:30 am
    Class Description: Participants in this course will learn how to identify different types of cost in a project and how each can be managed to add to the bottom line. The participants will see how labor, material, equipment and subcontractor costs affect the profitability of a project and they will learn how to identify the risks associated with a project. The participants will participate in interactive exercises to review and analyze job cost reports and make business decisions using information. The participants will learn an effective and efficient method to identify the key cost and profit movers for a project and how to manage them for improved profitability. **DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO CONTRACTORS WHO SEND GROUPS OF THREE OR MORE**
    Cost: $100
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  • + (03-21-2019) - Crucial Conversations and Negotiating Strategies for Contractors

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    Time: Mar 21st, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    Class Description: Participants in the course will learn effective methods to communicate when the stakes are high and the outcomes are important. The session will cover two types of communication: Crucial conversations which are those that have high emotion and involve conflict of ideas, and negotiations which involve getting what you want through dialogue and purpose. **DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO CONTRACTORS WHO SEND GROUPS OF THREE OR MORE**
    Cost: $100
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  • + (03-22-2019) - 8 Hour Industrial Hygiene and Environmental

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    Time: Mar 22nd, 2019 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: 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.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (03-22-2019) - First Aid / CPR Certification

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    Time: Mar 22nd, 2019 | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: 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: $50.00 per person
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  • + (03-29-2019) - 8 Hour Process Safety Management

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    Time: Mar 29th, 2019 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: 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.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + APRIL 2019

    + (04-26-2019) - Deal with Dirt During Construction - Earthwork Basics for Contractors, Construction Managers, Developers, and Civil Engineers

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    Time: Apr 26th, 2019 | 11:30 am to 03:30 pm
    Class Description: *This class qualifies for 3 professional development hours (PDHs) for civil engineers Geotechnical properties of soils influence the stability of civil engineering structures like buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels, dams, towers, etc. Building on the wrong soil can impact the structural integrity of the structure and lead to costly rework as well as legal trouble. Therefore, it is critical to understand soils and their applications in the construction process. This seminar will include a comprehensive discussion on soil types, classification, and how to deal with problematic soils during construction. The presentation will cover soil classification, field exploration, lab tests, earthwork operation, field compaction, various types of soil stabilization techniques, etc. Who Sould Attend: Contractors, developers, construction managers, civil engineers, project managers, field superintendents, and others who are involved in earthwork activities.
    Cost: $40
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  • + MAY 2019


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