MA CSL Required Competency 2016 Renewal
This six-hour course fulfills all CSL continuing education renewal requirements. The fully narrated course will satisfy the following required topics:
- Code Review (1 HR),
- Workplace Safety (1HR),
- Business Practices/Workers’ Compensation (1 HR),
- Energy (1 HR),
- and Lead Safe Practices (2 HRs)
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the changes made to the 2009 International Conservation Codes and how those changes can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption.
- Recognize the hazards inherent at a construction job site, and describe ways to prevent them.
- Outline the regulations surrounding Massachusetts’ Workers’ Compensation and determine how best to both protect employees and manage costs.
- Identify the hazards associated with lead paint disturbance, and the rules that surround the industry when renovating.
- Explain some of the cost savings in both labor and materials associated with energy efficient systems.
Chapter 1- MA Energy Code
*Learning Objectives: 1) Explain the changes made to the 2009 International Conservation Codes. 2) Understand what measures can be taken to incorporate these changes into construction projects/design. 3) Recognize how the changes can ultimately reduce and conserve energy consumption.
3. Building Envelope
4. Mechanical Systems
5. MA Stretch Code
Chapter 2- Workplace Safety
*Learning Objectives: 1) Understand and describe the basic components of a construction safety program.
2) Be able to recognize the hazards inherent at a construction job site, and describe ways to prevent them.
3) Discuss the responsibilities of both the employer and employee in observing safety practices.
1. Safety Programs
3. Fall Protection
4. Stairs and Ladders
8. Materials Handling
Chapter 3- Time Management
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe how to develop a Critical Path 2) Explain the features of an Activity Node.
2. Critical Path
Chapter 4- Quality Control
*Learning Objectives: 1) Describe the benefits of good communication with subcontractors. 2) List several elements of a construction Daily Log Book.
3. Daily Log Book
Chapter 5- Erosion Control
*Learning Objective: 1) Understand the contractor’s responsibility for erosion control.
1. Best Practices
2. Sediment Fences
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Drones in Construction Course Syllabus
Drones are the new tool companies are raving about for their marketing and personal use. There are many potential uses for drones in the construction industry, but there are rules and regulations set in place that currently don’t allow them. So why should you care? Because you need to stay up to date with technology and ahead of the competition. This course is designed to familiarize business owners with the practical use of drone technology. The following topics will be discussed:
- Types of UAV/Drone Technology
- Federal Rules and Regulations associated with UAVs
- Cost of Drones (Pros and Cons)
- Drones in your Industry (overview)
- Acquiring Images
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Become knowledgeable about available technology and proper use of drones.
- Learn the basics of aerial survey and mapping.
- Explain the FAA application process for an FAA 333 Exemption.
- Learn the benefits of UAV application in marketing and advertising.
DRONES IN CONSTRUCTION
Overview (20 Minutes)
3. Overhead Imagery
Types of Drones (25 Minutes)
1. Large Platform
2. Most Popular
3. First Person View
Federal Rules and Regulations (15 Minutes)
1. Drone Act
2. FAA 333 Exemption
3. Minimum Requirements
4. FAA Recommendations
Industry Uses (20 Minutes)
6. Pros and Cons
Marketing and Advertising (15 Minutes)
1. Real Estate
2. Resort and Hotel
4. Brand Awareness
Security (25 Minutes)
1. FCC Rules on Jamming
2. Airport and Port Security
3. Event Protection
Acquiring Imagery (40 Minutes)
2. Still vs. Video
5. Shadows and Color
Final Assessment: 40 Questions