Staying Alive: Construction Safety
Instructor: Steven St Laurent
This video training course outlines the most important work-related hazards found on a construction site. Instructor Steve St. Laurent provides years of experience in the safety field, sharing his knowledge in a fun and entertaining way. This course explores typical hazards found on the site, the reasons behind careless behavior, and the ramifications of poor training and lack of safety programs. The goal is to provide “safety nuggets” that will inspire viewers to practice safety first, in a way that will prevent injuries at work and at home.
This Course Covers:
- Top Five Hazards in Residential Construction
- Personal Protective Equipment
- 10 Best Practices
- Fall Protection
- Hazard Communication
- Tool Safety
- Materials Handling
Instructor: Larry Rospierski
Residential construction project management is a unique construction setting. There are three main genres of project manager and each one has unique benefits and struggles. Each stage of the construction process must be considered while managing a project. This eight-hour course describes the types of residential project managers, the characteristics of a successful project manager, and what a successful project requires from bidding to closure.
This Course Covers:
- Role and primary objectives of a Residential Project Manager
- Project Manager Qualifications, challenges and skillsets
- Establishing Quality Control Measures
- Do’s and Don’ts of a Successful Construction Project Manager
- The Basic Tools, staff and equipment
- The Legal Aspects of Project Management
- Develop Plans and Specifications
- Staffing, bidding, budgeting, execution and closure
- The Process and Steps of Construction Loans and types of funding
- Bidding, the rules, potential bidders and types of bids
- Determining Reliable Suppliers
- The Art of Estimating, pricing, profit goals and budgeting
- Benefits of Cost Management
- Wage vs. Profit
- Completion Date and scheduling
- Project or Product Cost Overruns
- Erosion, Sedimentation and control measures for both
- Obstacles to Closing
- Final Homeowner Inspection, escrows and final closing
- The C-O and TC_O
- Warranty Value
- The Closing Package
- Practical Applications (estimating, job cost details, scheduling)
2010 ADA Standards: Key Features and Elements
Instructor: Roger Peck
The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life, to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services. The 2010 Standards set minimum requirements, both scoping and technical, for newly designed and constructed, or altered State and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.
This video course covers the fourth through tenth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The material for this course is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, including on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings used by both the public and private sector.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Be able recognize what exterior and interior components can and should comply with ADA standards.
- Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
- Identify requirements for proper maneuvering space, clearance and accessible routes.
- Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.
This course covers:
- Accessible Routes
- General Site & Building Elements
- Plumbing Elements and Facilities
- Communication Elements and Features
- Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements
- Built-In Elements
- Recreational Facilities
Estimating and Bidding for Success
Instructor: Paul Acker
This course is an introduction to the construction estimating process. Although this course will be beneficial to junior estimators just entering in this field, it could also help architects, engineers and contractors become more familiar with how bids are prepared. The following material will explain the methods of construction delivery, different types of estimates, and the tools needed by the estimator to tender a bid. Being able to read and understand blueprints is also integral to the estimating process. Knowing how to apply and itemize costs for specific activities and materials, based on a set of plans and related professional resources, is key. The estimator who can visualize the project, and accurately determine its costs will become one of the most important persons in any construction company.
This course covers:
- Methods of Construction Delivery
- Types of Contracts
- Types of Estimates
- Bid Documents
- The Bid Team
- Structuring the Bid Program
- Parts of a Blueprint
- Reading the Plans
- Guidelines for Estimating
Social Media Marketing for Construction Trades
Learn the ins and outs of social media marketing from experts that work in both social media and the construction industry. Use these tools and tricks to upgrade your personal and professional profiles, drive leads, and increase business.
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