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
Contracts, Liabilities and Risk Management
Instructor: Pete Costanza
This six-hour course explains the principles of contract law and the important elements of a home building and remodeling contract. The difference between various contracts used in the residential construction industry is also described. Requirements and types of insurance are also covered in this course, as well as the details of Workers Compensation.
This Course Covers:
- Contracts – their terms, documents, samples, pricing and what is required
- Request for Proposal and sample RFP
- Fundamentals of Contract Law
- Written and Oral Contracts
- Offer and Acceptance
- Void and Voidable Contracts
- Michigan Contract Laws, statutes of limitations, Home Solicitation Act and prohibited conduct
- Insurance, Surety Bonds, Homeowner’s, Auto, No-fault and Health Insurance and Workers’ Compensation
- Foreclosure Due to Non-Payment or Delinquent Taxes
- Health Insurance with HSA
- Warranties, breach of warranty, remedies and guidelines
- Breach of Warranty
- Construction defects and delays
- Failure to submit change orders, abandoning the job after payment and failure to pay subcontractors
- Abandoning the job after receiving payment
- Arbitration, mediation, adjudication and court proceedings
Energy, Weatherization and Renewable Resources
Instructor: Rodger Peck
2015 MI Code: The new code reflects several changes in energy efficiency for the Michigan Energy Code. Generally, the purpose of these changes is to conserve energy through improved efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting, and new materials and techniques. It sets the baseline for the building envelope, systems, and equipment.
Weatherization: Students successfully completing this three hour portion will gain confidence in their ability to reduce building envelope failure using proven methods of construction. Building homes that are well protected from the weather is important for all building professionals. The majority of problems stem from improper procedures and workmanship. Sometimes a problem is found in the design of a home, adding to disputes over poor workmanship. The very best defense against moisture issues in a home is in training the workforce in how moisture enters into the internal structural areas of a home and what procedures to use in the many tasks involved to head off these problems.
Renewable Energy: Renewable energy is contributing more and more to the world’s ever-rising energy demands. Wind and solar energy generation systems are about to reach the level of affordability that will allow them to be considered equal to conventional power generation systems like fossil fuel plants and hydro-electric dams. Contractors should know what products are on the market, what rebates and incentives are available for their customers who want to take advantage of energy efficient resources and components.
This Course Covers:
MICHIGAN ENERGY CODE
- Why is There a Problem?
- The Building Envelope System
- Foundation Construction
- Wall Construction
- Roof Construction
- Window and Door Installation
- Ventilation System Installation and Requirements
- Building Envelope Best Practices
- Consumer Remedies
- Wind Power
- Solar Energy Use
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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