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  • Video 60-Hour Course
  • Book: 2015 Michigan Code Book (Most Current)
  • Book: Carpentry & Construction
  • Free Exam Prep Program
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Licensed
  • Free Construction Math Simplified Course
  • Free Video Course:  Social Media for Contractors

Michigan Residential Code Book 2015 (Most Current)

Produced by the International Code Council, Inc. (ICC)  This is the latest edition that is available for the Michigan Residential Code for one- and two-family dwellings and the Michigan Uniform Energy Code.  The State of Michigan requires all licensed builders and contractors to own this including those taking the state exam to become licensed. 

$145.00

Carpentry and Building Construction 2016 Edition

Carpentry & Building Construction is a comprehensive carpentry book that focuses on residential construction with many procedures also applying to light commercial construction. The informative text provides detailed, heavily illustrated information about materials, tools, and processes, with many step-by-step procedures.  It is recommended for all states as a helpful text in studying for any of the trades exams and is an excellent reference source for contractors to own.

$110.00

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OVERVIEW OF BUILDING TRADES

Instructor:  Mike Wood

This nine-hour course provides an overview of building trade skills. The information provided in this course would be advantageous for anyone seeking to start a residential building project or enter into the building industry. Students must answer 70% of the questions correctly in order to receive credit/certification for the course.

This Course Covers:

  • Excavation and Sitework
  • Permitting and Inspections
  • Floodplains
  • Measurements and Markings
  • Construction tools
  • Soil Conditions and compaction
  • Wells and Water
  • Footings and foundations
  • Foundations, Flooring and examples
  • Framing, roofing and sheathing
  • Water Barriers, ventilation, insulation, siding and gutters
  • Stairs
  • Windows and window types
  • Masonry
  • Exterior Finish
  • House Plan Walkthrough

BUSINESS OF BUILDING

Instructor:  Rodger Peck

This seven-hour course will provide new builders with an understanding of the Code of Conduct and their responsibilities to their employees, to their customers, and to the government. It includes knowledge needed in order for them to successfully maneuver through new business startup stages.

This Course Covers:

  • Hierarchy of Michigan Government with Respect to Residential Builders
  • State of Michigan Government Websites
  • Michigan Compiled Laws — Occupational Code Articles 2, 5, 6, and 24
  • Michigan Compiled Laws — Administrative Rules and State License Fee Act
  • Construction Lien Documents and Laws Overview
  • Establishing a Business Entity
  • Business Finance
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Employees vs Independent Contractors
  • Payroll taxes
  • Labor Laws
  • Bidding and Estimating
  • Developing a Project Budget
  • Environmental Laws

RESIDENTIAL CODE REVIEW

Instructor:  Larry Rospierski

This eight-hour course is a review of the codes required for residential construction. This course focuses on the 2015 Michigan Residential Code book and the latest changes. The 2015 MRC is a comprehensive stand-alone residential code that establishes minimum requirements for one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses, with the purpose of safeguarding the health and safety of the public.

A 70% passing score on each assessment is required to move on to the next chapter. Students must answer 70% of the questions correctly in order to receive credit/certification for the course.

This Course Covers:

  • Administration
  • Definitions
  • Building Planning and Construction
  • Foundations
  • Floors
  • Wall Construction
  • Wall Covering
  • Roof Construction
  • Ceiling Construction
  • Roof Assemblies
  • Chimneys and Fireplaces
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Non-Structural
  • Appendices

 

 


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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 Dont’s 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, excrows and final closing
  • The C-O and TC_O
  • Warranty Value
  • The Closing Package
  • Practical Applications (estimating, job cost details, scheduling)

 

 


RESIDENTIAL 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
  • Ladders
  • Electricity
  • Scaffolds
  • Hazard Communication
  • Tool Safety
  • Materials Handling

 


BUILDING GREEN

Instructor:  Mike Wood

This seven-hour course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment while providing a great economic benefit to the homeowner. Students will learn the importance of incorporating energy-efficiency into their building projects.

A 70% passing score on each assessment is required to move on to the next chapter. Students must answer 70% of the questions correctly in order to receive credit/certification for the course.


This Course Covers:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Energy Codes
  • Construction Waste Management
  • Selling Green Building
  • History of Energy Efficiency
  • Electricity, Natural gas, propane, geothermal, wind, solar, biomass, heating oil
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Foundations
  • Advanced Framing Techniques (thermal bridging, insulated headers and studs, SIP’s)
  • Wall and Roof Sheathing
  • Air and Vapor Barriers, leakeage, house wrap, Zip system
  • Doors, Windows, and Skylights
  • Insulation types and R-value
  • The Building Envelope and Diagnostic testing
  • Problem Areas and penetrations
  • Heating and Cooling Systems and types
  • Lighting and Appliances
  • Passive Houses and their standards and Zero houses
  • Space Heating and Cooling and Thermal comfort
  • Regenerative vs Sustainable
  • Capturing Rainwater
  • Thermal Efficient Construction
  • Green Building Certifications, Energy Star ratings, HES ratings, HERS Index, Zero Energy, LEED and PHIUS+
  • Case Studies

 

 


MARKETING FOR BUILDING CONTRACTORS

Instructor:  Dean Rose

Marketing is an essential part of running a successful business. This six-hour course will show students how to put together a customized, cost-effective marketing program that will work year after year. Even those building contractors who have already been in business for years will learn how to build strength in the marketing aspects of their company, including a cost-effective method of generating leads. Students will also learn how to incorporate successful marketing tactics simultaneously.

A 70% passing score on each assessment is required to move on to the next chapter. Students must answer 70% of the questions correctly in order to receive credit/certification for the course.

This Course Covers:

  • Marketing Laws
  • Marketing vs. Advertising
  • Product, Price, Placement, Perceived value & Promotion
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats
  • TOWS Analysis
  • Target Market
  • Setting goals (building a brand, leads, and increasing profits)
  • Marketing channels
  • Social Media

 


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.

A 70% passing score on each assessment is required to move on to the next chapter. Students must answer 70% of the questions correctly in order to receive credit/certification for the course.

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

 


SAFETY-BEST PRACTICES

Instructor:  Nelson Gelinas

This one-hour safety course will provide on-site best practices for construction employers and employees. Safety consultant Nelson Gelinas demonstrates how to prevent injuries by correct use of personal fall protection and respirators.

This Course Covers:

  • Personal Fall Protection—how to properly use a harness, lanyard and anchor system
  • Respiratory Safety—choosing the right respirator for the job

 

BUSINESS and LAW EXAM PREP COURSE

This course will prepare students for the Business and Law portion of the exam and is based on the reference materials and industry standards outlined in the PSI Candidate Bulletin. Be sure to review the Bulletin; it provides important information about the test.

When studying for the exam, we recommend you either print out or reference the following materials outlined by PSI as well as reviewing the Business of Building portion of the 60-Hour Pre-Licensure Course. You can also find helpful information at the LARA Website Builders’ page.

This Course Covers:

  • OCCUPATIONAL CODE (EXCERPT)
  • MICHIGAN ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
  • MICHIGAN ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
  • CONSTRUCTION LIEN ACT
  • MICHIGAN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT

Regulatory and Statutory Requirements

  • LICENSING PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • REGULATIONS GOVERNING CONDUCT AND PENALTIES
  • COMPAINTS
  • INVESTIGATIONS
  • HEARINGS
  • INDEPENDENT ARBITRATION
  • PERMITTING AND INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
  • CIVIL RIGHTS
  • FAIR HOUSING AND AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
  • EPA REGULATIONS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
  • SALESPERSONS
  • TYPES OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION
  • ESTIMATING
  • CONTRACTS
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
  • ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
  • INSURANCE, BONDS AND LIENS
  • PERSONNEL
  • BUSINESS MATH
  • PRACTICE TESTS

TRADES EXAM PREP COURSE

This course will prepare students for the Practice/Trades portion of the exam and is based on the reference materials and industry standards outlined in the PSI Candidate Bulletin. Be sure to review the Bulletin; it provides important information about the test.

When studying for the exam, we recommend you reference the materials outlined by PSI as well as reviewing the Overview of Building Trades portion of the 60-Hour Pre-Licensure Course.

This Course Covers:

Site Engineering

  • SURVEYING
  • SEPTIC REQUIREMENTS
  • WELL REQUIREMENTS
  • PLOT PLAN
  • ELEVATIONS
  • SURVEY PLANS AND SYMBOLS

Plans, Specifications and Estimating

  • GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS AND METHODS
  • COSTS AND LABOR ESTIMATING
  • PLAN READING

Excavation/Sitework

  • DEMOLITION
  • SOIL
  • MISS DIG
  • GRADING

Footings and Foundations

  • INSTALLATION
  • CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS
  • FOOTINGS
  • FOUNDATION WALLS
  • ANCHORING

Concrete

  • PORTLAND CEMENT
  • FLATWORK
  • FORMWORK


Carpentry

  • BRACING AND BRIDGING
  • TABLES
  • SOLE, TOP PLATE, RIM JOISTS
  • NOTCHING AND BORING
  • FLOOR FRAMING
  • WALL FRAMING
  • ROOF FRAMING
  • OPENINGS
  • STAIRS
  • DECKS
  • FINISH CARPENTRY
  • MI BARRIER FREE DESIGN

Masonry

  • MORTAR AND GROUT
  • BRICK
  • STONE
  • CONCRETE BLOCK
  • DETAILS
  • REINFORCEMENT
  • FLASHING
  • FIREPLACE AND CHIMNEY CONSTRUCTION

Roofing

  • COVERING MATERIALS
  • VALLEYS
  • VENTILATION
  • REROOFING

Insulation

  • TYPES


Ventilation

  • ATTIC
  • FOUNDATION
  • BATHROOM
  • Windows, Doors and Skylights
  • BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS
  • SAFETY GLAZING
  • EGRESS/ESCAPE
  • INSTALLATION
  • WATER INTRUSION
  • DOORS
  • SKYLIGHTS

Siding Installation

  • ELEMENTS
  • TYPES

Interior and Exterior Finishes

  • METHODS AND MATERIALS

Specialties

  • POOL SYSTEMS AND BARRIERS
  • SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS

Safety and Employee Protection

  • PERSONNEL TRAINING
  • JOBSITE SAFETY

CONSTRUCTION MATH VIDEO TUTORIAL

PRACTICE TESTS


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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