Staying Alive: Construction Safety | 8 Hour Video Class
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
Estimating and Bidding for Success | 8 Hour Audio Course
Instructor: Paul Acker
This eight hour 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
- Estimating Self-Performed Work
Manage Your Way to Big Profits | 8 Hour Audio Course
Instructor: Paul Acker
This course is designed to be the next step in raising your construction management skills to the next level. The class will help prepare the learner for the scope of responsibilities that a professional construction project manager, whether for residential or commercial projects, must be prepared to perform. The course begins with preconstruction services and project start-up tasks. As the project continues, controlling the finances, overseeing the project progress, safety, environmental and energy concerns are just a few of the many tasks a project manager must supervise. Finally, a successful manager must properly close out the project, all while achieving a profit, and securing a satisfied customer.
Upon completion of this course, participants will:
- Be able to assemble a project team, ensuring they are qualified to perform the work in accordance with specifications and requirements.
- Recognize the role of OSHA in the workplace and describe the causes of the most common workplace injuries.
- Understand environmental regulations that govern construction activities for protecting water, air and land quality.
- Develop a close out procedure that will verify accuracy and completion of all building component systems, including warranties and certifications, prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.
This Course Covers:
- Planning and startup
- Project progress
- Environmental and energy concerns
- Close out
2010 ADA Standards: Real World Application | 8 Hour Video Course
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 eight hour video course covers the second and tenth chapters of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Chapter 2: Scoping Requirements sets the stage for all the following chapters of the ADA Standards. Chapter 10 outlines the requirements for recreational facilities. In this video course, material is presented by simple narration and power point video presentation, as well as on-site, real world video examples in various accessible buildings, used by both the public and by private businesses.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Recognize how the overall philosophy of the Americans with Disabilities Act can, and does create an environment of opportunity and non-discrimination.
- Be able recognize what facilities can, and should comply with ADA standards.
- Identify the ADA requirements for amusement parks, fitness equipment, golf facilities, play areas and swimming or boating facilities.
- Outline at least one design strategy based on ADA standards for the construction of either a public or private building.
- Summarize the options available to the design or building professional when designing a facility per the requirements of the ADA Standards.
This Course Covers:
- Existing Buildings and Facilities
- General Exceptions
- Protruding Objects
- Accessible Routes: Work areas, Amusement parks, Recreational areas, Entrances, Lifts
- Accessible Means of Egress
- Parking Spaces, Passenger Loading Zones and Bus Stops
- Stairways, Windows, Fire Alarm Systems and Signs
- Toilet and Bathing Facilities
- Transportation Facilities
- Dressing, Fitting, and Locker Rooms
- Medical Care and Long-term Care Facilities
- Depositories, Vending Machines, Change Machines, Mail Boxes and Fuel Dispensers
- Detention, Correctional and Residential Facilities
- Amusement Rides, Pools & Spas, Boating Facilities and Recreational Facilities
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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