FALL 2014 Skill Advancement schedule <Click Here to Register>
The following Skill Advancement classes are available. Please note dates and times of classes prior to enrolling in a class and check back frequently as additional skill advancement classes are likely to be scheduled for daytime hours.
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Scaffold (40 hours)
January 28 - February 3 OR March 25 - March 31(7am - 3:30pm)
OSHA 10 (12 hours)
January 28 & 29 OR February 25 & 26 (7am - 3:30pm)
First Aid/CPR/AED (8 hours)
January 30 OR February 27 (7am - 3:30pm)
Fall Protection (8 hours)
February 3 OR March 3 (7am - 3:30pm)
Welding I (40 hours)
March 11 - March 17 (7am - 3:30pm)
Spring 2015 NIIGHT SCHOOL
Skill Advancement Course Descriptions (Courses marked with (*) are OSHA and/or employer required classes)
Class with no date are either TBD or not scheduled this semester, as noted in the course descriptions below.
HEALTH & SAFETY
*AERIAL LIFT - Sat, Jan 10 (7am - 3:30pm)
This course covers safe operating and inspection procedures for both self-propelled elevating work platforms (scissors lifts) and boom supported elevating work platforms. OSHA and ANSI standards will also be covered. PPE and other safety equipment will be reviewed. Hands on operating skills will be evaluated.
*ICRA: BEST PRACTICES IN HEALTH CARE CONSTRUCTION - Tues, Thurs Feb 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 (5pm - 9pm)
A major issue in hospitals today is secondary infections that are contracted during hospital stays. This results in approximately 99,000 deaths per year. A concern is the increase in infections because of cross contamination from hospital remodels. Removing ceilings, walls, flooring, etc. releases germs, mold, or anything else that is trapped behind ceilings and walls, and under floors. If not handled properly these infectious agents are transferred through HVAC systems, drafts, tracking on the feet, etc. to other parts of the hospital where patients’ compromised immune systems are very susceptible to secondary infections. As a result, hospitals are now looking for contractors and workers who have been trained to handle these situations during construction.
*ICRA: BEST PRACTICES IN HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION REFRESHER - Sat, Apr 11 (7am - 3:30pm)
Refresher training to update qualification. (8 hours)
*CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PROGRAM - Mon, Wed, Jan 19, 21, 26, 28, Feb 2, 4 (5pm - 9pm)
Statistics compiled by NIOSH show that confined space accidents, more than any other type of workplace emergency, are likely to result in death. This course is designed for UBC members who work around and may be required to enter confined spaces. Utilizing a chamber mockup with several entry points, the trainee is guided through safe, step-by-step working and emergency rescue procedures.
*FALL PROTECTION - Tues, Wed, Jan 13, 14, 20 (5pm - 8pm)
Participants will learn the requirements of O.S.H.A. Subpart M, Fall Protection. This will include related terminology, fall hazard recognition, selection and implementation of fall protection systems, inspection and use of fall arrest equipment, rescue, and the importance of overhead protection.
*FIRST AID/CPR/AED - Tues, Wed, Mar 10, 11 (5pm - 9pm) OR Sat, Jan 24 (7am - 3:30pm)
This course will present the knowledge and skills needed to respond to various jobsite emergencies including airway obstruction, rescue breathing cardiac emergencies and CPR. Attendees will receive a course completion card issued from the American Red Cross after successful completion.
*FORKLIFT OPERATOR (PITO) - Tues, Wed, Feb 3, 4 (5pm - 9pm) AND Sat, Feb 7 (7am - 3:30pm)
Theory & hands-on instruction meeting OSHA’s basic training requirements in warehouse and rough terrain forklift operation will be provided. Note that additional training specific to each piece of equipment and each job site will still be required by your employer.
*FORKLIFT OPERATOR (PITO) REFRESHER - Sat. Feb 7 (7am - 9am)
Members must successfully complete the road test refresher prior by the expiration date on their QR card or must attend the entire Forklift Operator (PITO) class. The end time varies depending on the number of members in the class.
*LEAD SAFE RENOVATION - Thurs, Feb 26 (5pm - 9pm) AND Sat, Feb 28(7am - 3:30pm)
This course is offered to meet the State of Wisconsin requirement for training to apply for certified lead safe renovator. The course is an 8 hour class in lead safe renovation practices with approximately 6 hours of classroom instruction with 2 hours of hands-on instruction. Upon completion of the class the student will be eligible to apply to the State of Wisconsin for their certified lead safe renovator certificate. The course curriculum will follow the EPA developed curriculum as approved for use in Wisconsin.
*LEAD SAFE RENOVATION REFRESHER - Tues, Feb 24 (5pm - 9pm)
This course was developed by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Service (DHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to refresh the training of renovation, repair, and painting contractors in how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and to teach them how to comply with both EPA’s RRP Rule, and HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule. (4 hours)
*OSHA 10-HOUR - Tues, Wed, Feb 10, 11, 17, 18 (5pm - 8pm)
This course is designed by the U.S. Department of Labor with the purpose of making our jobsites safer and to limit jobsite accidents and injuries. The 10-hour Construction Safety Course provides an overview of the O.S.H.A. safety and health standards for the construction industry. Participants learn about the rights and responsibilities of both the employee and the employer. An O.S.H.A. Certification Card will be awarded upon completion of this course.
*OSHA 30-HOUR - Mon, Tues, Wed, Feb 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 (5pm - 9pm) OR Tues, Wed, Thurs Mar 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 (5pm - 9pm)
This course is designed by the U.S. Department of Labor with the purpose of making our jobsites safer and to limit jobsite accidents and injuries. The 30-hour Construction Safety course provides a more in depth view of the O.S.H.A. safety and health standards of the construction industry. Participants learn about the rights and responsibilities of both the employee and the employer. An O.S.H.A. Certification Card will be awarded upon completion of this course.
*RIGGING - Mon, Tues, Wed, Apr 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 (5pm - 9pm) AND Thurs, Apr 16 (5pm - 9pm) AND Sat, Apr 18, 25 (7am - 3:30pm)
This course will cover basic rigging hardware and rigging practices. Topics to be covered will include wire rope construction, hardware inspection for serviceability, knot tying and splicing, sling configurations and calculations for sling tension. All applicable O.S.H.A. regulations will be discussed. Course session will include hands-on rigging practice with a hydraulic crane using hand signals and voice commands with a 2-way radio.
*RIGGING REFRESHER - Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Mar 2, 3, 4, 5 (5pm - 9pm) AND Thurs, Apr 16 (5pm - 9pm)
This course is for members who need to renew their rigging qualification cards. The latest OSHA regulations and other applicable standards will be reviewed.
*40 HOUR SCAFFOLD ERECTOR - Tues, Wed, Jan 20, 22, (5pm - 9pm) AND Sat, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14 (7am - 3:30pm)
This course presents the OSHA regulations for scaffolding. During this course, welded frame scaffolds, mobile tower scaffolds, tube and coupler scaffolds, systems scaffolds and fall protection will also be covered.
*SCAFFOLD REFRESHER - Sat, Feb 21 (7am - 3:30pm)
This update is required for scaffold workers to stay current with the latest O.S.H.A. regulations. Members must attend the Scaffolding Refresher class within one year after the date of expiration on their QR card.
HAZARD COMMUNICATIONS - Mon, Wed, Apr 13, 15 (5pm - 9pm)
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) (29 CFR 1910.1200(g)), revised in 2012, requires that the chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly MSDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets) for each hazardous chemical to downstream users to communicate information on these hazards. The information contained in the SDS is largely the same as the MSDS, except now the SDSs are required to be presented in a consistent, user-friendly 16-section format. This brief provides guidance to help workers who handle hazardous chemicals to become familiar with the format and understand the contents of the SDSs.
BRIDGES 1 - Sat, Mar 14(7am - 3:30pm)
This course is designed to introduce the carpenter to the procedures & materials necessary to construct bridges. The student will work on concrete & steel beams, installing hangers, joist & decks needed to pour the concrete deck. Cantilevers, expansion joints & shut-offs will be covered.
BRIDGES 2 - Sat, Mar 21 (7am - 3:30pm)
This course is a continuation of Bridges 1 with more focus on the ends of the beams and putting in piers and expansion joints with safety and productivity in mind.
BUILDERS HARDWARE I - Tues, Thurs, Apr 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 (5pm - 9pm)
This course will allow the student to become familiar with basic architectural hardware, including installation techniques, routine maintenance and ADA requirements of the various types of commercial hardware normally found on the project. Included will be locksets, latch sets, keying and door closers.
BUILDERS HARDWARE II - Tues, Wed, Thurs, Mar 24, 25, 26, 31, Apr 1, 2, (5pm - 9pm) AND Sat, Mar 28 Apr 4 (7am - 3:30pm)
This course is designed for the student that has previous architectural hardware experience. Fire, health & safety codes will be discussed as to how they relate to architectural hardware & their use in a building. Panic devices, specialty locks, coordinator, closers & other hardware will be discussed & installed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Successful completion of Hardware I is a prerequisite for Hardware II. The Ingersoll Rand certification test will be scheduled upon successful completion of this class.
BUILDERS HARDWARE I-R HARDWARE CERTIFICATION TEST - Not Scheduled
This is a written test and a manipulative “hands-on” performance test. The candidate must install the hardware on the certification modules according to the manufacturer’s installation requirements. Adjustments are made and an acceptable appearance must be achieved, with the reliability and performance that is required by both the codes and manufacturers.
CONCRETE DECK FORMING SYSTEMS - Sat, Feb 21, 28(7am - 3:30pm)
This class will introduce multiple concrete deck forming systems along with safe and productive methods of erecting and dismantling them.
CONCRETE WALL FORMING SYSTEMS - Sat, Jan 31, Feb 7 (7am - 3:30pm)
This class will introduce multiple concrete wall forming systems along with safe and productive methods of erecting and dismantling them.
CONCRETE FORM ICFs - Sat, Jan 10, 17 (7am - 3:30pm)
Insulated Concrete Form Systems are a cost effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly way to build energy efficient structures. Students will learn the principals behind proper handling, assembly, bracing and porting of the Amvic Concrete Forming System. (16 hours)
DOORS - Not Scheduled
This class will discuss door hanging theory including Code requirements and manufacturer’s instructions. Students will then learn how to hang and adjust doors with emphasis on commercial, industrial and institutional applications. Correct power and hand tool usage and safety will be stressed. Both wood and metal jambs will be set. Students will become familiar with and practice with power planes and hinge template kits.
*FIRESTOP - Mon, Wed, Mar 16, 18 (5pm - 9pm)
This workshop demonstrates the correct techniques for installation of fire stop materials.
*FIRESTOP QUALIFIER REFRESHER - Mon, Mar 23 (5pm -9pm)
The latest regulations and other applicable standards will be reviewed.
INTERIOR SYSTEMS - Mon, Wed, Apr 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 (5pm - 9pm)
Upon completion of the course, the student will understand the background, advantages & application of metal stud & gypsum wall systems. Training will include layout, cutting & installation of metal framing & drywall. Tool use safety & types of fasteners will be emphasized.
INTERIOR TRIM - BASICS - Not Scheduled
This course includes types of trim & their purposes; installation tools, both hand & power; safety; cutting & installation of various trim members including base, shoe, casing, chair rail, crown, multiple member trims in various geometric configurations, using both mitered & non-mitered applications.
INTERIOR TRIM – ADVANCED - Not Scheduled
This course covers the more complex trim applications normally found in “High-end” residential and commercial projects. Interior Trim - Basics is prerequisite.
LIGHT GAUGE STRUCTURAL STEEL FRAMING - Not Scheduled
Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the background, advantages & application of light gauge steel framing & proprietary exterior drywall systems. Training will include layout, cutting & installation of samples of those systems. Tool use and safety of fasteners will be emphasized.
RAFTER FRAMING - Not scheduled
This class provides instruction and hands-on practice in calculating, laying out, cutting, & installing the various rafters found in equal and unequal pitch roofs. Truss installation procedures will also be discussed.
RESIDENTIAL ROUGH FRAMING - Not Scheduled
This is a “hands-on” course where participants layout & frame a residential building. This includes deck, wall & ceiling framing, deck sheathing, framing rough openings, & more.
SOLID SURFACE QUALIFICATION - No scheduled
This course is designed to learn the characteristics of Corian/Gibralter type materials, proper layout, drilling, cutting and anchoring. Routing, seaming and minor repair techniques will also be taught.
SOLID SURFACE QUALIFICATION REFRESHER - Not Scheduled
This course is designed to provide skill advancement qualification renewal training to those who have previously taken solid surface training and the qualification is scheduled to expire. Refresher training must be completed within one year of the expiration date.
STAIR LAYOUT & CONSTRUCTION - Tue, Thurs, Apr 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 (5pm - 9pm)
This class covers formulas used to calculate unit rise & unit run to conform to residential & commercial code requirements. Total rise, total run, & “Treads & Risers in the Open” will be discussed to calculate stairs in existing conditions. Students will construct cleated & cutout stringers for straight flight & quarter-turn with landing stairs.
STEEL ROOF FRAMING- Not Scheduled
Students will be given an introductory instruction on basic rafter framing and truss installation as it pertains to the metal framing industry. Rafter calculations, installation techniques, safety, and terminology will be discussed.
VERSETTA STONE - Not scheduled
This course is designed for all basic applications of the Versetta Stone product. Estimating and custom designs will also be discussed. Upon completion of this course, the students will be certified to install Versetta Stone.
*GE COMBUSTION TURBINE, HYTORC - Mon, Wed, Feb 16, 18, 23, 25, Mar 2, 4 (5pm- 9pm)
This course is designed to help the student become familiar with GE Gas Turbine power generation units. Emphasis will be on GE frame 5 units as well as frame 7 units. Also included is Hytorc Bolting Technician training, which covers hydraulic bolt tensioning and the safe use of this type of equipment. This course is required prior to member participation in the “GE Gas Turbine Qualification” course at the UBC International Training Center.
HUMAN PERFORMANCE - Mon, Wed, Apr 6, 8 (5pm - 9pm)
This course is intended to build skills in the use of HP practices to safely navigate through an error-likely situation, without causing harm to yourself, others, or the equipment that you are working on.
MAGNA DRIVE FGC - Mon, Wed, Apr 20, 22, 27, 29, May 4, 6, 11, 13 (5pm - 9pm)
This course will cover the proper installation of the B-loc collar, applying the correct alignment method for the installation of the Magna Drive coupling, and the safety around strong magnetic fields. **Only Millwrights that are experienced in dial indicating, shaft alignment and precision measurement may attend this class.
*MILLWRIGHT 16-HOUR OSHA - Mon, Wed, Mar 9, 11, 16, 18 (5pm - 9pm)
This course combines OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety with Smart Mark training to complete the requirements of the Combustion Turbine training card. This course will also qualify those members who have not participated in a 10-hour OSHA Construction Safety training course.
PRECISION MEASUREMENT - Mon, Wed, Feb 9, 11, 16, 18 (5pm - 9pm)
Hands-on experience will be gained in the use of precision measuring tools used in the Millwright trade. This class is a prerequisite to taking the turbine classes.
PRECISION OPTICAL ALIGNMENT - Mon, Wed, May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 (5pm - 9pm)
Participants in this workshop learn to use jig transits to level and align machinery. Standard optical alignment procedures will be presented and participants learn how to solve specific alignment problems.
SHAFT ALIGNMENT - Mon, Wed, Feb 23, 25, Mar 2, 4, 9, 11 (5pm - 9pm)
This course is designed to introduce and/or reinforce the rim and face dial indicator alignment process. Being proficient in the use of the rim and face dial indicator and knowing the calculations for this tool are integral parts of the millwright trade. As a beginning or a refresher course, this course provides up-to-date methods for calculating foot corrections. Soft foot, thermal growth, offset and angularity are some of the topics covered. The necessary precision tools to make the calculations and corrections on pump alignment will be available for use by participants.
STEAM TURBINE - Mon, Tues, Wed, Mar 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Apr 1 (5pm - 9pm)
Students will learn basic principles of how a steam turbine operates and will disassemble and reassemble a steam turbine. Students are highly encouraged to complete the Precision Measurement class prior to taking this class.
FLASH COVE BASICS - Not Scheduled
This class is designed to teach the floor coverer sheet goods, welded seam and flash cove installation procedures. Sheet vinyl installation experience is required for enrollment into this class.
FLOOR PATTERN LAYOUT - Not scheduled
This class is designed to teach the Floor coverer sheet goods, welded seam and flash cove installation procedures. Sheet vinyl installation experience is required for enrollment into this class.
*INSTALL CARPET CERTIFICATION - Contact Training Center for availability
Pretest required prior to Certification testing
The Carpet Certification Testing includes a written assessment that covers the knowledge of Substrates, Adhesives, Fillers, Moisture, and Layout/Planning. Fitting, Bonding, Seaming and Product. Successful completion of the written assessment will be followed by a hands-on evaluation of the Installer’s proficiency in the following areas: Adhesive Application, Seaming, Fitting, Tack strip, Cushion Installation, Stretching, Borders, Upholstered Steps and professionalism. Certification is valid for 4 years.
*INSTALL RESILIENT CERTIFICATION - Contact Training Center for availability
The Resilient Certification Testing includes a written assessment that covers knowledge of substrate, adhesives, moisture, layout, fitting, bonding, seams and product. Successful completion of the written assessment is followed by a hands-on portion that will demonstrate the installer’s proficiency in the following areas: Layout, Adhesive Application, Fitting, Cove Base Installation, Seaming, Welding, Templating, Scribing and Professionalism. Certification is valid for 4 years.
SHEET VINYL BASICS - Not Scheduled
This class is intended to teach the basic installation of sheet vinyl, including proper floor prep, underlayment and adhesives for pattern goods and non-pattern goods.
STRETCH CARPET BASICS - Not scheduled
Course basics include types of carpet & their installation requirements. Specialized tools, safety, installation of anchoring materials, types of padding and usage, pad and carpet layout, proper seaming techniques, proper use of kicker and power stretcher trimming and finishing, and metal trim installation challenge the student to work safely and under budget.
VCT BASICS - Not scheduled
This class is intended to reinforce sound layout principles that include squaring up a room, basic pattern layout, locating perpendicular line & basic VCT geometric patterns, a must for the floor covering industry.
HOT WORK PERMIT (Included in the Welding I class or as needed – Call the Training Center for registration information)
Participants learn hot work hazard awareness, how to control the hot work, emergency management and documentation of controls in place for working in areas where cutting, welding, brazing, grinding and similar heat producing work is performed. This is a prerequisite for all who weld in the training facility. This class is part of the welding I class or may be attended as a stand-alone class. (2.5 hour class)
STRUCTURAL WELDING I - STRUCT. SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING (Stick) - Mon, Wed, Jan 26 - Mar 11 (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
The course is structured to conform to the AWS standards that mandate a welder must be able to read and follow a jobsite WPS, and have the ability to adjust and control the welding equipment. Topics covered are: welding processes, welding terminology, polarity, safety, weld joints, types of welds, welding positions, basic metallurgy, and the reading and interpretation of welding symbols. The lab projects are designed to give the student the basic skills necessary for future certifications. (42 hour class)
STRUCTURAL WELDING II - Mon, Wed, Mar 16 - Apr 29 (5pm - 8pm)
Prerequisite: Structural Weld I or considerable experience in basic arc welding processes and familiarity with a WPS. The course is a continuation of Welding I, focusing on skill development for heavy plate and/or light gauge sheet steel with SMAW or FCAW process. (40 hour class)
GTAW (TIG) WELDING - Not Scheduled
Students will be introduced to the TIG welding process including power sources, machinery setup, electrodes, filler metals, shielding gases, and electrical characteristics. Basic hands-on skills will be emphasized during the lab portion of the class.
Prerequisite: Must hold a valid certification in either SMAW or FCAW. (24 hour class)
STRUCTURAL WELDING CERTIFICATION - Sat, Jan 10 OR Feb 14 OR Mar 14 OR Apr 11 OR May 9 OR June 13 (7am - 3:30pm)
Testing is done in accordance with the American Welding Society, Structural Welding Code AWS D1.1, D1.3, & D1.5. Welder must be proficient in areas in which certification is required, be able to read a WPS, and set up their equipment appropriately. Certification testing is limited to 8 hours. Testing dates are not intended for practice. Testing is generally conducted on the second Saturday of each month. Call the training center to reserve an available date.
NOTE: Students are encouraged to call for available booth for skill refresher. ALL students must take “Hot Work Permit” training prior to lab use. Additional classes or certification testing will be done on an as needed basis. Call the Training Center to schedule time.
BASIC LAYOUT - Not Scheduled
This class challenges the student’s imagination with basic layout techniques of complex geometric shapes and designs.
BLUEPRINT READING - Not scheduled
This class includes residential & light commercial types of plans, specifications, abbreviations & symbols. Specific building materials & trade coordination, reflecting current materials & code standards based on actual jobs will be presented.
CABINETS & COUNTERTOPS - Not Scheduled
This class is designed to teach students installation practices for factory built cabinets and countertops. Layout procedures and the different “styles” and sizing of cabinets will also be covered.
CONSTRUCTION MASTER CALCULATORS - Not Scheduled
This class will provide hands-on instruction in the use of the Construction Master Calculator for simplifying jobsite calculations. It is designed to provide an overview of many of the computations available with these calculators.
*GREEN BUILDING AWARENESS - Mon, Wed, Apr 20, 22 (5pm - 9pm)
As we become more aware of our environment and the effect we have had on it, the idea of “Green Building” is becoming more attractive to building owners, developers and building users. What was once thought of as an expensive alternative is now seen as a benefit, providing a competitive edge and an enhanced public image to builders that choose to build green. The purpose of this workshop is to give a broad understanding of all that is involved in “Green Building”, including the challenges, advantages and disadvantages.
MATH FOR THE TRADES - Not scheduled
This course is designed to refresh basic arithmetic skills related to the trade of carpentry. Practice exercises include calculating areas, perimeter and volume, used in all jobsite situations. When applicable, carpenter layout tools such as the framing square, will be included in the training.
LEVEL TRANSIT - Mon, Tues, Wed, Apr 27, 28, 29 (5pm - 9pm)
Students learn typed of instruments & uses, types of rods, math conversions, establishing a benchmark, differential leveling, setting up over a point, projecting lines, reading transit veneers, turning and measuring angles, building layouts, using a leaser level, laser safety & creating & keeping a logbook.
RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP - Tues, Thurs, Apr 7, 9 (5pm - 8pm)
This course will provide a hands-on approach to writing a resume / cover letter. Four different types of resumes will be discussed. Students will organize their own skills, credentials, certifications and work history to create their own resume and cover letter. To expedite the resume process, please bring a notebook with skills, credentials, certifications and prior work history, including dates of employment to class.
TOTAL STATION 1 - Not Scheduled
This course will introduce the carpenter to Total Station technology and equipment. Included are terminology, equipment setup and introduction to coordinate geometry. Building layout (stakeout) is achieved using X, Y, and Z axes, as Northings, Eastings, and Elevations. Information will be processed and entered into a data recorder for later retrieval using the Total Station instrument for actual layout/stakeout of the building. A TI-30 or other scientific calculator should be brought along to this class.
TOTAL STATION II - Mon, Tues, Wed, Jan 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26 (5pm - 9pm)
Many of the finer points of managing the layout tasks on a project are incorporated into this class. More time is included for computer interaction to expedite the conversion and transfer of the point listings into the data collector, which is taken to the field for layout application. Combining computer interactions with hands-on Data Recorder and Total Station Instrument training will round out the layout experience. Successful completion of Total Station I is a prerequisite for Total Station II.
SUPERVISOR TRAINING PROGRAM (STP)
The Supervisory Training Program is highly recommended to those members who are planning to, or may have already, moved into a supervisory role. The program is designed to provide knowledge of the industry and insight into the skills necessary for effective supervision in construction. Ten separate classes are included in the program; each providing instruction in a specific skill area.
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR - Not Scheduled
This overview course covers the dynamics of supervision in the construction industry. Leadership, motivation, problem solving, decision making, are all characteristics for today’s construction supervisor. Additional discussion focuses on planning and scheduling, accident prevention and loss control, as well as contract documents.
UNIT 1 – LEADERSHIP & MOTIVATION - Mon, Tues, Wed, Jan 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 (5pm - 9pm)
This course focuses on the knowledge and skills supervisors must possess to effectively manage time, people, materials, and equipment.
UNIT 2 – ORAL & WRITTEN COMMUNICATION - Mon, Tues, Wed, Apr 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 (5pm - 9pm)
This course focuses on effective communication for the job-site to offer the culture of open and complete information sharing which leads to trust and productivity.
UNIT 3 – PROBLEM SOLVING & DECISION MAKING - Not Scheduled
This course covers basic ideas, skills and principles that will enable the student to function effectively in the management of the crew and project site.
UNIT 4 – CONTRACT DOCUMENTS & CONSTRUCTION LAW - Not Scheduled
This course is designed to aid the supervisor in reinforcing the responsibilities and rights of the employer in various situations by providing information to solve problems and resolve issues, remedy conflict and create a “win-win” scenario for all parties.
UNIT 5 – PLANNING & SCHEDULING - Not Scheduled
Preparing the project plan includes the “critical path” of construction to schedule a successful job. The scheduling of work, updating the construction schedule and utilizing computers for planning and documentation of job progression is also discussed.
UNIT 6 – UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING PROJECT COSTS - Not Scheduled
This course covers construction estimates, controlling project costs, reporting and analyzing actual costs, labor cost variances, and working with project partners.
UNIT 7 – ACCIDENT PREVENTION & LOSS CONTROL - Not scheduled
This course covers the high price of accidents, safety communication and motivation. The utilization of reference material, traffic control, common construction hazards and assignment of responsibility, government regulations & inspections will also be covered.
UNIT 8 – MANAGING THE PROJECT: THE SUPERVISOR’S ROLE - Not scheduled
This course covers the different project delivery systems, managing information, managing risk and working with project partners. It also deals with planning work, understanding people, as well as corporate policies and procedures and finances.
UNIT 9 – PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT - Not Scheduled
Topics to improve productivity through pre-planning, including skills for effective supervision, Jobsite productivity through planning and scheduling by managing sub-contractors, record keeping and quantifying lost productivity.
UNIT 10 – GENERAL & SPECIALTY CONTRACTOR DYNAMICS - Not Scheduled
This course discusses the value and impact of specialty contractors within the construction industry. The systems used; the importance of prints and specifications and the contractual relationships that are created are discussed with the importance of open communication stressed for timely project completion.
LABOR PLANS & QUANTITY SURVEY - Not Scheduled
This course covers the basics of developing and organizing Quantity Surveys and Labor Plans for construction activities. The class will help UBC members understand how they are used in cost estimating and production tracking.
COMPUTER BASICS - Tues, Thurs, Apr 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 (5pm - 8pm)
This “hands-on” course is designed for beginners. General computer skills will be taught including, but not limited to, the Windows Operating System, tool bars, file storage, and basics of the Microsoft WORD software. This course is perfect for those with little or no experience with computer knowledge.
EXCEL BASICS - Tues, Thurs, May 5, 7, 12 (5pm - 8pm)
This “hands-on” course is designed to familiarize the student with EXCEL software. Students will learn how to navigate through a spreadsheet, enter, format and sort data within cells, use basic formulas and functions, and develop charts and graphs. Although there is not a prerequisite for this class, it is recommended that the student has basic computer knowledge (i.e. navigating through toolbars, opening, closing, saving documents, etc.).
POWERPOINT BASICS - Sat, May 16 (7am - 3:30pm)
This “hands-on” course is designed to familiarize the student with POWERPOINT software. Students will create a presentation from start to finish using unique design templates and techniques. Presentations will be customized to include text, graphics, backgrounds, and slide transitions. Although there is not a prerequisite for this class, it is recommended that the student has basic computer knowledge (i.e. navigating through toolbars, opening, closing, saving documents, etc.).