CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR
MA CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISORS
Earn 12.0 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) toward the Construction Supervisor License (CSL) Renewal in all of the required topic categories. (Sometimes called a Contractors License or Builders License, the official name in Massachusetts is the Construction Supervisors License.)
Classes fulfill the requirements for Unrestricted License Renewal and exceed the requirements for Restricted and Specialty License Renewal.
The course will include a combination of the following 2-hour modules. Students attending the full two-day program will earn a total of 12 credits, in all of the required topics/categories. Certificates are distributed at the end of the second day of class.
BRAGB 12-CREDIT CEU PROGRRAM
Presented by the Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Boston.
Instructor and course preparation: Peter Lawton, LEADSmart Training.
BRAGB Members: $265
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION AND REMODELING:
RUNNING THE JOB FOR PROFITABILITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
2.0 Total CEUs in the category “Business Practices”
This two-hour program is designed to give builders and remodelers a vital, fundamental overview of project management with a focus on the two most important outcomes: profitability for the contractor and satisfaction by the customer. We will stress the crucial importance of those two concepts to a successful, sustainable business, and will walk through the key operations one must employ to achieve this success. From proper planning to having systems in place to manage the fixed and anticipated details, a smoothly-run, carefully planned project is a profitable one, and also should deliver on the expectations of the client. The course will give a summary of essential project management components, including preparation and estimating, production, administration, and client hand-off.
THE MA RESIDENTIAL CODE FOR CSLs -- CODE REVIEW, AND "BUILDING PLANNING"
2.0 Total CEUs in the category “Code Review”
Staying up to date, navigating, and understanding the code is of paramount importance to Construction Supervisor License holders. The “8th Edition” is now the code of record in Massachusetts. Did you know it’s made up of the 2009 International Residential Code and separate MA amendments? And what are the reference codes to be aware of? This class provides an overview of the current code format and ways to navigate the component pieces, and goes into the “Building Planning” sections of the 8th edition (Chapter 3), with an introduction to key code standards for various home elements, applicable to both new construction and remodeling projects.
RESIDENTIAL PROVISIONS OF THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE
2.0 Total CEUs in the category “Energy”
The 2012 IECC is now the official energy code in Massachusetts, except for cities and towns which use the stretch code. This session will pack a lot into two hours, giving an overview of the energy provisions of IECC as they apply to residential projects, new construction, and renovation work:
Scope, Requirements, Inspections
Building Thermal Envelope
Heating and Cooling Systems
Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIPS IN BUILDING/REMODELING FIRMS
2.0 Total CEUs in the category “Business Practices”
This two-hour program addresses human resources considerations for building/remodeling firms. It will cover the employee relationship and important considerations when dealing with workers. The overview explains the importance of each of the considerations, procedures, and policies, and the downside—and risks—of not adequately addressing each. This will include the standard, expected components such as written policies, safety training, and job reviews. It will also cover the more complex and equally vital legal requirements, bookkeeping procedures, as well as the importance of defined job roles and accurate “time cards.” The session also addresses workers' comp insurance requirements, along with an explanation of employees, and when it is acceptable (and when not) to treat workers as independent contractors.
WORKPLACE SAFETY: LADDERS, NAIL GUNS, AND HAND TOOLS
2.0 Total CEUs in the category “Workplace Safety”
This workplace safety course focuses on the use of basic tools that many tradesmen handle on a daily basis. The class begins with a detailed look at ladders. Types, ratings, material, usage, inspections, and training are discussed in detail. A ladder inspection form is provided to guide students to employ a JOB SITE SAFETY PROCEDURES MANUAL for their field use.
The second half of this course deals with commonly-used hand tools. Touching upon several categories ranging from non-powered, powered, pneumatic (nail guns), powder actuated and jacks. This section introduces the attendee to a wide range of topics dealing with hazard recognition, PPE requirements, basic safety tips, and training.
During the ladder portion, there is an emphasis on the role of the competent person regarding safe procedures on the job site. This section is intended to illustrate and emphasize the job foreman’s personal obligations to those under his/her direction.
LEAD-SAFE PRACTICES ON THE CONSTRUCTION JOB SITE
2.0 Total CEUs in the category “Lead-safe Practices”
Designed to give builders, remodelers, painters, and other construction contractors a vital overview of lead and safe procedures to have in place when working in the presence of this poisonous material, the class will address:
The history of lead and how it affects us; Safe work practices when lead is present; Protecting oneself while working; The concept of CCP: “Control, Clean, and Protect”; Dust Containment; Cleaning your site and yourself
The emphasis of this course will focus on methods of field practices as well as decontamination procedures to protect the worker and their families. This course is not intended to provide required RRP certification training but to focus on keeping clients, workers and worker families safe from the poison engaged at our worksites.