Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana

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Training and Education

The Construction Advancement Foundation is Northwest Indiana’s leading institution on developing and promoting educational programs that expand and strengthen the safety, quality, productivity, and professionalism of the construction industry. Our state-of-the-art facility has over 10,000 square feet of classroom and training space dedicated to advancing the skills and knowledge of the men and women who work in construction. Courses offered through the Construction Advancement Foundation constantly evolve as new technologies and relevant topics emerge within the industry. Taught by some of the industry’s most knowledgeable instructors, we offer professional development and continuing education courses for professionals in every facet of construction including apprentices, journeymen, field supervision, project managers, estimators, administrative support staff, and executive management.

TRAINING & EDUCATION CLASSES

+ JANUARY 2019

+ (01-18-2019) - 8 Hour Industrial Hygiene and Environmental

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Time: Jan 18th, 2019 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
Class Description: This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to occupational health hazards and managing occupational health exposures on construction projects. The intent of this training session is to provide information to manage dust mists fumes and other chemicals to effectively to reduce exposures on constructed projects.
Cost: $150.00 per person
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+ (01-25-2019) - 8 Hour Process Safety Management

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Time: Jan 25th, 2019 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
Class Description: This training focuses on OSHA Process Safety requirements that have the potential of causing catastrophic explosions and releases of toxic and explosive materials as it is related to the construction industry. Participants will learn skills to reduce hazards in construction and to prevent catastrophic disasters caused by explosion and releases of toxic and explosive materials which could cause injuries and fatalities.
Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + FEBRUARY 2019

    + (02-01-2019) - Business Development for the Construction Front-Line

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    Time: Feb 1st, 2019 | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: SPECIAL OFFER: REGISTER 3 PEOPLE FOR THE PRICE OF TWO OR REGISTER FOR TWO BRAD BENHART COURSES AND ATTEND THE THIRD FOR FREE. We often think of business development being done by a person who golfs a lot and wears nice shoes. All jokes aside, the “real” business development is being done on the construction front-line by the foremen, tradespeople, project managers, etc.. Those who see a client on a day to day basis. Those are the people who ensure repeat customers. This program will focus on business development for the non-business development people. Let’s discuss the simple, best practices that we all can do to help promote opportunities and repeat customers.
    Cost: $100
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  • + (02-21-2019) - Project Planning and Advanced Scheduling

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    Time: Feb 21st, 2019 | 08:00 am to 04:30 pm
    Class Description: Participants in this course will learn how to effectively plan, organize, communicate, and analyze a project based upon its scope and schedule. In the morning, participants will learn the primary goals of project management and how different project organizations function within the industry. Using this understanding of the different project delivery methods, the participants will interactively learn a project planning method which is visual, engaging for the project team, and helps project leaders build projects with accountability. In addition, they will learn about project cost elements and how to measure and manage the costs to achieve positive results. The participants will also learn effective and practical methods to communicate with field craft, and project management and have more fun building work. In the afternoon, the participants will build on the scheduling process learned in the morning. Using a project schedule, they will learn how to develop resource loaded schedules and how to use them to predict project outcomes. They will learn how to analyze the cash flow of a project and how it compares to the risks on a project. Finally, the participants will interactively learn how to statistically analyze a project schedule and predict the likelihood of on time completion.
    Cost: $150
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  • + (02-22-2019) - Estimating and Bidding Strategies for Contractors

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    Time: Feb 22nd, 2019 | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: The participants in this program will learn how to decipher the key elements of project Requests for Proposals and how to formulate a response to the request. This interactive session uses case studies to have the participants see how the development of proposals and pricing affects can be efficient and effective. The participants will learn to assess different risks associated with proposals and how to develop approaches which can be rationally priced. In the end they will leave the seminar with an improved understanding of different costs models and how they can implement a definable, repeatable and trainable estimating and bidding strategy.
    Cost: $100
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  • + (02-28-2019) - BASF Precision Grout Training Seminar

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    Time: Feb 28th, 2019 | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: Eligible for 1 PDH for Professional Engineers BASF, Calumet Lumber, DLZ and the Construction Advancement Foundation are joining forces to bring you an educational training seminar on proper Precision Grouting of critical rotating equipment. This seminar will help you better understand cementitious, hybrid, and epoxy grout technologies along with installation techniques for the different products. The seminar will include a classroom session (1 PDH credit) and a hands-on portion. We are going to demonstrate the proper mixing and placement procedures for these products, including how to pump epoxy grout effectively. To help improve your organizations quality control, DLZ is going to demonstrate how to properly cast and test grout specimens for these different technologies. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
    Cost: FREE
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  • + MARCH 2019

    + (03-08-2019) - Mentoring 101 - Best Practices of Mentoring

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    Time: Mar 8th, 2019 | 08:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: SPECIAL OFFER: REGISTER 3 PEOPLE FOR THE PRICE OF TWO OR REGISTER FOR TWO BRAD BENHART COURSES AND ATTEND THE THIRD FOR FREE. If we reflect on our careers there are a handful of people who professionally helped mold and guide us along the way. Might have been that crusty superintendent, demanding coach, or patient grandparent. They were our mentors whether they knew it or not. As our industry retires massive numbers we are greeted with a shortage of young people. It is more important than ever to help pass along knowledge and skills to others. This program will focus on the key skills of mentoring. While we will focus on construction, these skills can help anyone in their home and work life. It doesn’t matter if you work in the corner office, front line of the project, or coaching from a side-line. We are all mentors and owe it to this great industry to help leave a legacy.
    Cost: $100
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  • + (03-21-2019) - Every Dollar Counts - Cost Control for Contractors

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    Time: Mar 21st, 2019 | 07:30 am to 11:30 am
    Class Description: Participants in this course will learn how to identify different types of cost in a project and how each can be managed to add to the bottom line. The participants will see how labor, material, equipment and subcontractor costs affect the profitability of a project and they will learn how to identify the risks associated with a project. The participants will participate in interactive exercises to review and analyze job cost reports and make business decisions using information. The participants will learn an effective and efficient method to identify the key cost and profit movers for a project and how to manage them for improved profitability. **DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO CONTRACTORS WHO SEND GROUPS OF THREE OR MORE**
    Cost: $100
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  • + (03-21-2019) - Crucial Conversations and Negotiating Strategies for Contractors

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    Time: Mar 21st, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
    Class Description: Participants in the course will learn effective methods to communicate when the stakes are high and the outcomes are important. The session will cover two types of communication: Crucial conversations which are those that have high emotion and involve conflict of ideas, and negotiations which involve getting what you want through dialogue and purpose. **DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO CONTRACTORS WHO SEND GROUPS OF THREE OR MORE**
    Cost: $100
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  • + APRIL 2019


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