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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 2020

+ (01-08-2020) - Construction Superintendent of Tomorrow

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Time: Jan 8th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am
Class Description: Designed for Superintendents and Operations Managers Learn How the Skill Sets of Field Superintendents Will Change in the Future. This presentation will address the future of the superintendent, how to develop them, and how all collaborating parties will need to evolve with them to ensure the project is completed successfully.
Cost: $100
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+ (01-09-2020) - 8 Hour Industrial Hygiene and Environmental

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Time: Jan 9th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 4:30 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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+ (01-23-2020) - 8 Hour Process Safety Management

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Time: Jan 23rd, 2020 | 8:00 am to 4:30 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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+ (01-24-2020) - Personal Success for Project Managers

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Time: Jan 24th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am
Class Description: Designed for front line Project Managers & Project Engineers with 0-10 years of rroject management experience, this CAF workshop will focus on simple blocking and tackling techniques for project managers to help them prioritize and manage the two most important resources – time and money. We will work on individual techniques that will translate into project management techniques for the projects.
Cost: $100
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+ (01-24-2020) - Silica in Construction

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Time: Jan 24th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Class Description: Silica training for the new OSHA requirements. Attend the 4 hour worker training or the 8 hour train-the-trainer for managers. Both classes run concurrently.
Cost: FREE
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+ (01-30-2020) - Construction Project Planning and Advanced Scheduling

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Time: Jan 30th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Class Description: Designed for Project Managers, Planners, Schedulers and Project Control Staff. 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. 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.
Cost: $150
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  • + (01-31-2020) - Estimating and Bidding Strategies for Contractors

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    Time: Jan 31st, 2020 | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: Designed for Procurement Managers, Bid Managers, Estimating Leads, Project Managers, Estimators, and Project Engineers. 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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  • + FEBRUARY 2020

    + (02-14-2020) - First Aid CPR Certification

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    Time: Feb 14th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: Medic First Aid will be providing a First Aid / CPR certification class. The courses are sponsored by the Safety & Health Committee of the Construction Advancement Foundation.
    Cost: $50.00 per person
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  • + (02-20-2020) - 8 Hour Safety Administration for Construction

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    Time: Feb 20th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Class Description: This training program provides an introduction to OSHA administrative requirements processes and procedures. Participants will learn about proactive safety management systems to improve to improve organizational safety culture.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (02-21-2020) - Construction Leadership 101

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    Time: Feb 21st, 2020 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am
    Class Description: Designed for Anyone Leading a Team in Either the Office or Jobsite, This Construction Advancement Foundation course workshop will enhance your individual skills and provide you with a handful of tools which will help you to become a more effective leader.
    Cost: $100
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  • + (02-26-2020) - Sound Advice for Acoustic Design

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    Time: Feb 26th, 2020 | 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Class Description: Unwanted sound impacts and affects all inhabitants of our created spaces. If not already in codes, controlling noise will quickly become a mandated concern for designers. Attesting to increasing the regulatory focus on noise, is a recent proliferation of standards, guidelines, and codes regarding acoustics. Very soon, many of these guidelines will no longer be mere suggestions. Most requirements can be addressed with a basic understanding on how sound travels and is reflected, blocked, absorbed or transmitted by materials and assemblies chosen when designing envelopes. Acoustic design is best addressed in an incremental fashion. This course approaches the subject in that fashion. Fundamentals are first covered, including basic principles regarding sound, how its energy moves through matter, how its path and intensity can be altered, and how success in the manipulation of sound is measured. Who Should Attend? Design-Build Professionals, Architects, Contractors, & Engineers
    Cost: $30 (Lunch Included)
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  • + (02-27-2020) - Controlling Costs on Construction Projects

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    Time: Feb 27th, 2020 | 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Class Description: Designed for Project Managers,Superintendents, Project Engineers,and Lead Forepersons. 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.
    Cost: $100
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  • + (02-28-2020) - Crucial Conversations and Negotiating Strategies for Contractors

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    Time: Feb 28th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description: Designed for Project Managers, Superintendents, Project Engineers, Lead Forepersons, Procurement Managers, Bid Managers, and Accounting Managers. 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.
    Cost: $100
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  • + MARCH 2020

    + (03-06-2020) - Building a Successful Team for a Complicated Project

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    Time: Mar 6th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am
    Class Description: This presentation will focus on how to best set the stage for kicking off a challenging project and ensuring success for all team members. Best practices will be transferable to any team. This CAF Workshop is designed for anyone who has to take charge of a multi-disciplinary/company team (contractor, subcontractors, client, architect, engineer, etc.) and drive results.
    Cost: $100
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  • + (03-12-2020) - 8 Hour Risk Assessment and Accident Investigation

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    Time: Mar 12th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Class Description: This training program is designed to develop skills in assessing job site hazards so that participants can anticipate risk and plan to manage risks. The program also provides training of accident investigations and the implementation of root cause analysis.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (03-26-2020) - 8 Hour Fall Protection Training

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    Time: Mar 26th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Class Description: This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to hazard of falling from elevated work areas. More fatalities occur from employees falling than form any other occupational exposure in the construction industry.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + APRIL 2020

    + (04-09-2020) - 8 Hour Trenching and Excavating

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    Time: Apr 9th, 2020 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Class Description: This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to of trenching and excavation. Among other hazards discussed the program focuses on preventing cave-in hazards that could result in fatalities. The training also focuses on soils classification and protective measure to prevent worker injuries and fatalities.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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  • + (04-23-2020) - 8 Hour Electrical Safety

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    Time: Apr 23rd, 2020 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Class Description: This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to electrical safety. The class also includes a discussion of the NFPA requirements for arc flash and arc blast hazards. The intent of the class is to provide information that the participant can use to manage or prevent electrical hazards.
    Cost: $150.00 per person
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