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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.

Online Safety Training

The CAF has partnered with ClickSafety! ClickSafety is an online training service that is authorized to deliver OSHA 10 cards, OSHA 30 hour cards, and other online training. There is a cost for this service but the CAF has discounted pricing for contributing contractors. To take advantage of the discounted training, click on the Icon below and create an account to get started.

TRAINING & EDUCATION CLASSES

+ MARCH 2021

+ (03-11-2021) - Silica in Construction

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Time: Mar 11th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Class Description:

Learn the Hazards of Crystalline Silica Exposures.


Cost: FREE
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+ (03-18-2021) - Scope Control and Change Order Management

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Time: Mar 18th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Class Description:

Participants in the course will learn effective methods to recognize changes that occur on projects how to address the request for change contractually, and methods for field implementation. The session covers:

A. Introduction to Change – What and Why does it occur
B. Phases of the Project Life Cycle
C. Six Secrets to Effective Scope Control
D. Principles of Effective Change Management
E. Recommended Practices for Change Order Management
F. Using the Theory in the “Real World”

The first two sections address how to recognize the type of change requested. Is it large and has a significant impact on the scope, or a modification to the current scope of work. Participants will learn about the stages of project development that commonly drive changes and how to understand the goals for the client.

The third and fourth sections provide specific effective processes to assure that the project scope change is clearly defined and the impact is understood within the construction lifecycle. The processes for clarifying, documenting and agreeing to changes will provide the participant with checklists to assure the risks, and operation plans meet the company and client goals.

The final two section describe the best practices to develop a change of scope proposal and incorporate the change into the contract. These steps describe the best practices to assure the impact of the change is documented, cost is trackable and how to incorporate the scope into the ongoing work flow. This section includes an interactive exercise to develop of a change to a project. This exercise will provide the participants time to assess, document, cost, and negotiate a change on a project. The participants will leave this session will a better understanding of how to organize the information, assure the cost and time impacts are considered, how to communicate the impacts of a requested change, and how to achieve their goals.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn why changes occur on projects that seem to be fully designed.
• Understand the what crucial questions need to be asked to incorporate a change
• Learn how to develop a change order following the contract requirements
• Learn best practices to confirm the scope, schedule, cost, and risks associated with changes

Who should attend?: Project Managers, Superintendents, Project Engineers, Lead Forepersons, Procurement Managers, Bid Managers, and Accounting Managers.

 


Cost: $100
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  • + (03-26-2021) - Superintendent Leadership 101

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    Time: Mar 26th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Class Description:

    Designed for anyone in field supervision overseeing teams – titles might include: superintendents, foremen, general foremen, team leaders, general. superintendent.  Few industries rely on effective leadership for success more than the construction industry. Superintendent control the greatest variable on a jobsite – labor. With the overwhelming number of activities on any given job, it takes resourceful superintendents to pull them all together. This presentation will be a summary level of basic 101 leadership techniques
    that apply to not only construction, but especially to field supervisors. The construction industry has many opportunities to lead teams. All of us need to be self-reflective on how
    we are doing and what can we do to get better. This workshop will enhance your individual skills and provide you with a handful of tools which will help you to become a more effective field supervisor.


    Cost: $100
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  • + APRIL 2021

    + (04-01-2021) - 8 Hour Safety Administration for Construction

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    Time: Apr 1st, 2021 | 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: FREE
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  • + (04-08-2021) - 8 Hour Risk Assessment and Accident Investigation

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    Time: Apr 8th, 2021 | 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: FREE
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  • + (04-15-2021) - 8 Hour Fall Protection Training

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    Time: Apr 15th, 2021 | 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: FREE
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  • + (04-22-2021) - 8 Hour Trenching and Excavating

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    Time: Apr 22nd, 2021 | 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: FREE
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  • + (04-29-2021) - 8 Hour Electrical Safety

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    Time: Apr 29th, 2021 | 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: FREE
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  • + MAY 2021

    + (05-06-2021) - 8 Hour Confined Space Training

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    Time: May 6th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Class Description:

    This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to hazard of entering confined space such at tanks, sewers and other spaces in industry and on construction sites. The class is intended to identify hazards and compliance solutions to the hazards associated with confined space entry in the construction industry.


    Cost: FREE
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  • + (05-06-2021) - 8 Hour Confined Space Training

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    Time: May 6th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Class Description:

    This training program offers an in-depth review of OSHA regulations relating to hazard of entering confined space such at tanks, sewers and other spaces in industry and on construction sites. The class is intended to identify hazards and compliance solutions to the hazards associated with confined space entry in the construction industry.


    Cost: FREE
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  • + (05-20-2021) - 8 Hour Industrial Hygiene and Environmental

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    Time: May 20th, 2021 | 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: FREE
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  • + (05-27-2021) - 8 Hour Process Safety Management

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    Time: May 27th, 2021 | 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: FREE
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  • + JUNE 2021

    + (06-03-2021) - Silica in Construction Train the Trainer

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    Time: Jun 3rd, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Class Description:

    Learn the Hazards of Crystalline Silica Exposures.


    Cost: FREE
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  • + (06-10-2021) - Train the Trainer - Site Safety Certificate for Construction

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    Time: Jun 10th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
    Class Description:

    This Train the Trainer program offers participants an opportunity to train all 9 of the Site Safety Certificate Programs which includes:


    * Safety Administration

    * Trenching & Excavating

    * Process Safety Management

    * Risk Assessment

    * Confined Space

    * Industrial Hygiene

    * Electrical Safety

    * Fall Protection

    * Silica in Construction

    Prerequisite: You must have a Construction Site Safety Certificate of completion and have attended all Site Safety Classes.

    Please bring your laptop to class.

     


    Cost: FREE
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