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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

+ 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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+ (04-01-2021) - Fundamentals of Construction Contract Documents and Project Delivery Systems

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Time: Apr 1st, 2021 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Class Description:

Construction contracts and subcontracts are complex documents, whether they’re for a small job or a multimillion-dollar project. Understanding your rights and obligations, and the various legal implications construction contract documents can have, is important for all parties. Understand the fundamentals of traditional and alternative project delivery systems including design-bid-build, design-build and construction manager-at-risk. This CAF Professional Development Course will you better understand the tenets of construction contract law as well as the various project delivery methods commonly used in construction.


Cost: $25
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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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+ (04-09-2021) - First Aid CPR Certification

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Time: Apr 9th, 2021 | 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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+ (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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  • + (04-15-2021) - Construction Changes and Scheduling Delays

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    Time: Apr 15th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am
    Class Description:

    Construction is a business fraught with risk. Disputes over even the smallest of issues can quickly escalate, with crippling consequences to the project and the parties. Over the years, the construction industry has developed various methods of contractually allocating the risk of project delays, changes, and disruption. Some of these methods include liquidated damages provisions, "no damages for delay" clauses, waivers of consequential damages, provisions that limit liability, claims notice provisions, waiver of damages clauses, acceleration clauses, change order clauses, and provisions addressing responsibility for the adequacy of the construction plans and specifications. This CAF Professional Development Course will help you better understand the legal risks associated with construction changes and scheduling delays.


    Cost: $25
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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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  • + (04-29-2021) - Contract Default and Resolving Construction Disputes

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    Time: Apr 29th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am
    Class Description:

    Most of the time, construction work gets done and payment comes through. However, there are situations where the general contractor or a construction user becomes convinced that a contractor or subcontractor has not fulfilled their obligations and are in default under the contract. These disputes can be very sensitive if there is still work to be done on the project. They can also be very costly. If the work is not up to standard, it can cost tens of thousands of dollars to make it right, and can add months to the project's completion date. This CAF Professional Development Course will help you better understand the legal risks associated with default and termination as well understanding claims and dispute resolution.


    Cost: $25
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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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  • + (05-13-2021) - Design and Construction Defects

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    Time: May 13th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am
    Class Description:

    Defects in design and construction are common. Defects range from mundane or aesthetic defects, to very serious defects that affect the performance of a structure and cause severe economic impacts, to defects that cause catastrophic collapses with tragic results. Regardless of whether a defect is major or minor in nature, a problem remains: defects typically aren’t discovered until long after completion of the work, and defending against defect claims is a tall (and expensive) task. This CAF Professional Development course will help you understands the risks involved in both design and construction and will provide some guidance on how to mitigate some of the most common types of risk.


    Cost: $25
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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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  • + (05-27-2021) - Indemnification, Insurance, Bonding and Safety

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    Time: May 27th, 2021 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am
    Class Description:

    Construction work can be a tricky and dangerous business. Contractors perform a variety of trades and scopes that carry different levels of inherent risks. Failure to plan and financially protect oneself against these risks can have the potential to result in substantial financial and physical harm to both the contractor and the party for whom the contractor is working. Therefore, many projects require contractors to carry an insurance policy, a surety bond, or in some cases, both. There are often misunderstandings amongst contractors regarding exactly what the two of these are, why they are required, and how they differ. These misunderstandings can result in financial disaster, including the complete bankruptcy of the company and personal liability for their owners, so it’s crucial to be educated about these products. This CAF Professional Development course will help you minimize the legal risks to your company and make sure you are prepared for all possible outcomes.


    Cost: $25
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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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  • + (06-10-2021) - Construction Contract Payment Terms and Remedies

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

    Getting paid for work performed on a construction project is obviously one of the most important issues for all parties involved in each project. Most contracts contain provisions relating to progress and final payments, retention, withholding payments for defective work, delays, liens or payment bond claims, suspension of work, and termination of the contract. All of those provisions can, in one way or another, affect when and how much you may be paid under your contract. Delays in receiving payment erode profitability and it can mean disaster if the unpaid amount is large and the delay is long. This CAF Professional Development course will help understand the construction law relating to payment terms and remedies for the construction contractor.


    Cost: $25
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