In-house Education Opportunities
The HBA offers a wide range of in-house education, training and certification opportunities to take advantage of throughout the year. Review our Event Calendar for a comprehensive list of upcoming classes, webinars, and training sessions. Remember - members always receive a discount. Contact Pattie Benger at 719-592-1800 x 128 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or suggestions!
Opportunities Within the HBA
Gain a Competitive Edge with a Professional Designation
NAHB Education offers professional development programs to building industry professionals nationwide that enhance their business savvy, broaden their areas of expertise and increase their marketability. In today’s growing housing market, what better way to get ahead or maintain your edge on the competition than a professional designation? NAHB designations can lead to more earned income, credibility, and prestige for members and their companies. Learn about designations and consider signing up for our upcoming Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) Class, too (see below).
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course
Thursday, Aug. 24; 10 AM through Thursday, Aug. 31; 4 PM
This program will be taught by Ken Mullinax, an authorized OSHA outreach instructor from SFI Compliance, Inc. and will concentrate on how the OSHA regulations affect residential construction. Focus will be on new and recent OSHA regulatory changes. This course covers OSHA regulations relating to: Intro to OSHA, Safety Policy, Ladders, PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), Access & Housekeeping, Power & Hand Tools, Electrical Power & Power Cords, Scaffolding, Fall Protection, Motor Vehicles, Excavation & Trenching, and more. Upon completion you will receive an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Card (Must attend both days to receive the card). Member: $140; Non-Member: $170. Register Now
New OSHA Focus Four Training
Tuesday, May 2; 8AM-12PM at North Fork at Briargate
Did you know that 1 in 5 worker deaths in 2015 were in the construction industry? The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for 64.2% of construction worker deaths in 2015. Designed for homebuilders and their trade partners, this training covers the big four construction hazards as designated by OSHA: falls, struck-by, caught-in/between, and electrical shock and will focus on the methods for the recognition and the prevention of these common hazards. Thank you to our sponsor and host Classic Homes for making this affordable safety training possible. Register Now and share the flyer!
Project Management - Coming Spring 2017
The primary responsibility of a project manager is to get the project built on time, on budget, and with a happy customer. By applying the concepts and strategies of this course, the participants will increase their professional value and thus bring value to the company and to the customer. This class is intended for: Business owners, project managers, superintendents, sales managers, remodelers, and custom and semi-custom home builders.
Anyone involved in the pre-construction and construction process including small volume builders, remodelers, and custom and semi-custom home builders.
This course is required for the following NAHB designations: CGB, CGR
This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP.
Additional Credit Information: 6 AIA/CES LU 6 AIBD CE
Wet Wednesday Lunch 'n Learn Classes
Join Presenters John Chavez from El Paso County and Jeff Besse from the City of Colorado Springs (and others) to stay on top of the latest in stormwater management. Topics include trade management, development and single lot permitting, inspections, BMPs, SWMP requirements, enforcement policies, and more. These presentations are open to everyone! Classes are 11:30 AM-1 PM. Cost is $20 each class for members or $30 each class for non-members and includes lunch. See the 2017 class schedule.
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist Designation
Wednesday, May 3-5; 8 AM-5 PM
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry home modifications for aging in place. In a three-course program, CAPS teaches the strategies and techniques for marketing, designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. Going beyond universal design. CAPS also addresses the communication and technical needs of the older adult market. The CAPS designation program adds value to that knowledge by providing insights into marketing and working with this demographic group. You must attend all three classes to apply for the CAPS designation.
You will need to register for each class individually. Register Now | Share the Flyer
Get the Edge on the Housing Market - Powered by Metrostudy
Tuesday, May 23; 7:30 AM-10 AM at The Antlers
Join John Covert from Metrostudy for the most important housing statistics tailored to builders and realtors, and hear HBA president Mark Long give the State of the Association update. Metrostudy will present an overview of the latest quarterly data on the Colorado Springs housing market. This includes, housing starts, closings, inventory and available lots. They provide tailored research evaluating the demand for and marketability of residential and commercial real estate projects and retail opportunity. Metrostudy is the definitive authority for real estate and housing industry market intelligence. 7:30 AM — Registration; 8-10 AM — Program. Register Now
Self-Defense and Awareness for Women
Thursday, May 25 & June 15; 4-8 PM at the HBA
In 2015 there were almost 45,000 assaults in Colorado alone - what would you do if you were attacked? Do you know how to protect yourself? Join us for a simple, no-nonsense self-defense class for women consisting of 4 hours of classroom and physical participation through awareness, avoidance and technique. Past feedback:
"It was fun! I learned some new techniques and the importance of having a mindset of never being a victim. Empowering!" ... "The techniques were fairly simple and easy to learn" ... "Very good instruction regardless (of my) size & ability."
Registration fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members (includes drinks, snacks and a Kubaton key chain). Register now! May 25 Class | June 15 Class. Contact Pattie at 719-592-1800 x 128 with questions.
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