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 email@example.com with questions or suggestions!
Wet Wednesday Lunch & Learn Classes
Next up: Oct. 18; 11:30-1 PM
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 descriptions.
October 18 - City Permanent BMPs: Engineering Review and Inspections
November 15- County Enforcement Policies and Procedures
Self-Defense and Awareness for Women
Next class date TBD
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] size & ability."
Registration is $30 for members and $40 for non-members (includes drinks, snacks and a Kubaton key chain). Questions? Contact Pattie at 719-592-1800 x 128.
FREE Silica Presentation by OSHA
Wednesday, October 25; 9AM
About two million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica. OSHA estimates that more that 840k workers are exposed to silica levels that exceed the new permissible exposure limit (PEL). OSHA standards requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers. Enforcement for the silica rule in construction is currently scheduled to begin September 23. Please join us in this free safety presentation by local OSHA representatives. There is no cost to attend this education presentation, but we kindly request your registration so that we can plan.
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course
Thursday, Aug. 24 and Aug. 31; 10 AM-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
Safety Management 101
Friday, September 8; 8 AM-10 AM
There are many job positions that are responsible for making sure their jobsite and/or employees are safe. However, for many of these positions, safety is an ancillary duty and workers have not received training on how to keep the site safe. This new course is designed to bridge that gap. Think of this as "competent persons" training for supervisors. At the completion this course, students will learn the importance of managing safety and risk on the jobsite, understand basic steps to manage safety on the jobsite and gain knowledge on how to respond in case of a jobsite emergency, such as accident or OSHA inspection. Class attendees will leave this course with handouts and tools to immediately take the lessons taught and implement on the job. Who should attend? Project managers, superintendents, foreman and other supervisory roles at the construction site. Register Now
Tuesday, September 12; 8 AM- 5 PM
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
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