Blueprint Reading for Construction : Can you read blueprints and interpret how the information applies to the job you are working on? Do you know how to apply the blueprint information towards determining costs for labor and materials? If not, you need to take this course. This Construction Blueprint Reading class covers a foundational skill in construction. All construction professionals, regardless of whether they are working in the field or in the office, must know how to read blueprints. Blueprint reading is not terribly difficult, but it does require practice and some basic knowledge of blueprints. This course is designed to provide knowledge of blueprint reading as it relates to the architectural and building industry. It will cover the theory of reading floor plans, section and elevation drawings, foundations, floor plans, elevations, sections, schedules, means, methods, symbols and notations, scaling and dimensioning practices, reading blueprints for structural formation, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing drawings. This instructor-led blueprint reading course is designed to provide you with that foundational knowledge and enough practice at reading blueprints to get you started. Skills taught will help you apply blueprint reading skills toward under-standing which trades are responsible for work shown on plans, and pre-paring accurate forecasts of the materials, labor and costs involved in a project. Mastery of blueprint reading will come
Introduction to Construction Project Management : 6-hour class developed to introduce the various components of Construction Project Management. Includes descriptions and examples of how each stage inter-relates and standard practices used during the Construction process.
ESTIMATING 101 – BUILDING THE FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS : The classes introduce estimating procedures in a clear and precise manner explaining all the procedures of estimating the cost of construction work such as quantity takeoff, pricing of the contractor’s work, pricing sub-trade work, pricing site overhead and properly utilizing bid documents. This course provides thorough instruction on the principles of construction estimating and the skills to be-come a professional estimator by using drawings from several real projects, thereby walking the attendee through the complete estimating process which can be used in various trades on many different types of construction projects.
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Intended Audience : Individuals in the construction trades who are moving into management roles.
Description : This class provides instruction in project management for the construction trades. Students will learn about construction materials and methods, mathematics, communications, safety, human resources, scheduling, and customer service. Upon completion of the course, students will be qualified to manage construction projects.