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Effective Leadership Skills

This in-depth course provides a pathway to leadership by teaching electrical apprentices and journeyman electricians how to enhance their soft skills. They’ll learn: o Ways to work efficiently. o How to collaborate effectively with peers, clients, and management. o How to improve their skills from social to interpersonal to communication.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Tuesday, July 21, 2020 05:00PM 09:00PM Laurel Event Flier View Schedule Sign-up Online!

Just for GC's Construction Law Seminar

The Just for GC's Construction Law Seminar will cover many similar topics. All members of the construction industry are invited and will benefit, but we will consider matters from a general contractor's point of view.

From Date Through Date Start Time End Time Location Hours CEU
Thursday, October 29, 2020 Thursday, October 29, 2020 08:30AM 03:30PM Laurel Sign-up Online!

Construction Law Survival Seminars

Mechanic’s Liens - Time Limits, Notices and Claims to preserve rights in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and D.C. Public and Private Payment Bond Rights - Federal Miller Act and State Little Miller Acts Construction Contracts - How to Write, Review and Revise contracts - Conduit, Pay when Paid Clauses and Claims Procedures

From Date Through Date Start Time End Time Location Hours CEU
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 Wednesday, November 04, 2020 08:30AM 03:30PM Dulles IEC Sign-up Online!

Building Electrical Troubleshooting Skills Part I

Hands on Training This hands-on training mini-course provides an overview of electrical circuits and troubleshooting focusing on practical, hands-on techniques for understanding electrical systems and EMD fundamental operating principles, programming, and troubleshooting on common commercial and industrial circuits. Participants will learn by building and testing circuits that include several different types of mechanical and solid-state components, including motors and other common control devices. Topics: How to test and correct power problems like transients, harmonics, and voltage sags and swells; The difference between apparent power, true power, power factor, and how to measure and compare each type; Interfacing a drive to a PLC controlled system; Troubleshooting common electrical problems; Best test instruments to use when testing and troubleshooting different circuit and system problems. Meter types used during seminar include at least 8 different types of circuit testers, DMMs, current clamps, and power quality analyzers.

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Managing Change Orders

This seminar will examine how changes in the scope of work on a project have become an inevitable part of the construction process, If handled improperly, changes can lead to disputes , mediation , and even litigation between you and the general contractor or the owner of the project. Project Managers must possess the Skills and strategies to deal with this most volatile of the project. True cost of completing a change order Establishing a change order process Factors affecting Productivity The Real Cost of Labor Burden Negative Impacts on the base Contract Contract Administration and Cost Accounting Impacts to Schedule Dealing with Fixed Overhead and Profit Mark-up Presentation and negotiation Skills Effective Documentations

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Foreman Training

“Foremen are the key to the success of any project. Foreman must be equipped with the knowledge of what it takes to have an outstanding career”. Course Outline: * Skills & traits necessary for excellence * Maximizing tools * Managing an Motivating your workers * Contract documents * Time Analysis & paper work * Working well with inspectors * Minimizing the impact of mistakes * Analyzing Manpower Needs * Ordering and organizing materials * Coordinating with other trades

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Basic Electrical Estimating

This course walks electricians through all the phases of an electrical estimate including: Personal Prerequisites, Work Area and Environment, Tools and Misc. Materials Required, Standard Forms and How they are used, Various ways that Computers have affected our Industry Students will also do a complete takeoff of a small office building, including service equipment and feeders, lighting fixtures, lamps, misc., material for fixtures, branch lighting, branch power, and motor connections. The takeoff will include listing, pricing material and labor, extension of materials and labor and Bid Summary. Final Estimates will be reviewed with the class based on Instructor’s Takeoff. Required Materials: Scalemaster or Rotometer, Manual Counter, Calculator Price Includes: 16 Hours of Training, Breakfast & Lunch each day, Manuals & Sample Blueprints

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Project Management

This seminar will provide tangible ways to increase profits and maximize management and labor efficiency while increasing customer satisfaction. Key topics include: controlling costs, managing labor, negotiation, pricing, and managing cash flow as they relate to project managers. Specific topics include: Maximizing profitability through effective project management; Marketing from a project manager’s perspective; Using the estimate as a management tool; Intro to design/build for the project manager; Profitability through planning & scheduling; Tracking labor productivity; Winning at the change order game; Short interval scheduling; Time management; Negotiation tactics

Class not currently available at this time.