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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!

Project Management in the Time of Crises, Part I

A weekly, 4-week, 8-hour, live, video class. Kirk Alter, Fast Management, Inc. & Purdue University Good project management has always required paying close attention to the skills of pre-planning, estimating, contract review, scheduling, project execution, customer control…and much more. At all times, the fundamentals of good project management don’t change. In times of crises – these days of both health crises and economic crises, superior execution is critical to the success of all firms. In these times “good enough,” isn’t, and many firms are at great risk in the coming months…and perhaps, years. Contractor, industry expert, and Purdue University professor Kirk Alter and IEC Chesapeake are joining together to provide this timely series of 4-week programs for all-comers. The class will be offered on Wednesdays from 5:00pm – 7:00pm Eastern, and will be delivered by WebEx. Materials will be provided via Drop Box. You can attend the using your computer, phone or other digital device. This program is the first part of a series, so don’t miss it! This is a real-world, case driven program designed to meet the immediate challenges to your firm resulting from the Covid-19 crisis, and the resulting economic crisis. Who Should Attend? Project Managers, Estimators, APMs, Construction Managers, Operations Managers, Owners, and more.

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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

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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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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.

Class not currently available at this time.