August 19, 2017

Education & Professional Development

Webinar - Balancing Act - Drug and Alcohol Testing and Other Tools to Manage Workplace Impairment

August 16, 2017

11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Presenter: Ann Holden Kendell, BrownWinick Law Firm, Des Moines, IA

This webinar will describe the rights and obligations of private employers under Iowa law with regard to workplace drug or alcohol testing.  The information is designed to confirm important compliance issues for employers who already conduct testing and provide information for employers considering implementing a drug/alcohol testing program.  Specific cases will be discussed where failure to comply resulted in employer liability.  Along with the statutory compliance guidance, this webinar also advises employers how to handle potential impairment issues in the workplace without resorting to testing for substances.  These tools include performance management, behavior management and fitness for duty testing.  We will discuss how these tools can be used in lieu of, or in addition to, testing (for example, when a drug test comes back negative).

Construction Roundtable Series: Challenges and Opportunities for Iowa Contractors

Aug. 29 - Sioux City

Aug. 31 - Ames

Sept. 7 - Waterloo

Sept. 12 - Cedar Rapids

Sept. 14 - Dubuque

Sept. 20 - Des Moines

Sept. 26 - Davenport

Sept. 27 - Iowa City

We are excited to announce a new opportunity that will be coming to a city near you – Construction Roundtable Series.  We all share a common interest in improving and promoting the Iowa construction industry.  The Construction Roundtable Series will gather leaders from throughout the state, providing members with the opportunity to discuss current issues and challenges facing the construction industry in Iowa.  This is an excellent opportunity to generate fresh thinking, new ideas and clear perspectives on decisions you face as a contractor.

Master Builder Designation: Your Choice - 2 Credits

Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction - A Three Part Series

Des Moines
September 8, 2017 - Sessions 1 & 2
September 15, 2017 - Session 3

Iowa City
December 14, 2017 - Sessions 1 & 2
September 15, 2017 - Session 3

Presenter: Brad Perkins, Construction Engineering - Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Construction drawings can be difficult to understand and mistakes can be costly. Being able to read and understand construction drawings is a fundamental skill for anyone involved in the construction industry. In this series, participants will gain the skills necessary to read and understand typical construction documents - blueprints and specifications.

Session 1: General Construction / Civil / Project Delivery Methods
Master Builder Designation: Project Management - 3 Credits, Ecological - 1 Credit

Session 2: Architectural / Structural
Master Builder Designation: Project Management - 4 Credits

Session 3: Plumbing / Mechanical / Electrical
Master Builder Designation: Project Management - 6 Credits