September 21, 2017

Education & Professional Development

Construction Roundtable Series: Challenges and Opportunities for Iowa Contractors

Sept. 20 - Des Moines

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

Cornerstone Academy

October 5-6,2017

This construction leadership development program is designed to introduce attendees to several facets of the commercial construction industry, while providing them with a wealth of valuable information and priceless resources. A solid understanding of the topics included in this program are vital to the success of every commercial construction company, therefore also critical for the success of the employees who are leading these firms. This is an excellent opportunity to see a detailed overview of many important aspects of the commercial construction industry, as well as receiving fundamental information.  Presenters for Cornerstone Academy include industry experts in their respective topics who have a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding, based on years of working in Iowa’s construction industry. Each presenter will provide the group with recommended resources to assist attendees with building a comprehensive supply of reference materials for future use.

Please note - this is the first of five sessions.

Master Builder Designation: Leadership - 8 Credits, Project Management - 8 Credits, Safety - 6 Credits, Ecological - 6 Credits, Ethics - 6 Credits, Your Choice - 6 Credits

Bluebeam Revu Online Demonstration

Online Demonstration

October 10, 2017
10:30 - 11:30 am

Presenter: Ben Hesterman - Bluebeam University, Pasadena, CA

Bluebeam Revu delivers award-winning PDF creation, editing, markup and collaboration technology to Windows desktop and tablet users. Create and navigate smart, information-rich document sets from converted Microsoft Office and CAD files. Annotate drawings with customizable markup and measurement tools, and work on the same 2D and 3D PDFs with project partners in the office or in the field. The possibilities are endless.

The purpose of this online demonstration is to showcase the features of Bluebeam Revu and how it can be used to improve the efficiency and accuracy of workflows within the architecture, engineering and construction industries. The demo will also cover the capabilities of Bluebeam Studio, a collaboration tool that will improve communication on projects.

Controlling the Silica Hazard in Construction

West Des Moines
October 17, 2017

October 18, 2017

Presenter: Troy Porter - Construction Safety Specialists, Inc., Des Moines, IA

This course will provide contractors with their obligation to control silica on job sites and information on how to best comply with the silica standard to keep employees safe. The course will also include an extensive demonstration on qualitative fit testing. Qualitative fit testing is a pass/fail test method that uses your sense of taste or smell, or your reaction to an irritant in order to detect leakage into the respirator face piece. Qualitative fit testing does not measure the actual amount of leakage. Whether the respirator passes or fails the test is based simply on you detecting leakage of the test substance into your face piece.

OSHA 10 Hour

Des Moines
October 19 - 20, 2017

Presenter: Brandon Black - Construction Safety Specialists, Inc., Des Moines, IA

Attendees of the 10 Hour OSHA class will walk away from this training with a knowledge of OSHA requirements, the importance of learning and adhering to proper safety procedure, as well as practical understanding of why safety conscious behavior is vital for each and every worker on the job site.

All who attend will receive multiple documents to help them comply with OSHA standards. 10 Hour OSHA participants will receive a card of completion issued by the OSHA Institute.