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I Hated Public Speaking, Too: Thompson’s Communication Tools for Foremen, Superintendents and Other Trainers 4/5 HR

I Hated Public Speaking, Too: Thompson’s Communication Tools for Foremen, Superintendents and Other Trainers 4/5 HR

I HATED PUBLIC SPEAKING, TOO: Thompson’s Communication Tools for Foremen, Superintendents and Other Trainers
Friday, April 5, 2024  |  7:00AM – 12:00PM
There’s no need to sugarcoat it – public speaking and effective communication aren’t typically a crew leader’s favorite part of the job. But we all know it’s a crucial aspect of every successful project. Dave Thompson is bridging the gap by providing a practical approach to becoming an effective trainer in this class geared towards all frontline supervisors, trainers and safety personnel.

Dave Thompson has been involved in the construction industry for 35 years and has been a safety professional for twenty-two of those. He is the Safety Director for Henderson, Inc., of Williamsburg, VA, and the Lead Instructor for ABC-VA Hampton Roads. Dave also sits on the VA State Corporation Commission’s Advisory Committee for Miss Utility representing excavators and holds a CHST.

Topics include, but not limited to:
– What topics are required by OSHA and NAVFAC that are best done in the field?
– Basic training theory
– How to run an effective toolbox/job site safety meeting
– How to speak with a translator
– How to properly document the training

There will also be practical training so your trainer-to-be can put what they’re learning to good use in a safe, judgement-free zone!

This isn’t your average soft skills class taught by some guru with decades of communications experience. This class is taught by someone that’s had boots on the ground for numerous years and has learned to embrace public speaking. Who better to learn from?

Anyone in a field leadership position can benefit from this class. Class size is limited to allow for maximum interactivity. Register early!

LOCATION **PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW ADDRESS**
ABC-VA Hampton Roads Training Facility
530 Independence Parkway, Suite 500, Chesapeake, VA 23320
**Attendee parking and entrance is in the back of the building.**

COST
Members $149
Non-members $189
Includes training materials, continental breakfast and refreshments

SUBSTITUTION/CANCELLATION POLICY
Substitutions are welcome at any time if the originally registered individual can no longer attend. Please note that a reservation constitutes a financial commitment unless cancellations are made 48 hours before event start.

Questions?
Contact Jamie Carrow

Intro to Microsoft Project: Getting Started 4/11 NV

Intro to Microsoft Project: Getting Started 4/11 NV

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT PROJECT: GETTING STARTED
Thursday, April 11, 2024  |  8:00AM – 4:00PM
Managing time, tasks, people and resources effectively can make the difference between success and failure when completing a complex project. In this Introduction to Microsoft Project 2016: Getting Started class, students will spend time getting comfortable with the Project 2016 user interface, including project views and the ribbon. They will also learn to enter, organize, and link tasks, work with resources, and create projects independently. The course allows time to practice fundamental basic skills essential for efficient use of this program.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
Not just an “introductory” course, this virtual one-day training offers a deep dive into the essential features of Microsoft Project so that attendees can immediately put the software to use planning and managing their projects when they return to work.
• Learn to create and manage simple projects.
• Learn to enter and manage tasks.
• Learn to work with a project calendar.
• Learn to add and manage project resources and work with the resource sheet.
• Learn to create basic reports for your project.

Embrace the opportunity to enhance your project management skills through this engaging, virtual learning experience.
This event is held on Zoom and will require participants to have a reliable internet connection. We also ask that participants have Microsoft Project 2016 installed on their computer.

LOCATION
Virtual – a Zoom link will be emailed to participants the afternoon of April 10

COST
Members: $245
Non-Member: $335

SUBSTITUTIONS/CANCELLATION POLICY
A reservation constitutes a financial commitment unless cancellations are made 48 hours in advance. Substitutions are welcome at any time if the originally registered individual(s) can no longer attend.

QUESTIONS
Erin Stamer

MEP Blueprint Reading 3/18 NV

MEP Blueprint Reading 3/18 NV

MEP BLUEPRINT READING
Schedule varies – see below  |  4:00PM – 7:00PM
**Required Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading 101 or a demonstrated knowledge of basic blueprint reading skills.**
Elevate your expertise and boost your career with ABC-VA’s MEP Blueprint Reading class, the advanced sequel to Blueprint Reading 101 for the Construction Industry. Building upon the foundational knowledge of Blueprint 101, this specialized course delves into the intricate world of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) blueprint reading, providing a tailored approach for individuals seeking to enhance their personal and professional value.

Course Overview: MEP Blueprint Reading is designed for individuals who have completed Blueprint Reading 101 and are eager to expand their understanding of construction projects. The curriculum is meticulously crafted to cover all aspects of MEP blueprints, offering a deep dive into the complexities of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems within a construction framework.

SCHEDULE
Mechanical – March 18, 20 & 25
Electrical – March 27, April 1 & 3
Plumbing – April 8, 10 & 15
4:00PM – 7:00PM

PRICING – Member Pricing/Non-Member Pricing
Mechanical Only – $120/$180
Electrical Only – $120/$180
Plumbing Only – $120/$180
Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing – $340/$510

SUBSTITUTION/CANCELLATION POLICY
Substitutions are welcome at any time if the originally registered individual can no longer attend. Please note that a reservation constitutes a financial commitment unless cancellations are made 48 hours in advance.

Questions?
Contact Erin Stamer

Blueprint Reading 101 2/27 CV

Blueprint Reading 101 2/27 CV

BLUEPRINT READING 101
Begins Tuesday, February 27, 2024 | Please see detailed schedule below

Enhance your personal and professional value by enrolling in ABC-VA’s Blueprint Reading 101 for the Construction Industry. This comprehensive course is structured for the beginner and covers all phases of a construction project. Participants will discuss the phases of construction including site, landscape, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical.

All employees in the construction industry can benefit from this course.  Knowing and understanding the blueprint language is a highly marketable skill and will make anyone an invaluable resource to their company.

SCHEDULE
Six-Day Course:
February 27, 29
March 5, 7, 12 & 14
12:00PM-3:00PM

COST
Member – $345
Non-Member – $520

LOCATION
ABC-VA Central Virginia Training Facility
1600 E Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228

SUBSTITUTION/CANCELLATION POLICY
Substitutions are welcome at any time if the originally registered individual can no longer attend. Please note that a reservation constitutes a financial commitment unless cancellations are made 48 hours in advance.

Questions?
Contact Kristen Altermatt

Blueprint Reading 102 8/13 NV

Blueprint Reading 102 8/13 NV

BLUEPRINT READING 102
Begins Tuesday, August 13, 2024  |  4:00PM – 7:00PM
This course is designed to advance those with the fundamental skills and theories from the basic blueprint reading class (Blueprint 101) that is essential for print reading experience in heavy commercial construction. The textbook and actual project drawings used for this course present and reinforce the concepts of elements commonly found on prints of large structures.

The topics to be covered in these sessions include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Working Drawings and Drawing Concepts
• Types of Construction
• Specifications
• Sitework
• Structural Steel Construction
• Reinforced Concrete Construction
• Mechanical and Electrical Systems
• Finish Construction
• Trade Competency Tests and Review Questions

SCHEDULE
Eight-Day Program:
August 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 17, 24
October 1
4:00PM-7:00PM

COST
Member – $370
Non-Member – $540
Includes textbooks and blueprints

SUBSTITUTION/CANCELLATION POLICY
Substitutions are welcome at any time if the originally registered individual can no longer attend. Please note that a reservation constitutes a financial commitment unless cancellations are made 48 hours in advance.

Questions?
Contact Shaye Currie