Interactive Workshops

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Construction Boot Camp for Field Leaders—Four Corners of Field Leadership Excellence
Wkshp Code: MOLBC
Date/Time: Monday, February 2 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Brad Humphrey

Who Should Attend?

This Boot Camp is for the construction owner or senior leader who may need a tune-up and is trying to move their field leaders to the next level. It’s also for the construction field leader who is fighting daily battles bringing their people along.

Articulation
  • Five techniques to better communication
  • Get your point across without losing respect AND your job
  • Build confidence in your public presentation
Coordination
  • Build better understanding between you and others
  • Line out daily expectations with less confusion and greater productivity
  • Keep your team organized, focused and coordinated
Organization
  • Build next week’s mindset by using the best planning tool
  • Use of Daily AM and PM Huddles
  • Keep your eyes on the week’s production requirements and make adjustments
Acceleration
  • Four tips to take your workers to the “next level” of success
  • Develop vision; then learn how to cast that vision
  • Ten time-management tools to make you the “Most Valuable Field Leader” in your company

Boot Camp attendees will receive a copy of:

  • Next Week’s Look Ahead
  • AM/PM Huddle Card
  • Field Leader’s HR Pocket Coach©
  • Several leadership templates for company development efforts

Registration includes workshop materials, continental breakfast and light lunch.
NOTE: This Boot Camp SOLD OUT 4 weeks prior to WOC 2014, so register early!
MOLBC Fee: $395 on or before 12/15/14; $475 after 12/15/14 and onsite
SPECIAL SAVINGS: Purchase BOTH Mon-Tues Boot Camps (MOLBC & TULBC) by 12/15/14, Fee $695 (save $95); if register for both after 12/15/14, Fee $825 (save $125).
8.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.


Construction Boot Camp for Foremen & Supervisors—Becoming a Strategic Thinker & Planner
Wkshp Code: TULBC
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 3 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Brad Humphrey


Who Should Attend?
Field Leaders continue to make decisions that impact employees, customers, quality and company profits. This Boot Camp will help foremen and supervisors become better strategic thinkers and planners, organized meeting facilitators, trainers of the new work ethic employee and job-cost drivers of accountability.

Strategic Thinking & Planning
  • Why strategic thinking is superior: 6 advantages of the strategic thinker
  • Five steps to strategic decision making that produces greater results
  • Strategic planning that elevates the Field Leader’s effectiveness & reputation
Facilitating the Perfect Meeting
  • How to plan for the perfect construction meeting: Pre-Job; Contractor Meetings; & Post-Job Reviews
  • Skills needed to run the perfect meeting: What you need to press the best from the rest!
  • 10 Facilitation Skills guaranteed to improve your facilitation efforts & meeting results
Giving Effective & Strategic Feedback
  • Five reasons why giving feedback is more important today than ever
  • The field leader’s professional approach to giving effective & strategic feedback
  • How to receive feedback from others & use it to improve your leadership
  • Proper use of the “Feedback Card” when addressing others
Training the New Work Ethic Construction Worker
  • How to prepare for the new 60% of your job effort: Mentally, Emotionally, & Physically
  • Eight training skills & techniques that build better workers who retain what you teach
  • Spotting future “trainers” from your workforce and training them on how to train to keep your company strong and growing

Boot Camp attendees will receive a copy of:
  • Strategic Thinking articles for additional educational support
  • The Feedback Card
  • Facilitation Meeting Tools i.e. agendas, meeting notes, action plans

Registration includes workshop materials, continental breakfast and light lunch.
NOTE: This Boot Camp SOLD OUT 2 weeks prior to WOC 2014, so register early!
TULBC Fee: $395 on or before 12/15/14; $475 after 12/15/14 and onsite
SPECIAL SAVINGS: Purchase BOTH Mon-Tues Boot Camps (MOLBC & TULBC) by 12/15/14, Fee $695 (save $95); if register for both after 12/15/14, Fee $825 (Save $125).
8.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.


NEW! Construction Boot Camp for Project Leaders—Field and Project Management Systems that Work
Wkshp Code: WELBC
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 4 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor: George Hedley

Who Should Attend?

This in-depth workshop is for contractors and project leaders who want to get organized and in-control of their construction projects. This NEW Boot Camp will show attendees how to implement proven systems to take charge of their field and project management operations and improve crew productivity. Attendees will learn how to develop accountable and responsible construction project team leaders, pro-actively communicate with field supervisors and foremen, and track field performance to achieve results.  

Develop Proven Construction Systems
  • Get organized and in-control
  • Produce consistent results
  • Create your company systems manual
Achieve Results
  • Create a field production scorecard
  • Monitor & track project results
  • Meetings to communicate clear expectations
Make Project Leaders Accountable & Responsible
  • Steps to improve field productivity
  • Clear guidelines and job descriptions
  • Track project schedules and milestones
Implement Proven Construction Systems
  • Start-up through project completion
  • Contracts, documentation & paperwork
  • Change orders, job cost tracking & close-out

Boot Camp attendees will receive a copy of:

  • Project Manpower  Schedule Tracking
  • Project Scorecard Tool
  • Job Forms
  • Look-Ahead Schedule
  • Copy of George’s Book: ‘Get Your Construction Business to Grow & Profit!’ (a $29.95 value)

Registration includes workshop materials, continental breakfast and light lunch.
NOTE: Space is limited to 75 participants, so register early!
WELBC Fee: $395 on or before 12/15/14; $475 after 12/15/14 and onsite
8.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.


OSHA 10-Hour Concrete/Masonry Construction Safety Program
Wkshp Code: MOOSHA
Date/Time: Monday – Tuesday, February 2-3 | 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Instructor: Matt Murphy


This OSHA 10-hour construction program is specifically designed to help concrete/masonry workers and supervisors identify and avoid hazards they are likely to encounter every day on the job. The workshop is highly engaging and includes video segments of jobsite scenarios that show typical hazards and their remedies.

This interactive workshop will be presented in designated modules using a combination of text book material, visual media, lecture and demonstration:
  • Introduction to OSHA/General Safety and Health Provisions
  • Health Hazards and Basics of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Electrical Safety
  • Struck By/Caught In
  • Fall Protection
  • Scaffolding
  • Trenching/Excavation
  • Concrete and Masonry Construction
  • Safety Programs

Registration includes 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations Manual (a $50 value), Introduction to OSHA Student Handout Packet, continental breakfast, boxed lunch and safety training completion card.
NOTE: Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early!
MOOSHA Fee: $395 on or before 12/15/14; $475 after 12/15/14 and onsite
10.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA


Train-the-Trainer: Construction Forklifts
Wkshp Code: MOCFT  
Date/Time: Monday, February 2 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ron Overton


URGENT NOTICE: As per the new federal law 29CFR1910.176 employers must ensure that all employees who operate forklift trucks are qualified persons and they have been trained, passed a written exam and evaluated in their ability to operate the classification of forklift truck safely and perform the operating tasks required of them. (Proof of training or qualification must be available to OSHA upon request.)

1. Employer must ensure that all employees have been properly trained, tested and evaluated on the safe use of the forklift in accordance with the federal law prior to operating one at work.
2. Operators must be retrained, retested and reevaluated whenever they are involved in an accident, near miss or observed operating unsafely.
3. All operators must be reevaluated every three years by the employer on their safe use of the forklift trucks.

In this 4-hour trainer workshop, employers’ attendees will receive a complete in-house qualification program and training on how to implement. Participants will become authorized as in-house instructors to teach rules/regulations on how to properly inspect and operate class 1, 4, 5 & 7 forklift trucks (including tele-handers or reach trucks). This program will assist employers in complying with the Federal Law requiring qualified forklift operators in your facilities and/or on the jobsite.

Participants will receive the Trainer’s Kit (valued at $395) which contains Trainer’s Manual, PowerPoint presentation and script, practice quizzes with grading keys, practical evaluation forms, six forklift safety posters, twenty 48-page student handbooks and a tote bag. Registration fee includes complimentary admission to WOC 2015 exhibits—an $80 value.

NOTE: Space is limited to 75 participants, so register early!
MOCFT Fee: $595 on or before 12/15/14; $695 after 12/15/14 and onsite (Regularly $895.00)
4.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.


Train-the-Trainer: Aerial and Scissor Lifts
Wkshp Code: MOASL
Date/Time: Monday, February 2 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Ron Overton

URGENT NOTICE: As per the federal and state laws 29CFR1926.453 employers must ensure that all employees who operate Aerial Boom and Scissor Lifts are qualified persons and they have been trained, passed a written exam and evaluated in their ability to operate the Aerial Boom and/or Scissor Lift safely and perform the operating tasks required of them. (Proof of training or qualification must be available to OSHA upon request.)

1. Employer must ensure that all employees have been properly trained, tested and evaluated on the safe use of the Aerial Boom and Scissor Lifts in accordance with federal law prior to operating one at work
2. Operators must be retrained, retested and reevaluated whenever they are involved in an accident, near miss or observed operating unsafely
3. Fall protection requirements for Aerial Boom Lifts must be covered with each employee

In this 4-hour trainer workshop, employers’ attendees will receive a complete in-house qualification program and training on how to implement. Participants will become authorized as in-house instructors to teach rules/regulations on how to properly inspect and operate Aerial Boom and Scissor Lifts.

Participants will receive the Trainer’s Kit (valued at $395) which contains Trainer’s Manual, PowerPoint presentation and script, practice quizzes with grading keys, practical evaluation forms, twenty 44-page student handbooks and a tote bag. Registration fee includes complimentary admission to WOC 2015 exhibits—an $80 value.

NOTE: Space is limited to 75 participants, so register early!
MOASL Fee: $595 on or before 12/15/14; $695 after 12/15/14 and onsite (Regularly $895.00)
4.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.


NEW! Train-the-Trainer: Pendant Overhead Crane
Wkshp Code: TUPOC
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 3 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ron Overton


URGENT NOTICE:
As per the federal and state laws 29CFR1910.179, employers must ensure that all employees who operate Pendant Overhead Cranes are qualified persons and they have been trained, passed a written exam, and evaluated in their ability to operate the Pendant Overhead Crane safely and perform the operator tasks required of them. Proof of training or qualification must be available to OSHA upon request.

1. Employer must ensure that all employees have been properly trained, tested, and evaluated on the safe use of the pendant overhead crane in accordance with the deferral law prior to operating one at work.
2. Operators must be retrained, retested and reevaluated whenever they are involved in an accident, near miss, or observed operating unsafely.
3. All operators must be retrained every three years by the employer on their safe use of the pendant overhead crane.

In this 4-hour workshop, employers’ attendees will receive a complete in-house qualification program and training on how to implement. Participants will become authorized as in-house instructors to teach rules/regulations on how to properly inspect and operate Pendant Remote Controlled Overhead Cranes.

Participants will receive the Trainer’s Kit (valued at $395) which contains Trainer’s Manual, PowerPoint presentation and script, practice quizzes with grading keys, practical evaluation forms, twenty 44-page student handbooks and a tote bag. Registration fee includes complimentary admission to WOC 2015 exhibits—an $80 value.

NOTE: Space is limited to 75 participants, so register early!
TUPOC Fee: $595 on or before 12/15/14; $695 after 12/15/14 and onsite (Regularly $895.00)
4.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.


Train-the-Trainer: Rigging and Signaling
Wkshp Code: TURSS
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 3 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Ron Overton

URGENT NOTICE:
As per the new federal construction crane rule which went into effect November of 2010, (29CFR1926.1425, 1428, 1430) employers must ensure that the following employees are qualified persons and they have been trained, tested and evaluated to perform the tasks involved. (Proof of training or qualification must be available to OSHA upon request.)

1. All workers on a construction site are trained on the hazards of working around cranes and the new rules for energized power line clearances
2. Only “qualified riggers” will detach, attach or rig loads for cranes
3. Only “qualified signalpersons and spotters” will provide signals for crane operations or spot for crane clearances

In this 4-hour trainer workshop, employers’ attendees will receive a complete in-house qualification program and training on how to implement. Participants will become authorized as in-house instructors to teach rules/regulations on how to properly select, inspect and use basic rigging as well as signaling/spotting for overhead hoisting. Signaling, spotting and recognizing the hazards of working around cranes are also included in this program.

Participants will receive the Trainer’s Kit (valued at $395) which contains Trainer’s Manual, PowerPoint presentation and script, practice quizzes with grading keys, practical evaluation forms, twenty 44-page student handbooks and a tote bag. Registration fee includes complimentary admission to WOC 2015 exhibits—an $80 value.

NOTE: Space is limited to 75 participants, so register early!
TURSS Fee: $795 on or before 12/15/14; $895 after 12/15/14 and onsite (Regularly $1295.00)
4.0 continuing education hours approved for AIA/CES LU, PDH, MCAA and TCA.


NEW for WOC 2015 — TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS WITH LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS

WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION: Concrete Countertops
Wkshp Code: TUCCD    
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 3 / 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Trainer(s): Jeff Girard
Location: Gold Lot, front of North Hall, Certifications & Training Area


Watch a countertop and sink come to life, going from a mold and raw ingredients to polished and colored concrete with exposed aggregate. This live demonstration will reinforce the processes you learned in “Step-by-Step Instructions for Producing High-Quality Precast Concrete Countertops” and allow you to touch and feel the results. You will see how a sink mold is constructed, how concrete is mixed and the consistency adjusted with superplasticizer, how a sink and countertop are cast and then demolded, and the grinding and polishing process. Learn what tools and equipment are needed, such as a mixer and diamond polisher, and see them in action. Also see how pigments, stains, and decorative embedments such as glass, stone and metal can be combined to create myriad looks. Participants will receive a from-scratch mix design and step by step handout.

SPECIAL NOTE: This workshop and live demo is a great compliment to seminar MO20 Step-by-Step Instructions for Producing High-Quality Precast Concrete Countertops presented by Jeff Girard. Seminar MO20 registrants will receive $75 discount on TUCCD workshop if purchased by 12/15/14.
NOTE: Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early!
TUCCD Fee: $275 on or before 12/15/14; $200 when purchased with Seminar MO20 by 12/15/14; $350 after 12/15/14 and onsite


WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION: Decorative Overlays
Wkshp Code: WEDOD    
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 4 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trainer(s): Chris Sullivan, Chris Becker, Brian Farnsworth
Location: Gold Lot, front of North Hall, Certifications & Training Area


Decorative overlays offer some of the greatest potential when it comes to growing your decorative concrete installation business. The variety of colors and finishes are only now being realized, with large growth potential into the future. This interactive workshop with live demonstrations allows participants to observe various decorative concrete overlay systems in cutting edge and trending finishes. Key focus areas of the class will include moisture mitigation prior to overlay application, hard trowel finishes with stain, specialty knock down finishes, polished self-leveling overlay with accents and vertical thin section overlay application. Workshop participants will see all of these systems and finishes applied with an emphasis on trending colors and design elements as well as long term durability in all climates.

SPECIAL NOTE: This workshop and live demo is a great compliment to seminar TU21 Current Trends & Innovations in Decorative Concrete: Product, Design, Performance & Potential presented by Chris Sullivan. Seminar TU21 registrants will receive $75 discount on WEDOD workshop if purchased by 12/15/14.
NOTE: Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early!
WEDOD Fee: $275
on or before 12/15/14; $200 when purchased with Seminar TU21 by 12/15/14; $350 after 12/15/14 and onsite


WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION: Industrial Slab Polishing & Repair
Wkshp Code: WEPRD    
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 4 / 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trainer(s): Rick Smith
Location: Gold Lot, front of North Hall, Certifications & Training Area


In this interactive workshop, watch and learn how to repair, grind, polish and burnish concrete floors.  Live demonstrations will feature a wide variety of floor repairs, grinding, polishing, dust and slurry collection, high-speed burnishing, chemical hardening, gloss treatments and measuring gloss. Do not miss this opportunity to see how to use equipment and products to transform old and damaged floors into beautiful floors suitable for retail and industrial facilities.

SPECIAL NOTE: This workshop and live demo is a great compliment to seminar WE17 Polishing Retail & Industrial Slabs—Design & Construction Best Practices presented by Rick Smith. Seminar WE17 registrants will receive $50 discount on WEPRD workshop if purchased by 12/15/14.
NOTE: Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early!
WEPRD Fee: $200 on or before 12/15/14; $150 when purchased with Seminar WE17 by 12/15/14; $275 after 12/15/14 and onsite


WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION: Concrete Sub-Floor Moisture Testing
Wkshp Code: THMTD    
Date/Time: Thursday, February 5 / 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Trainer(s): Peter Craig
Location: Back of South Hall


How you conduct moisture tests on, and in a concrete sub-floor has a great effect on the results you obtain. Watch and learn how moisture tests need to be performed to comply with the current ASTM test methods. Learn what factors affect the accuracy of moisture test results and what the numbers you measure do, and do not mean. Nervous about your upcoming ICRI moisture testing certification performance exam? This workshop provides you with a hands-on opportunity to practice and have your technique critiqued prior to your actual exam.   

IMPORTANT for ICRI Certification Candidates: This session is an excellent opportunity to observe and practice the four test methods required on the certification performance exam. When you purchase the ICRI Performance Exam THRPE AND this workshop by 12/15/14, you will receive the discounted fee of $200.

SPECIAL NOTE:
This workshop and live demo is a great compliment to seminar TU150 Troubleshooting Moisture Problems in Concrete Floors presented by Peter Craig. Seminar TU150 registrants will receive $75 discount on THMTD workshop if purchased by 12/15/14.
NOTE: Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early!
THMTD Fee: $275 on or before 12/15/14; $200 when purchased with Seminar TU150 or Performance Exam THRPE by 12/15/14; $350 after 12/15/14 and onsite


WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION: Acid Staining Applications
Wkshp Code: THASD    
Date/Time: Thursday, February 5 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Trainer(s): Federico Jasso, Mauricio Zambrano
Location: Gold Lot, front of North Hall, Certifications & Training Area


Producing a complex design with acid stain is not difficult if you use adequate techniques. Don’t miss this Acid Staining Applications workshop with live demonstrations where attendees will observe advanced techniques to create a beautiful scored/stained pattern with 3D features. The full process will be demonstrated starting with a natural grey concrete slab and finishing with application of a protective system. Techniques will include: tracing designs using paper templates, scoring the surface with 4” grinder, masking as a resist to brush marks and hand strokes, applying acid stain using pump sprayer and cheese cloth to create direct and natural manipulation of color fusion (wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry), etching a specific logo design, and applying different protective coatings.

SPECIAL NOTE: This workshop and live demo is a great compliment to seminar WE22 Acid Staining: Advanced Techniques for Flawless Horizontal & Vertical Application presented by Federico Jasso. Seminar WE22 registrants will receive $75 discount on THASD workshop if purchased by 12/15/14.
NOTE: Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early!
THASD Fee: $275 on or before 12/15/14; $200 when purchased with Seminar WE22 by 12/15/14; $350 after 12/15/14 and onsite


WORKSHOP & DEMONSTRATION: Stamped Concrete Rehabilitation
Wkshp Code: THSCRD    
Date/Time: Thursday, February 5 / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Trainer(s): Todd Scharich, Paul Schneider
Location: Gold Lot, front of North Hall, Certifications & Training Area

Stamped concrete has the innate ability to be rehabilitated to look like new, even 10 years or more after it has been placed. Although re-sealing will help some, in recent years products have been developed that allow the contractor to restore, enhance or alter the original color and be antiqued with a secondary color. Techniques and products that produce a durable and lasting restoration to old stamped concrete will be introduced and demonstrated in this interactive workshop. The opportunity to offer this service to both residential and municipal projects could produce a solid income for the knowledgeable contractor.

SPECIAL NOTE: This workshop and live demo is a great compliment to seminar MO19 Basics of Stamped Concrete: Texturing Options & Efficiencies presented by Todd Scharich. Seminar MO19 registrants will receive $75 discount on THSCRD workshop if purchased by 12/15/14.
NOTE: Space is limited to 40 participants, so register early!
THSCRD Fee: $275 on or before 12/15/14; $200 when purchased with Seminar MO19 by 12/15/14; $350 after 12/15/14 and onsite
 

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